You may have questions regarding the proper Care and Protection of Granite Countertops, and sadly, there is a lot of misinformation out there on the internet.
This page will help to answer your questions and provide practical help to eliminate your concerns.There are a few things to keep in mind regarding your Granite Countertops:
GRANITE IS A QUARTZ BASED STONE AND IS ACID RESISTANT
Because of this, you need not worry about lemon juice,
tomato juice and other common household items.
They will not harm or etch Granite. (you should wipe up spills quickly)
This is NOT the case for Marble or Travertine,
these are calcium based stone and are acid sensitive.
ALMOST ALL GRANITE IS RESIN IMPREGNATED IN THE FACTORY
GRANITE DOES NEED TO BE SEALED
Even though most Granite is resin impregnated in the factory,
the process of grinding and polishing open pores.
This grinding and polishing requires that nealy all types of granite
need to be sealed. See here for more information about resined slabs.
PROTECTING YOUR GRANITE COUNTERTOPS
Protect your investment with a Quality Impregnator like HMK S234 Stone Sealer
HMK is a Professional Grade granite sealer, not a consumer grade item you will find at any store.
To greatly simplify these comprehensive instructions, simply brush on the HMK S234 Impregnator, allow to soak for 15 minutes, not allowing to dry and wipe off all sealer, buff to a shine.
If your granite is in good shape and you are not experiencing any stain or sealer residue issues then a pH neutral Daily Cleaner may be all you need to keep your granite looking new.
P301 Cleans, polishes and protects in one action.
Suitable for use in food preparation areas.
Easy to use... Just spray and wipe! LEARN MORE ABOUT P301
For a more economical solution, consider P324 Concentrated Liquid Stone Soap.
This is a highly concentrated pH neutral Stone Soap. Simply mix one capful of P324
with 12 ounces of water in your own spray bottle. Simply Spray and wipe.
If you have heavy stains or mineral deposits, you may need an aggressive Deep Cleaner.
R155 is ideal for cleaning moderate oil stains and other organic food stains.
A mild alkaline cleaner, R155 is not an acid and will not harm adjacent surfaces. Great for dissolving hard water deposits, scale & lime deposits.
You may now rest assured that nearly all common household foods will be repelled from accidental spills by using our Professional Grade Impregnators and Sealers.
Used as a complete system, our P324 Concentrated Stone Soap supports the sealer and enhances your protection.
If you have further Questions, please contact us Toll Free: 800- 380- 6881 to speak with our Technical Experts.