Granite is commonly used in homes and business in the Los Angeles area, and it’s easy to understand why. Granite is an incredibly versatile material, and it lends itself to a variety of decorating styles and preferences. A strong granite seal is your first line of defense against minor and major forms of damage, and it can be difficult to lay down an even, smooth coating on your own. Read on to learn more about granite sealing, and get in touch with our granite maintenance experts today to request a free estimate!

The Benefits of a Strong Granite Seal

  • Stain prevention: Granite is a porous material, which means that it does have the tendency to absorb liquids if they are left sitting on the surface. Instead of permeating through the stone, a strong seal will cause any spills to bead and provide you with plenty of time to wipe them up.
  • Fewer etch marks: Etching occurs when acidic substances come into contact with the surface and are not immediately wiped up. While etch marks can be removed by a granite restoration experts, it’s far more cost-effective to take preventative measures against this common form of damage.
  • Ease of maintenance: Properly sealed granite countertops are much easier to clean than unsealed countertops, and you’ll find that crumbs, liquids, and other debris wipe away instantly when they’re resting on a strong seal.
  • Enhanced shine: While granite is a naturally beautiful material, it can become dull and clouded with use. Mineral deposits and other contaminants can obscure the surface and detract from the natural beauty, but investing in granite sealing can breathe new life into the surface. Our granite care experts will thoroughly clean the surface before applying the sealant, ensuring that the final outcome is as stunning as it is effective.

If you’re not sure if it’s time to reseal your granite, you can test the current seal by putting a few drops of water onto the surface. If the water does not bead and is absorbed into the stone, then it’s time to reseal the surface. Get in touch with us if you’re still not sure about the integrity of your current seal.

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