Granite Care Singapore
Granite And Its Advantages
Granite is a natural stone like marble, but differs from marble due to its characteristic crystal pattern. It can be used for construction, decoration and more. One of its common uses nowadays are in our homes. It can be used for flooring and =countertops for aesthetic purposes due to the flecks of crystal. Usage of granite creates a modern and sophisticated feel.
Granite’s durability has made it a popular choice as well. It can last tens of years with proper care. It is also generally stain and scratch resistant if it is properly treated. Resistance to staining and scratches cause granite to be widely used for kitchen countertops and bathroom floor tiles. Its porous feature allows efficient cooling of your room which is useful especially in our hot-weathered country, Singapore.
However, if it is not properly treated, the pores in the granite cause it to easily absorb chemicals or liquids and may cause staining. Granites, although durable, are still sensitive towards harsh chemicals. If it is damaged, it will be a heartache as it is normally more expensive than marble.
Proper Granite Care
How do you care for the granite in your home then?
As granite is porous, it needs to be sealed. Porous materials absorb liquids fast, causing a stain to be left behind. A sealant will fill and penetrate the pores to shut any spaces in the granite. This step will help your granite to extend its lifespan and preserve the appearance of the granite surface. Every 10 years or so, your granite will need a resealing for proper protection.
Other than sealing, granite has to be cleaned regularly. Acidic and alkaline cleaners are not advised to be used, instead a neutral pH cleaner would be the best option to properly maintain your granite surfaces. If any spills happen, be sure to mop or wipe it up immediately unless you want it to seep into your valuable granite countertop or flooring. Another thing to note is when cleaning these stone surfaces, rough materials should not be used as it may scratch the surface.
You can also polish your granite so that it looks as good as new again. Polishing helps to even out your granite surfaces and gives it that gleam that you will truly love.
Granite Care Is Our Expertise
Sealing and polishing is not easy as it needs to be applied properly to achieve the desired effect. Don’t stress over it too much, entrust this task to us! Our team has been trained and equipped with all that is needed to properly care for your granite surfaces – knowledge, expertise and experience. If you don’t know much about granite care, you can even ask us and we will be happy to impart the knowledge to you so that you can maintain the condition of your granite.
We utilize the best quality cleaning, polishing and sealing products that we can get our hands on. After all, we want to properly treat and clean your natural stone surface as it is such a waste to see it deteriorate.
Thankfully, our services are offered at an affordable rate so that granite care becomes easier for you. With these rates, you can engage in our services regularly so that we can constantly help you if your granite gives you any trouble.
One Call Away
If you’ve just installed your granite surface in your homes or if you’re agonising over how to clean and maintain your precious natural stone, seek us out! Contact us to know how we can be of service to help you care for your granite surface. A call is all it takes!