What You Need To Know About Granite Countertops
If you are considering a granite countertop, you are in good company. Over 8 million granite countertops cover counters across the US. Why is that?
A 100% granite slab is one of the most durable surfaces available for a kitchen countertop. It is resistant to acid such as soft drinks, fruits, and wine. Granite is resistant to heat, and it is repairable. If for some reason you do damage the surface, natural stone like granite and be restored and most mishaps can be repaired.
Even though granite is “all of the above” it is not stain-proof. Neither is anything else. The good news is you can prevent staining by having the right sealer applied to your natural stone surface. A sealer that penetrates the surface (often called Impregnating) is needed for natural stone. A quality sealer is not a topical product like you would use on wood for a barrier on top of the surface, but one that goes below the surface to prevent the stain from getting in. In most cases you will not even be able to tell you applied it. Unfortunately, all sealers are not made equal.
Most sealers – especially in big box stores simply don’t have enough repellant properties to prevent oil or acidic stains. In a kitchen, this is critical. Cooking oil, bacon, butter, acidic fruits, cheese…etc. all have oil or penetrating properties and can leave unsightly stains.
For years, professional stone fabricators, installers, and repair companies have used a professional grade product that is now available to consumers called Ultimate Pro Premium NanoSealer. This premium commercial grade sealer is designed for granite and will repel water an oil. It is low in VOCs and equally important, quick and easy to apply. Simply saturate the surface evenly with the product, let dwell for 5-10 minutes, ensuring that the surface stays wet, wipe the surface dry. You can begin using the surface again in less than an hour. What’s even better is you only need to apply it once.
Ultimate Pro NanoSealer is food grade safe, and when used in conjunction with cleaning products designed to maintain the sealant properties – Crystal Clean and Finishing Touch Spray your countertop will stay protected for over 20 years.
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