Nothing compares to the feel and elegance of natural stone countertops. Granite has fast become popular in recent years. A multitude of varieties and colours are available. Chiefly made of Quartz and Feldspar it’s very dense and hard, stands up well to the treatment it receives & is mostly chemical resistant to alkalis and acids making it a good choice in the kitchen. Generally the lighter Granites are softer than darker Granites.
It is worth asking your supplier to be sure that the Granite supplied is not a Basalt or Dyed as these Granites are not acid resistant & can be damaged & be very difficult to restore.
Although some suppliers may not recommend sealing Granite, it is always best to test first because there are Granites that are more porous than others. A simple test would be to apply a few drops of water to the surface for a minute or so then wipe off. If the Granite is darker in the area where you applied the water then it will need sealing.
Services we offer for your Granite worktops:
- Surface scratch marks
- Chipped edges
- Impact marks & scratches
- Cracks of more than 2 mm in depth
- Broken corners
- Defects caused during installation and finishing
Many of our cleaning products meet today’s need for eco friendly cleaning & sealing solutions.