People think of granite as durable material that can withstand heavy use. This is true, but like all natural materials, it is also porous. This means that liquid, grime, dirt and bacteria can seep into your countertops and leave it dirty, discolored and stained.
Sealing is an essential step in caring for your granite countertops. Oil, wine, coffee and water are among the substances that can stain your countertops, but when they are sealed, liquid will bead and roll off them.
Sealing is not something that needs to be done just once. Resealing your countertops needs to be done periodically to ensure that they continue to look their best for many years.
Our Sealing Process
The first step in sealing your countertops is to clean them thoroughly. We will ask that you take everything off your countertops before we arrive so we can get right to work.
We will clean your countertops and ensure that they are free from any dirt or grime that has worked its way into the stone. When they are clean and dry, we will move on to the next step of sealing them.
We will thoroughly cover your countertop with sealant. Sealant works by clogging any pores in the stone so that substances cannot seep down into your granite. After we have applied the sealant, we will let you know how long you need to wait before you can start to use your countertops regularly again.
How Often Do You Need to Seal?
The frequency of sealing is based on how heavily you use your countertops and the type of stone. We can make an individual recommendation for the best schedule for sealing to keep your countertops looking great.
Granite countertops are attractive and easy to care for, but they do need some maintenance. Whether we installed your countertops or you have moved into a new home that has them, we can help ensure that they remain beautiful.