Granite countertops are a worthwhile and beautiful addition to any home. It’s highly durable and doesn’t easily scratch or burn, making it great for busy kitchens. While natural wear and tear will eventually dull the surface or leave stains and cracks, a simple restoration is all that’s needed.
Shiny Stone Care in Vancouver specializes in restoring, polishing, cleaning and sealing all types of natural stone. They share more about why you should restore your granite countertops before replacing them:
Dull surface: restore
A dull-looking granite countertop is likely the simple result of soap film buildup on the counter. Using dish soaps or soap-based cleaners, leave behind a film that takes away that shine. Hard water with a high mineral content will also leave a buildup on the counter. The restoration is simple: using a soap film remover to restore the shine.
Granite countertops with etching (surface damage that looks like a dull mark) can also dull the surface. Things like grease stains or acids in foods like lemons, tomatoes, and lime, can cause minor surface damage that dulls the countertop. This can still be restored by using a polishing powder to clean the surface and restore its lustre.
Full surface restoration
Generally, a granite countertop should be resealed at least once a year, though this can vary. Lighter granite will need sealing more often, while darker and less porous granite needs it less often. Still, eventually, wear and tear will result in the countertop needing a full restoration. Little scratches and dings on the surface can also be fixed during the restoration. Professionals like Shiny Stone Care can do scratch and stain removal, crack and chip repair, polishing and honing. Having a complete surface restoration is worthwhile to restore your granite countertops to their original appeal.
Granite countertops paired with a tile backsplash are an appealing and stylish combination in any kitchen. Still, the backsplash also suffers from wear and tear and dullness over the years. So while restoring your granite countertops, also get your tiles restored. Re-grouting and resealing the tiles helps restore that new, fresh look and protects the tiles. By doing a two-in-one restoration, your whole kitchen will benefit from a brand-new look and feel.
Granite Repair and Restoration in Vancouver
Shiny Stone Care prides itself in being experts at all things natural store restoration. They can restore, polish, clean, and reseal all types of natural stone including your granite counter tops, and natural stone wall tile and flooring. Even engineered quartz, corian, and concrete is not too much for their team to handle. From shower floors to kitchen countertops, they offer services for it all.