ATLANTA, GA, October 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- One of the top concerns Atlanta homeowners have about installing granite countertops in their homes is the possibility that their new counters will stain. Premier Surfaces, an Atlanta granite countertop
fabricator, wishes to set the record straight.
Because Atlanta granite
is natural stone, it is porous in nature. This means that in its untreated state, granite can absorb moisture. In a kitchen or bathroom, this can result in untreated granite absorbing liquids or oils and staining.
However, Atlanta granite countertops are rarely, if ever, installed without first being sealed. Sealing granite helps to create a protective barrier against staining that will keep your countertops looking great.
Premier Surfaces recommends that you wipe up the liquid or oil you spill within a few minutes to ensure that there is no risk of staining. Liquids and oily food can stain even well-sealed granite countertops in Atlanta if they are allowed to stay on the surface for an extended period of time. Even water can temporarily discolor your granite if it is allowed to soak in.
"Granite can look beautiful throughout its lifetime as long as it is taken care of," says Dara Summers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Premier Surfaces. "Clean any spills quickly to avoid staining issues, and have your countertops sealed at least once a year to ensure the best possible stain protection."
It is easy to seal your granite countertops yourself with the right products. Professional grade sealers are available at your local hardware store. Learn more about granite maintenance and care at http://www.premiersurfaces.com
.About Premier Surfaces:
Premier Surfaces is the premier source for granite countertops in the Southeast, with locations in Atlanta, Birmingham and Huntsville, Ala. As the only company in Georgia accredited by the Marble Institute of America, Premier Surfaces is dedicated
to providing the highest level of quality in both products and service.
For more information, please visit http://www.premiersurfaces.com