Granite is sure to add a little extra class and style into any room in the home. It works particularly well for bathroom or kitchen flooring, bathroom sinks and kitchen benchtops. In order to keep your granite countertops looking as good as new for many years to come you will need to properly look after them.
It is very important that you use coasters, placemats and other protective items on the surface of the granite. Hot saucepans can burn and cause damage to the surface of the granite if they are placed on the same area regularly — placemats help to prevent this from happening.
It is also important that you only use cleaning products which have been specifically designed for use on granite. Many normal household cleaning products contain harsh acids. When these acids are continuously used on the granite benchtops they can wear off the top layer and cause the granite to look dull. The same applies to abrasive cleaning products which can scratch and mark the surface of the granite.
Sealant is a type of product which is applied onto the surface of the granite. It provides and extra barrier layer which helps to protect the surface from wear and tear. When new granite benchtops are purchased they will typically come already sealed and ready to go. However, it may be worth sealing your granite surface after a year or so to help provide a little extra protection
If you live in New York, New Jersey or the surrounding areas, Milano Granite & Marble should be your first stop when choosing the cabinets, tile and countertop for your kitchen or bathroom renovation project. With decades of experience, our Staten Island location is ready to help you every step of the way, from product selection all the way to installation! Call us at (718) 477 - 7200.