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Top Tips for Granite Cleaning

By stone1 On December 11, 2017 No Comments

Routine cleaning of your granite surfaces does not need to be complicated. Yes, it is true that you can make it complicated, but it isn’t necessary. Our time-served experience has allowed us the opportunity of gaining insight into the intricacies this beautiful natural stone can offer.

Stone Cleaning BuckinghamshireWhile it is a popular product for its durability and hardiness, it is important that Granite is looked after appropriately to ensure that it is not damaged. Granite is an extremely hard stone, but if not cared for correctly it can deteriorate over time. Use the following advice to your advantage and get the most from your Granite floors and work surfaces.

Be confident in your approach as this will likely avoid accidental damage. Only use cleaning methods that you are sure will work with this specific stone type.

The way that some people talk about Granite would make you think that it could never be damaged and that it can withstand no end of use. But it is important to appreciate that it can be damaged. Etching marks can appear, chips and cracks can occur, and general deterioration will lead to dull and lifeless stone.

The best advice is to ensure that a stone sealer is applied. If you are unsure as to whether your worktop or floor needs re-sealing we would urge you to make contact with us to enquire. It may be that generic products have worn away the surface coatings and left the natural stone exposed. If this is the case, then the likelihood of further damage is probable.

Here’s how to avoid damaging your Granite:

  • Don’t use cleaning products that contain bleach or de-greasers as these products contain chemicals that will break down and degrade any previously applied stone sealer
  • Try not to use any bathroom or tile cleaners as even the smoothest of creams contain tiny abrasive particles that will scratch the surface. These abrasives will create a dull appearance to your once-shiny stone.
  • Take care when placing plates and cups onto the surface. Dropped items can sometimes chip to surface and these will then need professional worktop repair. These services are available and can offer incredible finishes – so don’t worry if this happens to you. Mistakes happen, and we are here to help when they do.

Contact us today on 01494 727422 for more information on how to clean granite or to book in a no obligation quotation.

Granite Worktop Repair

By stone1 On November 1, 2017 No Comments

Granite worktops have always been exceptionally popular, and this remains as other products such as quartz also grow in popularity. As a product, they offer an incredibly durable alternative that looks beautiful and, if looked after, can last the lifetime of your kitchen.

Why Granite?

  • Granite is available in a huge range of colours
  • It oozes sophistication
  • Granite is a natural product
  • As a worktop surface, it is incredibly durable and hard-wearing
  • Granite worktops are timeless, and it is safe to say that they will never go out of fashion as a classic design
  • You will add value to your property with a Granite worktop

These reasons alone are more than enough to realise why granite as a product is so sought after. The key to all of this is maintenance and care of your granite worksurface once it has been installed. As an asset it is considered to be expensive to install. So, information and advice on care, immediately once fitted is paramount.

Granite Care

  • Do not use harsh cleaning chemicals on your stone surface
  • Do not leave liquid to sit on the surface of your granite worktop
  • Make sure to use a specifically formulated granite cleaner for regular cleaning
  • Seek the assistance of a stone cleaning specialist to regularly re-seal your granite
  • Do not use kitchen sponges that can scratch the surface with repetitive scrubbing

We offer comprehensive services for granite worktop repair and granite cleaning. Our helpful staff are on hand to help with your enquiries on 01494 727422. Although Granite is incredibly hard wearing, damage can occur, and we are on hand to help with this.

Don’t panic that you are left with damaged granite as there are incredible ways in which granite repair services can be utilised. This includes services to repair cracks, etching and staining. Call today to arrange a no obligation quotation.