Granite is durable and beautiful, which makes it a popular choice for kitchen countertops. However, they're not completely impervious to the damages caused by everyday kitchen use.
How sealing granite countertops can go a long way towards maintaining them for years to come? Read on.
Sealing your granite countertops will cause liquids to bead on the surface instead of absorbing into the stone, which can lead to stains. Maintaining granite countertops by sealing them will reduce damage caused by acidic foods and cleaning agents.
Sealing your granite countertops will help you clean them much faster. Since your granite countertops will be easier to clean with a sealer, you won't need to use harsh cleaning agents, which is better for the environment and for your indoor air quality. A sealer will prevent water, oils, and other contaminants from leaving behind mineral deposits that can make granite look cloudy and dingy.
Before you seal your granite countertops, do a simple test to see if they need sealing. Put a few drops of water on your counter and wait for a few minutes. If the water absorbs into the granite, or if the color darkens, you should seal it.
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