If you are considering a kitchen makeover, you probably have already fallen in love with the versatility of granite countertops. This type of countertop is extremely unique since no two slabs are identical.
Before you start enjoying your new granite countertops, here are a few things you should know.
When people go to pick out granite countertops for their home, they often wonder if sealing them is necessary and if it is, how often they should do it. Although whether or not you seal your granite countertops largely depends on your lifestyle, it's usually a better bet to have them sealed.
Granite countertops are extremely durable, but they are not indestructible.
It is not complicated to determine if your granite countertops need sealing. Simply dab some water or mineral oil on them and note of if the area becomes darker. If it does, then the surface is absorbing the liquid. If you can easily wipe up the liquid and there isn't a color change in the surface, you don't need to seal your granite countertops quite yet.
When you have granite countertops installed, ask about sealing. In most cases, the sealing process will already be taken care of for you, but you should understand how this process works and when you need to have your granite countertops resealed.
If you're looking for new countertops, we have over 100 colors of granite for you to pick from and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about our options.