When Do I Seal My Granite Countertops?



This question is frequently asked, and unfortunately, there is no black and white answer. First off, you should know, here at PGC we seal everything before it leaves our fabrication shop for install. Knowing that, there are a few other simple indicators/tips to help determine if your material is in need of re-sealing.

  • Lighter color stones tend to be more porous than darker stones. This alone may mean that you need to re-seal your countertops more frequently.
  • A good indicator that you may need to re-seal your countertops is if you start to notice water or other liquids absorbing into the stone rather than beading up.
  • If you should happen to get a stain there are products and processes available for removing them, if you do remove a stain you should re-seal your countertops after the stain is no longer there.
While you should be conscious of the condition of your countertops there is a lot conflicting and misinformation on the market about the “required” maintenance of granite and other natural stone countertops. The vast majority of granites never need to be re-sealed, however there are a lot of people who like to do it yearly for peace of mind. This is perfectly fine and an extra insurance.
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We also offer a 15 Year StoneTech Food Stain Warranty that can be purchased and transfers easily with the title of the property. This package comes with a daily cleaner/revitalizer that can be used as frequently as desired and reinforces the seal on the countertop. It also includes a registered warranty and the remainder of the StoneTech Bulletproof sealer. There are also several products on the market that would work for re-sealing.
If you have additional questions regarding the care and maintenance of your countertops please feel free to give us a call or stop by our showroom!
Thanks for reading…
Angie
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Posted in Sealing, Stone Care on February 14th, 2017 by Angie | | 0 Comments



15 Year Dupont StoneTech Professional Food Stain Warranty Offers Peace Of Mind For Consumers…



When it comes to sealing granite countertops, there are a lot of myths that exist, especially on the internet. It is no wonder that many consumers are confused about it all, as there is a lot of conflicting information.

I know it is a confusing topic, but I would like to set you straight. As a fabricator, we seal everything before it leaves our facility, as most reputable fabricators do, even though many of granite’s probably never require sealing. Yes-you heard that right! There are however, some porous stones out there that do need sealing, as well as some types of natural stones including marble, travertine, etc., so it just makes sense as a fabricator to seal them all, instead of trying to keep track of the ones that do. The Marble Institute of America, a professional organization for technical and training resources and professional development in the stone industry, backs this up stating  that “most granite countertops do not need to be sealed, but many granite countertops receive additional benefit from being sealed, which is a further reduction of moisture migration into an already moisture resistant surface.”¹

If you are concerned about sealing or staining for your granite countertops, we offer a 15 Year DuPont StoneTech Professional Food Stain Warranty, that will give you the peace of mind that you are looking for. The warranty includes both a protectant and revitalizer that is applied to the product at the installation. Many of our customers like this, as the product offers advanced penetrating protection, and makes them feel at ease when cleaning their granite countertops.

Let’s take a look at what the warranty covers:

  • DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional includes one of the industry’s best warranties.
  • 15-year, fully transferable residential countertop warranty
  • 8-year commercial and industrial countertop warranty
  • Guarantees stain protection from common household food and beverages; however, etching is not covered
  • Covers all granite, marble and quartzite options for countertops
  • Covers replacement labor and materials
  • 1-year outdoor countertop warranty on select granite options
  • Warranty transfers with the title of the property; no limitations”²

 

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15 Year Dupont StoneTech Warranty

If you are interested in purchasing our 15 Year Dupont StoneTech Warranty, please let us know at the time of your purchase. We would be happy to apply it for you.

Thanks for reading!

Barb

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¹“MIA Statement of Position On Sealing Natural Stone Countertops,” MIA. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2016.
²Dupont StoneTech Professional Warranty

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Posted in Granite, Sealing on April 14th, 2016 by Barb | | 0 Comments



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