Granite is a durable natural stone that has gained immense reputation as a great construction stone. It ranges in colour and is well-known for its elegance, beauty and long-lasting nature. There is a great demand for homes with granite countertops and flooring among prospective homebuyers in the market. Though caring for granite countertops is necessary to protect the investment, it is not such a big deal. Here are some tips that help taking care of your granite countertops and flooring:
Avoid Placing Heavy Items:
While granite is one of the hardest stones, it can get chipped or scratched if a large and heavy item is banged on the countertop. So, you should be very careful while handling heavy pots and pans as they can cause chipping and scratching in your countertops.
Tackling Spills And Stains:
Not only granite but most other natural stones can absorb liquid when left on it for long periods. When it is left overnight, it results in permanent staining. Whether you have spilled tea, coffee, alcohol or wine, blot off the spilled liquid as soon as possible to avoid permanent stains.
Adding an extra layer of protection to the granite countertop is beneficial in several ways. First, sealing the countertops helps protecting granite against stains. It reduces the likelihood of the liquid being absorbed into your countertop, and this makes cleaning much easier. Sealing your granite countertops reduce etching and the need for using chemical-based cleaners. Above all, it makes your countertops to last for many years to come.
It is important to examine your granite countertops at least once a year to make sure that there is no cracking, etching or chipping. Also, inspect for stains and scratches so that you can take necessary measures to avoid expensive repairs or total replacement.
If you would like to replace your granite countertops, you can trust Baasar Stones, a leading natural stone supplier in Melbourne. To know more about our range of natural stone products, call (03) 9357 7780 or visit our Campbellfield showroom.