A granite countertop is a beautiful, durable asset to any home, a piece that can last for decades without a scratch if it is taken proper care of, but also an item that can get dull, scratched and damaged if it does not receive the attention it needs. With the right type of pampering, beautiful Denver granite countertops can easily last for a century – here is how to make that happen:
- Check the sealing – granite is hard and durable, but it is also porous. As countertops are exposed to various types of liquids that can cause staining when they come into contact with porous surfaces, granite slabs need to be surface-treated to prevent such staining. To make sure that your piece of granite is sealed, pour a little water on it – if the water forms droplets that stay on the surface, your slab is sealed, but if it spreads, you need to get a suitable sealant and spread it on the surface of your countertop;
- Reapply the sealant – granite countertops need to be resealed every 2-3 years to maintain their resistance to staining;
- Don’t drop heavy things on the countertop – impact can permanently damage your granite slab, so avoid dropping heavy things from heights onto the countertop.