How To Care for your Granite Countertops
By Torin Dixon
There are many questions regarding the proper care of Granite Countertops, and sadly, there is a lot of misinformation out there on the web. This page will help to answer your questions and provide practical help to eliminate your concerns.
You purchased Granite for the beauty, durability and ease of maintenance, but may be worried about how to properly care for this significant investment. There are a few things to keep in mind regarding your Granite Countertops:
GRANITE IS A QUARTZ BASED STONE AND IS ACID RESISTANT
Because of this, you need not worry about lemon juice, tomato juice and other common household items. They will not harm Granite.
GRANITE IS RESIN SEALED IN THE FACTORY
Decorative Granite slabs are Resined in the Factory. This gives you some protection, but most granite remains porous!
GRANITE DOES NEED TO BE SEALED
Even though most Granite is resin impregnated in the factory, the process of grinding and polishing open pores. more
This grinding and polishing requires that nearly all types of granite need to be sealed. See here for more information about resined slabs
Here are a few Simple Stone Care Tips:
If your granite is in good shape and you are not experiencing any stain or sealer residue issues then a pH neutral Daily Cleaner may be all you need to keep your granite looking new.
P1 Cleans, polishes and protects in one action.
Suitable for use in food preparation areas.
Easy to use... Just spray and wipe! MORE ABOUT P1
For a more economical solution, consider P24 Concentrated Liquid Stone Soap.
This is a highly concentrated pH neutral Stone Soap. Simply mix one capful of P24 with 12 ounces of water in your own spray bottle. Simply Spray and Wipe.
DEEP CLEANING & STAINS
if you have heavy stains or mineral deposits, you may need an aggressive Deep Cleaner.
R55 INTENSIVE CLEANER
R55 is ideal for cleaning moderate oil stains and other organic food stains.
A mild alkaline cleaner, R55 is not an acid and will not harm adjacent surfaces. Great for dissolving hard water deposits, scale & lime deposits.
R54 STAIN REMOVER
R54 is a solvent base Heavy Duty Stain Remover for heavy stains. R54 Works best on non organic stains such as Adhesives, Ink, Lipstick, Oils & Fats.
Must be neutralized with R55 Intensive Cleaner (shown above)
We offer a money saving Combo Pack of R54 & R55 here
Protect your investment with a Quality Impregnator like HMK S34 Stone Sealer. HMK is a Professional Grade granite sealer, not a consumer grade item you will find at any store.
To greatly simplify these comprehensive instructions, simply brush on the Impregnator, allow to soak for 15 minutes, not allowing to dry and wipe off all excess sealer, buff to a shine.
All the mystery surrounding the Sealing and Daily Cleaning of your prized Granite Countertops has been solved. You may now rest assured that nearly all common household foods will be repelled from accidental spills by using our Professional Grade Impregnators and Sealers.
Used as a complete system, our P24 Concentrated Stone Soap supports the sealer and enhances your protection.
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