Granite, Marble, and Quartz are all appealing for countertops in a kitchen or bathroom, all three come in various colors and patterns and are a natural alternative to laminate, wood or ceramic.
Natural Stone is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain. By following these suggestions for use, your countertops will last a lifetime while maintaining a brand new appearance
- Clean your countertop daily with a soft cloth and a neutral, non-abrasive cleanser for best results. Mild dish soap and water work best.
- Clean up all spills immediately
- Do not use bleach, vinegar, ammonia-based products or other general-purpose cleaners
Your countertops were sealed after installation by your installer. This helps prevent the absorption of any compound that can stain your tops but is not foolproof.
Resealing depends greatly on the type of stone you have and how much use your work surface gets. Sealant may need to be reapplied anywhere from 6 months to 1 year. To test if the sealer is working, place a few drops of water on your work surface. If the water soaks in quickly, then it is time to reseal. If it beads up, it is protected. It may not be necessary to reseal your entire countertop. Concentrate only on your trouble areas when needed.
You can purchase sealer at a home improvement store or through GerrityStone directly.
See our list of cleaning and sealer products by clicking here!