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CHARACTERISTICS OF GRANITE
Most commonly used on countertops and showers, granite is an extremely durable and beautiful natural stone. Granite is resistant to abrasion, staining, and etching from acids found in food and drink. It is a great choice for these applications.
Granite is an igneous rock, formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava below the earth’s surface. This process makes granite one of hardest stones next to diamond.
Granite consists of minerals of feldspar and quartz, giving it brilliant coloring and decorative patterns.
Quarried from all over the world, granite is cut into blocks and slabs, then polished before its shipped to local distributors.
OUR PROFESSIONAL GRANITE CLEANING
Our process for cleaning granite consists of using machinery and equipment, as well as hand washing the corners and edges. We use a combination of neutral pH cleaners and degreasers that are safe for your stone, your family and the environment.
Arizona Tile and Grout Care ensures the most thorough and detailed cleaning possible. Improper or aggressive cleaning can cause damage by opening the pores of the stone, making it more susceptible to staining from food, drink and spills. Our 18+ years of experience with granite and knowledge of the stone itself will avoid these issues.
We pay close attention to detail to ensure there is no dust or no mess created. We are extremely careful not to cause any damage to adjacent surfaces such as backsplashes, cabinets, and appliances.
OUR GRANITE SEALING PROCESS
Sealing granite after a professional cleaning helps prevent staining and makes routine cleanings easier. Our process begins by applying a high quality penetrating sealant. Using a orbital buffer and pad attachment, we work the seal into the pores of the stone and finish the process by buffing out the seal .
There are several types of sealants on the market but some are not designed for granite. For example, due to poor adhesion, topical seals are not designed for this stone and will eventually peel and delaminate, leaving the granite looking poor. When we find this type of sealant on granite, we must remove it very carefully in order to restore the stone’s finish.
If you are not sure what type of sealant is on your granite, call Arizona Tile & Grout Care Inc. at 520-909-1413 for a free evaluation and estimate.
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR GRANITE
Using appropriate cleaners and fresh water, granite can be well maintained. Professional cleaning and sealing is recommended every 5-7 years, depending on usage. When properly maintained and cared for, this stone will stay beautiful and functional for generations.
Arizona Tile & Grout Care protects, restores and beautifies the floors and surfaces of people’s most important assets- their homes and businesses. We have specialized in tile, stone and grout restoration since 1998 with over 14,400 jobs completed.
We have 5 Angie’s List Super Service Awards and zero complaints with the Registrar of Contractors and the Better Business Bureau. We strive to maintain our stellar reputation. We want every customer to have a great experience with our service and feel good about recommending us to their family, friends and neighbors.
Again, call us for a no-obligation evaluation and estimate at 520-909-1413.