GRANITE SEALING AND CLEANING IN FOUNTAIN HILLS, ARIZONA
How Long has it been since you had your Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertops sealed? Many homeowners might be misinformed when it comes to deciding on the proper timetable for when they should seal their countertops and flooring.
Here are 3 relevant questions to consider:WHEN SHOULD YOUR SEAL YOUR COUNTERTOPS?
- HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU SEAL YOUR COUNTERTOP?
- HOW LONG WILL THE SEAL WORK?
All Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertops should be professionally sealed immediately after installation. Before sealing they should be professionally clean to provide a baseline. NEVER seal stone before cleaning, doing so will only trap-in construction dust and oily substances. NEVER allow the installer, no matter how friendly, to apply seal before cleaning your countertops. Hire Stone Care of Arizona, LLC the natural stone care expert to perform the initial service. We do not install, however we provide natural stone care services.
When should you seal your Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertops? All Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertops should be professionally cleaned and sealed after installation and periodically thereafter. The short answer is dependent upon one’s “lifestyle and usage.” Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertops with little to no use can go up to 5 years before you should seal. Conversely, Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertops used heavily should be sealed more often. For example, Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertops installed in kitchens and restrooms should be sealed every one to two years. The best indicator to use is the appearance of calcium or soapy buildup. These are indicators that it is time to call Stone Care of Arizona. When the appearance of the Countertop has become soiled or dull, call us.
There has been much debate as to how long a seal will work after it is applied. It is all a matter of how porous the surface area of the Granite, Onyx, Travertine and Marble countertop may be. It boils down to the amount of seal that was initially applied. Some countertop may require multiple coats for maximum protection. Too often, unskilled workers in error or in a hurry will apply a seal incorrectly or will not apply enough.
Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, the natural stone care cleaning and sealing experts of Scottsdale uses only the best penetrating sealer on the market. Our sealers are formulated to create an invisible barrier for medium to denser porous surfaces. Our penetrating sealer will allow the stone to breathe and create a vapor barrier. Simply stated, our penetrating sealing protective molecules are larger than inadequate liquids and will prevent surface contamination from absorbing into the surface.
We will professionally seal your countertops in the following manner:
- Test the level of porosity of the natural stone
- We thoroughly clean your Granite before sealing.
- We apply a penetrating sealer that seals the micro pores of your countertops
- We use Diamond polish to bring the surface to a shine
Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, the natural stone care cleaning and sealing experts of Scottsdale can professionally clean and seal your countertops and including flooring. If you need your countertops cleaned and sealed, please give Stone Care of Arizona, LLC, the natural stone care cleaning and sealing experts a call at 480-625-0557.
Should you seal your countertops yourself? The short answer is NO! why? In our article “Should you Professionally clean your Granite countertops in Scottsdale, Arizona?” we explain the merits of having your Granite countertops cleaned on a regular basis.
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