Granite is a naturally occurring rock that is formed deep beneath the Earth’s crust over millions of years. It forms when lava cools under heavy pressure. Granite contains several minerals with quartz, mica, and feldspar being the three main components. The process that creates granite happens slowly over time. This slow cooling process from the intense heat is what makes granite a strong and dense material. These minerals and the way they are put together gives granite the numerous colors and textures that we see in surfaces. Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials used in kitchens and bathrooms across the United States. While granite is strong and durable, it’s not indestructible. It needs to be taken care of properly so it will look great all the time. Taking care of your granite the right way will also prolong its lifespan.
Steps to Granite Countertop Restoration
What do experts do when they come to my home for granite restoration?
Granite Cleaning – They will clean your granite. The first step in getting your granite looking like new again is proper cleaning with a specialized pressure washer. The perfect balance between heat and pressure is used to remove dirt, mildew, mold, algae, and any other residue that’s left behind by past treatments or improper cleaning methods – without damaging the stone.
Granite Stain Removal – They will remove stains from your granite. Removing stains from granite can be a challenge and a puzzle at the same time. Stains can be buffed out with a diamond abrasive compound or uniquely formulated solutions can be used to remove them.
Granite Repair – They will repair cracks and chips. Granite can have natural cracks and chips, or they can occur through damage. Whatever the reason, these can be repaired. The type of stone you have will determine the method that will be used. Most stone repair uses a high-quality epoxy that fills in the chip or crack, and that is then polished to for an almost perfect match.
Polish Granite – They will polish your granite. A ductless polisher is the best way to get your granite looking fabulous. These polishers can reduce or remove etch marks, dull patches, scratches, and other imperfections. It’s not a cream that you polish silverware with but a process where imperfections are safely removed without adding buildup to the stone. There are however solutions that can be used to polish stone.
Granite Sealing – They will seal your granite. The last step to great looking grout is the sealing process. Sealing your stone will reduce the size of the pores in the stone. Smaller pores make it harder for stains to seep in and for dirt and dust to dull the surface. It will also be easier to clean.
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Is your granite looking less beautiful than it was when it was installed? Contact Silver State Floor Restoration. Our natural stone experts can restore your granite back to its most natural state which means its most beautiful state. Call us to schedule stone restoration and cleaning services today.