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How to Restore Your Granite Countertops

Granite countertops have long been a favored accent piece to add to any kitchen or bathroom. Stone is elegant and durable, but it’s an investment that needs special care to preserve its shine. Is your granite looking a little dim? Here are some tips from a professional granite cleaner. 

What Exactly is Granite?

Each slab of granite is unique because it was made by nature, rather than mass produced in a factory. In fact, granite is actually formed from molten lava, but it can also contain quartz, potassium feldspar, and various trace minerals that give it such beautiful coloring. Sometimes dolomites, breccias or gabbros are sold in its place as a more affordable option. Knowing what your countertops are made from will help when it comes to restoring them.

Granite Cleaning and Maintenance

Granite, like other natural stones, is naturally a porous material. The trouble with this is that porous materials are easier to stain. This is one of the main reasons why it’s so important to keep your granite countertops expertly cleaned, sealed, and polished. Even surfaces that are made from engineered granite with additives still require careful maintenance to keep them sparkling. Periodically hiring a professional granite cleaner is the best way to keep your stone countertops looking their best. 

Is it Time to Reseal Your Granite Countertops?

Has it been a while since your granite countertops were sealed? If so, you might be wondering if it’s time to have them touched up. One simple way to test how well your seal is working is to sprinkle a couple drops of water on the counter. Ideally, it should form little beads. If it’s able to seep into the stone, however, this is a clear sign that you need to call a professional granite cleaner who can restore your countertops in order to prevent stains from forming.

Tips on Caring for Granite

One of the most important things to remember when it comes to caring for your granite countertops is to wipe up spills right away. Having said that, avoid leaving extra water on the surface of your counters, and only use as much water as is necessary for granite cleaning. Keep in mind that acidic or alkali cleaners can damage granite surfaces, making them appear dull and flat. Instead, stick to PH neutral products and talk to an experienced granite cleaner who offers professional restoration services. 

Talk to a Professional Granite Cleaner

Is your granite looking damaged or faded? At Legacy Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, we’re certified in a wide range of services, including carpet cleaning, upholstery and fabric cleaning, stone masonry and ceramic cleaning, rug and carpet cleaning services, color repair, odor control, and leather cleaning.

Do you have questions? Request an estimate today by giving us a call at (925) 261.7249. You can also fill out an online contact form by clicking this link

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