NORCROSS, GA, September 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Granite countertops are an increasingly popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as other surfaces. They are elegant, durable and add value to your home. They require minimum upkeep, but some care and maintenance are required. An important part of that care is resealing as needed. Craftmark Solid Surfaces, Atlanta's granite countertop specialists
, discuss the importance of doing what is right for your particular granite.
If you buy your Atlanta countertops from a quality granite supplier like Craftmark, you are a big step ahead, because they sell only the best stone from quality granite manufacturers. They will also do the initial sealing, which should last for a year at least.
How Often is Re-sealing Needed?
Many people in the countertop business will tell you that granite countertops should be re-sealed every six months to one year, depending on the type of granite and how much use the countertops get. However, in reality, it depends on the type of stone you have. Some only need re-sealing every few years or even less frequently, if ever. When you notice that water no longer beads up on the countertop, it is time to re-seal. Another sign that the granite is no longer repelling water is darker areas, particularly around the sink. That means that water has seeped into the granite and you don't want to wait until you see that to reseal.
There are many stone sealers on the market today. It is best to ask your countertop installer for a recommendation. Craftmark Stone Surfaces' professionals are experts in bathroom and kitchen countertops in Atlanta
. They can recommend the best sealer for the type of granite countertop you have. They can also provide advice on countertop care.
What Type of Sealer is Best?
Most experts agree that a solvent-based sealer works better than water-based and is easier to use. A water-based sealer requires multiple coats and buffing. Re-sealing with a solvent-based sealer only takes about 10 minutes. It is essential to follow the directions on the product you buy. However, you usually just spray it on and wipe it onto your countertops. Let it dry to a haze, and after 5-10 minutes, wipe off the haze with a clean terry cloth or paper towel. Remember to wear protective gloves and keep the room well ventilated throughout the process.
Some granite rarely if ever needs to be re-sealed because it does not absorb anything. Different types of granite have varying levels of absorption.
Melinda Pulliam, Director of Marketing for Craftmark Solid Surfaces, states, "One of the special things about granite is that no two slabs are alike. That means that yours will be unique to your home. It also means care that is right for one type is not right for another. Our experts provide customers with care and resealing instructions specific to their bathroom and kitchen countertops in Atlanta."
To learn more about Craftmark and visit their virtual showroom, which has photos of just a few of their many Atlanta countertops
, go to http://www.craftmarkcountertops.com
.About Craftmark Solid Surfaces:
Craftmark Solid Surfaces is Atlanta's granite countertop supplier. They have provided Atlanta with natural stone granite countertops of the utmost quality and value for more than 10 years and have been in business since 1979. Our granite countertops come from the very best quarries and feature the most beautiful colors and grains. Craftmark Solid Surfaces' Atlanta granite countertops showroom selection consists of more than 19 granite colors and many granite edge profiles for people to choose from. Having such a wide variety of granite countertop combinations ensures that clients get the perfect granite countertop for their kitchen or bathroom.
For more information, visit http://www.craftmarkcountertops.com
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