Care and Maintenance
Features and Benefits of Granite Stone:
- Naturally beautiful with unique pattern and color.
- Heat resistant
- Scratch – Resistant
- Stain, mold and mildew-resistant with proper care and maintenance.
- Resistant to most acids, such as soft drinks and juices, as compared to marble.
Care and Maintenance of Granite Countertops and Floors
Natural stone is very porous. The best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer. The sealer fills the pores and repels spills on the surface, allowing you time to completely wipe it away.
We recommend that you use care the maintenance products from StoneTech ™ Professional, a DuPont company, that are specially formulated to protect and enhance the beauty of hour granite. Once the stone is sealed, clean up is usually easy. We recommend that you use StoneTech™ Professional Revitalizer ™ Cleaner and Protector. Revitalizer cleans with a gentle, pH-neutral formula that removes soils while reinforcing the original protective seal to help prevent future staining. Learn more about our care products
Although we usually think of stone as “hard”, it is a porous material. Natural stone has varying degrees of porosity depending on the type of stone. If left unsealed, spills and everyday messes can easily penetrate the surface. The liquid eventually evaporates but the stain is left behind.
Removal of oily stains is easily accomplished with StoneTech ™ Professional Oil and Stain Remover.
Florochemical technology, incorporated into StoneTech ™ Professional BulletProof ™ and StoneTech ™ Professional Impregnator Pro, is the most advanced technology available, providing the ultimate shield against both water and oil based stains. The micro-molecular formula actually bonds with the stone surface to deliver unsurpassed wear resistance and durability. And because the sealer reacts with the stone, you no longer have to worry about its porosity. It works on all types of stone, from ultra-porous Juparana Columbo to super-dense Absolute Black.
Do’s and DON’Ts of Granite
DO clean up spills immediately to minimize damage to your stone.
DO use trivets or mats below hot dishes & cookware.
Do use place mats under china, ceramics, & silver that can scrape your stone’s surface.
DO use coasters under glasses, particularly ones containing alcohol or citrus juices.
DO clean surfaces frequently with a StoneTech Professional Revitalizer Cleaner and Protector.
DO use StoneTech Professional BulletProof Sealer to protect your stone.
DON’T wait to clean up spills on stone.
DON’T use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub cleaners.
DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners.
DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers
DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specially formulated for stone.
DON’T use scouring powers and abrasives because they will scratch the surface.