Granite

Sealing Granite Countertops

Sealing granite countertops is a great thing to know if you have just purchased one or inherited one with a new home. Many new granite countertop owners are unaware of the porosity of granite and how easily the stone can be stained if the proper measures aren’t taken to seal it properly. If you have …

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How to Seal a Granite Countertop and How Often

All Granite Need Not Be Sealed Not all granite needs to be sealed so make sure that yours requires sealing before you perform the process. Soak the granite surface with water. After about 20 minutes, if the water seeps into the granite or never beads up, it is definitely time to seal it. Darker colored …

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How to Remove Scratches from Granite

Granite is an extremely durable surface that is highly resistant to scratches. However, over time, scratches as well as other marks of wear and tear may occur. Choosing a course of action depends on the depth of the scratches and where they are located. Less visible scratches might only require a quick fix method such …

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How to Rate Granite Quality

The quality of granite should be determined and rated by factors such as hardness, consistency of thickness, presence of hairline cracks, proper edge polishing, pitting, graining, and water content. Granite pieces vary widely in quality. Some of the variances are determined by the type of granite and where it was quarried, while other differences are …

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How to Keep Granite Countertops Clean

Granite is a very popular natural stone used by homeowners to cover kitchen and bathroom countertops not just in America, but all over the world. In fact, in some parts of Italy granite is more common than the states due to its availability. To keep them looking their best you need to know how to …

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How to Clean Granite Naturally

Granite is among the toughest stones; only a diamond can scratch it. Yet, acidic substances such as lemon, vinegar, or wine can easily damage it. The good news about cleaning granite is that it can be done easily and naturally; in fact, this is recommended, as it will help to preserve the life and shine …

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How Much Do Granite Countertops Cost?

ANSWER: Granite countertops vary in price depending on the type of granite but the cost can range anywhere from $4.00 to $300.00 per square foot not including installation. More Info: There are many different options available when choosing granite countertops. The cost will depend on preference of material and installation. One of the least expensive …

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Does Water Damage Granite?

ANSWER: In respects to granite used in home countertops and similar applications, it is highly unlikely that water will damage granite countertops. More Info: Granite is one of the hardest and least porous natural stones making it a reliable, durable surface for a kitchen countertop.  It is resistant to stains, heat, and scratches and can …

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