Granite is a strong natural stone that makes any home look more elegant and beautiful. Granite has been used in homes for a very long time now, and as time passes, the granite may begin to look a bit worn down. Granite is one of those stones that can be renewed with the proper steps. Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share how granite can be renewed and look beautiful once again.
How Do Professionals Clean Granite Countertops & Floors?
Renewing granite, even those with scratches, cracks and indents, can be done. However, it is recommended that you contact a professional. A professional not only knows how to properly renew granite stone, but they already have all of the needed tools and equipment to get the job done right. There are four steps a professional will take to renew your granite. Each will require the right tool, materials and equipment as you will see. Here are the steps to renewing and restoring your granite:
Step 1. Cleaning Granite – The first step is to clean the granite stone thoroughly. It is important to remove any built up dirt, grime and other substances the stone might have been exposed to. When cleaning the stone you do not want to ever scrub the surface with any abrasive chemical and scrub sponges or brushes. There is a cleaning solvent that is used to remove dirt and other grime off of the stone’s surface that requires little scrubbing, and most can be wiped away with a sponge.
Step 2. Remove Residue from Granite – Once the surface has been cleaned, it is important to remove all of the residue off the surface of the stone. The cleaner can be a bit harsh and you do not want it lingering on the stone’s surface. Once the stone’s surface is clean and all of the residue has been removed, it will be much easier to see the flaws in the stone.
Step 3. Buffing and Polishing the Stone – Depending on how the stone is used in the home, how the stone is polished and buffed will vary. Polishing the stone will help remove all of the imperfections on the stone. Scratches and other damages can be worked out of the stone. A granite floor will need a large floor polisher. If the stone is used for a back splash or countertop, a small hand held polisher tool is used. It is important to not over polish the stone’s surface. Once the stone has been polished, and is smooth to the touch, the stone will then need to be sealed.
Step 4. Sealing Granite – Even a hard stone like granite will benefit from a sealer. A sealer will protect the stone from stains, erosion and scratches. The better quality sealer you use, the longer it will last. It is recommended to use a quality sealer to ensure the longevity of the granite.
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Once the sealer has been applied, your granite stone can also be polished. In any case, it will look and feel like new. Granite is a great material that can be renewed with the right steps. If you have granite that needs to be renewed, contact Silver State Floor Restoration today.