Granite Countertop Sealing
How Would You Know That You Need a Granite Countertop Sealing?
According to the Marble Institute of America, granite countertops do not require sealing. Please note that it is only a guideline. Depending on your needs and the current condition of your countertop, you may need to seal it to prevent further damage and enhance its life. Granite is porous, so it absorbs liquids. The sealant penetrates into the pores of granite and seals them, thereby removing its absorbing ability. So one of the services we are offering is Granite countertop sealing.
When no liquid can pass through to reach the granite itself, the subsequent damage is eliminated. The liquid will only form beads on the surface; hence, the sealant acts as a layer between the two substances.
Harmful liquids include juice, grease, wine, cleaners of high chemical content, cheese and other such elements. Please note that sealing the countertop should be done right after you have it installed. If all the equipment has already been put in place, then it would be a huge task to remove it just to perform the sealing.
Sealing is durable but it also has a working life. Typical seals last about a year, after which, resealing is important. This process is a one-time investment to ensure that your granite countertop has a long working life.
One very easy process of finding out whether you need to have your granite resealed is to drip some water on the surface. After a while, if the water beads up, that means your sealing is still doing what it’s supposed to and there is no need for a resealing. If the water soaks into the granite surface, you need to call the experts immediately. Please take note that prolonged exposure to harmful liquids can substantially reduce the life of your granite.
In case you have observed that you need granite countertop sealing, feel free to get in touch with us. It is highly recommended that professionals must do this delicate task.