“Very happy about the results he got from the cleaning and sealing of his granite…”
Mrs. You can’t go wrong choosing to have Absolute Black Granite for your countertops, the people that have this material know that it is almost indestructible however if mistreated for long periods of time can loose its luster and its protective penetrating sealer. We turned this around for our customer Mr. Dorsey, now he is very happy with the results and recommends StoneShine restoration services.
Kitchen and bathroom Granite Countertop Cleaning…
“Use only granite cleaning products that are PH neutral on your granite floor or countertop surfaces. PH neutral cleaners are non-acidic, these will preserve and will not corrode or strip away the sealer on the surface of the granite.”
Out in the market place not everything that shines is gold. Look for reputable granite cleaning products that won’t leave stains or streak marks on the surface of the granite; product manufacturers that specifically indicate that they are safe to use on natural stone surfaces like granite. PH neutral cleaners are easier to find nowadays and a drive to your local store could easily save you hundreds of dollars.
StoneShine, we are rated the #1 granite cleaning company in Los Angeles & Orange County. We also serve San Bernardino & Riverside in the Inland Empire , Palm Springs, San Fernando & San Diego.
“Granite and other natural stone cleaning is better left in the hands of certified and trained professionals with experience in the field of natural stone restoration, trying to clean it yourself can make its appearance sometimes worst”
That’s why cleaning granite countertops is better left in the hands of a natural stone restoration professionals, at StoneShine we pride ourselves in being experts in granite cleaning, simply put it is one of our best specialties! normal cleaning procedures are not effective in granite etching and stain removal, this cleaning is better left in the hands of the best qualified, expertly trained granite restoration professionals.
In the case of water and other foreign substances like acids and chlorides that can cause severe damage to natural stone we recommend blotting the affected area with water to prevent spreading the stain and further damage to the stone. In either case the best precaution is to clean the affected area with the proper granite cleaning solution.
There are many effective granite cleaning solutions in the market these days specializing in many types of granite and natural stone, we can recommend a few tips, give us a call!
“Having the proper care and cleaning maintenance program of the granite in your home, common daily use can get granite surfaces looking dull and dirty, good granite cleaning and sealing procedures will ensure its longevity”
Apply warm water over a soft clean sponge ringing out any excess water until the sponge is barely damp. Gently wipe the granite surface and dry it with a clean soft cloth. Buff the granite until it shines. If the granite surface is extremely dirty then gently cleaning with a damp sponge is not sufficient, call one of our offices and schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.
Kitchen and Bathroom Granite Countertop Sealing…
Sealing granite countertops, etching & stain removal is better left in the hands of granite sealing professionals. Unsealed granite surfaces exposed to water for long periods of time can cause excess moisture to penetrate the granite causing surface cracks and sometimes irreversible damage. damage caused by acidic agents or chlorides may cause weakening of the granite known as pitting, when this happens chips star to appear and flaking begins to occur on the surface of the granite. In either case the best precaution is to seal the granite with the proper sealing solution.
“Sometimes trying to fix these problems yourself without the proper skill and know-how will only spread the damage even further.”
There are many sealers and sealing solutions in the market these days specializing in many types of granite.
Liquid spills, acids & stains…
“Having a proper sealing care maintenance program for granite countertops in your home will ensure its longevity as well as the key to a shiny and vibrant look.”
StoneShine, we are rated the #1 natural stone cleaning company in Los Angeles & Orange County. We also serve San Bernardino & Riverside in the Inland Empire, Palm Springs, San Fernando & San Diego.
The best way to avoid stains and etching is simply sealing your granite showers, floors and countertops. A good granite sealer is crucial to avoid stains & etching. keep in mind that sealers will not completely prevent stains & etching from occurring, they act as retarders.
Its good common practice to clean spills immediately after, you do this by blotting the spill as opposed to wiping it, as wiping it will only spread it therefore spreading the damage.
It is also good to seal the granite surface after it’s been cleaned and polished. Sealer will keep most moisture & foreign substances from penetrating the granite immediately, keep in mind that natural stone sealers are not the ultimate protection against etching & stains.
ATTENTION: natural stone sealers do not give you full protection against to oils and acid spills, therefore it can’t be guaranteed that the natural stone surface will not get damage again if it is misused or uncared for after it is sealed. we can recommend a few tips, give us a call!
“When sealing granite use only products which are VOC compliant to avoid food poisoning or other issues when the granite surface comes in contact with food.”
What a Sealed granite surface should look like…
Look for manufacturer’s instructions in the back of the product specifically indicating that is safe to use on natural stone surfaces. When sealing granite use only products which are VOC compliant. These type of sealers will penetrate into the granite and protect the natural stone from within rather than creating and outside layer. We recommend spraying the sealer on the floor or countertop surface with a spray bottle and then using a squeegee to spread the sealer around before wiping off any excess.
“If you are serious about maintaining your granite surfaces looking vibrant and well-protected then the best way is to arrange for periodical sealing according to your needs. Once a year may be a good choice.”
Good quality sealers keep foreign substances and acids from penetrating immediately into the granite. But, sealers only protect for a reasonable period of time, given enough time acidic substances will erode away the layer of sealer and inadvertently cause damage to the granite. It is a good idea to pick up after spills immediately after they occur. However with nano-technology advanced sealants have been developed to reduce the risk of staining and etching considerably.
That’s why sealing granite, etching/stain removal is better left in the hands of marble restoration professionals. Water can also damage marble, but not quite as severely as damage caused by acidic agents or chlorides but in either case the best precaution is to seal the marble with the proper sealing solution. There are many sealing solutions in the market these days specializing in many types of marbles and natural stone, we can recommend a few, give us a call at 1-800-770-7789.
“Periodic cleaning & sealing is essential in maintaining granite countertop surfaces looking at their best. Preparation is the key, proper care of the surrounding areas is very important before starting a granite cleaning job. We cover and protect all sensitive areas before starting a job”
Taking the proper care of a granite surface before it is cleaned will ensure that the area in question will look better without damaging any of its surroundings, like: baseboards, stainless steel appliances, cabinets, etc. We know how important it is to protect all these sensitive areas before we start a job and we waste no time doing it and being very meticulous about it. We are natural stone restoration experts and simply don’t take for granted why you chose us to be your preferred natural stone restoration company. Thank You for choosing us!