Granite is a great choice for a kitchen or bathroom countertop. It is extremely dense and durable. It is also a natural stone, and as such, it is porous. Staining granite is very rare.
Granite is resistant to bacteria. As the surface of the sealed granite countertop is not porous, meaning elements will not “soak” into it, your kitchen or bathroom is less likely to be affected by dirt, bacteria and other filth often found on countertops and in kitchens. The level, sealed surface gives you the opportunity you to easily deal with messes from kitchen prep and spills.
Sealing your granite countertops is a necessity. How often you need to seal your countertops is up for debate. Some think sealing the countertops annually is sufficient, but this may not be the case. The type of sealant and wear and tear on the countertops determines how often the granite should be sealed.
At installation, we take the time to seal our countertops. This way our customers are well-prepared in the beginning. Those who are not certain if resealing is necessary need only do this simple test. Place a drop of water on the countertop. Wait approximately 30 – 60 seconds. If the stone begins to absorb the liquid and darken, immediately clean the drop up and reseal your countertops.
Granite slabs, because they are natural stone, come in a variety of colors. This means selecting your best choice for your home comes from seeing the granite in person. Do not make your decision based on a picture. Several factors, including age, origin and soil composition will have an impact on the color and quality of your granite slab.
RockSmith Granite & Quartz offers full-service granite countertop installation services in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. Our contractors specialize in the fabrication and installation of granite countertops. Our installation team has years of experience installing granite slab kitchens and baths. We are prepared to complete any custom project you require. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 952-431-7625.