Granite Repair, Care, Polishing, Restoration in Los Angeles

Granite Care and Maintenance

Graniterock is a gorgeous, robust, durable stone used mainly on countertops.
Because It is 80% Quartz, it requires little maintenance.
Generally, we recommend using aceto
ne to remove any grease or complex substance; marble counters,
on the other hand, need a great deal of care due to the calcium nature it will etch with anything acidic like
lemons, vinegar, and so on. Also, although it hardly carves,
This stone can become dull and stained.
This is due to its igneous and dense nature.

Therefore, it requires proper cleaning, polishing, and an impregnator sealer
to help protect it from further damage.
JK marble maintenance services include stone cleaning, sealing, polishing, and crack repair.

Granite combines several minerals, such as Quartz, feldspar, and mica.
In residential and commercial settings, it is famous for countertops and other surfaces due to its durability and resistance to etching and staining. 

As molten magma cools and solidifies deep within the earth, granite acquires its unique grain structure and color patterns.
In addition to being sturdy and durable, it is also resistant to scratching and chipping. 

Aside from its practical qualities, granite is also valued for its natural beauty and can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space.

GRANITE POLISHING AND BUFFING

Polishing is another delicate process using a grinder with diamond pads in different grits.
Granite polish cream or powder is used.
Polishing can be done both wet and dry.
The main reason why granite is polished is to restore its original shine and finish.
A polished granite rock surface becomes less susceptible to liquid spills.
Buffing is also done to remove hidden residues and make the surface glossy.

BLOTTING:

Foreign substances such as water, chlorides, and acids can sip into the stone, causing unsightly damage. Blotting the affected areas can help to prevent water and other substances from staining the stone.

GRANITE SEALING

Sealing is the most critical step that helps improve granite rock’s durability.
It should be done during the initial installation, but a good sealer is recommended.
The sealer is a barrier that keeps moisture from the porous quartz surface.

You can check whether your Stone countertop is sealed by tossing a few water drops on the granite surface.
In case the water drops don’t bead up, then it means the surface isn’t sealed.

When sealing Quartz, it should be first cleaned using quality cleaner or acetone.
This removes all residues and debris from the surface.
The sealer is then poured to cover the natural granite.
Sealed granite will repel oil, moisture, and foreign materials, thus eliminating the chances of staining.

ACTUAL CLEANING:

Cleaning is done cautiously.
Using soaps and detergents to clean granite surfaces isn’t recommended as they can cause more harm.
Soap scum can pile up and make it lose luster and worsen.
Similarly, abrasive and robust solutions such as acids, sodas, peroxides, alcohol, and vinegar can cause severe scratches and damage.
Cleaning is done by using only the recommended mild cleaners.

The solution is applied using a soft sponge with warm water. It is then wiped gently.
This not only restores its shine but also disinfects the surface.

GRANITE RESTORATION:

Regular cleaning and maintenance are recommended
 if you want your granite countertops and floors to retain that gloss for decades.
It is even ideal for high-traffic commercial properties.
Care should be done annually.
Scheduling for regular cleaning and maintenance eliminates the need
to replace or reinstall the entire stone surface.

Granite FAQ

Here are some commonly asked questions about granite:

Is granite a good choice for kitchen countertops?

Granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops because it is durable and resistant to scratching, chipping, and staining.
It is also heat-resistant so that it can withstand hot pots and pans.
However, it is essential to use a cutting board when preparing food on granite to avoid damaging the surface.

How do I care for granite countertops?

To care for granite countertops, you should clean them regularly with a granite-specific cleaner and a soft, damp cloth.
Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scouring pads, as they can damage the surface.
Wipe up spills immediately to prevent staining, and avoid letting water sit on the surface for extended periods.
Use coasters and trivets to protect the granite from heat.

Can granite be repaired if it is damaged?

Granite can sometimes be repaired if it is damaged.
However, the extent of the damage and the specific type of granite will determine whether or not it is possible to repair it.
In some cases, it may be necessary to replace the damaged section of granite.

Is granite susceptible to bacteria?

Granite is a non-porous material that is resistant to bacteria and germs.
This makes it a hygienic choice for kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
However, regularly cleaning and sanitizing the surface is still necessary to keep it in good condition.

How long does granite last?

Granite is a durable material that can last many years with proper care.
It is resistant to scratching, chipping, and staining and is unlikely to fade or discolor over time.
With regular cleaning and maintenance, granite can last for decades.

Bottom Line

While granite is strong, durable, and elegant, it can lose its beauty and resilience if not cared for.
It can crack, chip, and stain.
However, with proper granite care, you can enjoy a shiny and highly functional countertop surface for decades.

Contact us today for professional granite.

granite care and maintenance

Contact us for a free estimate at 818 984-1195

We provide granite polishing in the following areas:
Los Angele, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood,  Bel Air, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, West Lake Village

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