Care and Maintenance of Your Stone & Tiles
Our experts at Sudbury Granite & Marble recommend StoneTech® sealer to keep your countertops looking beautiful and timeless against everyday wear and tear. StoneTech® is easy-to-use, protects against stains, and preserves your granite, marble, tiles, and more!
Caring for your granite or marble countertops
Congratulations! You have made an excellent investment to your home by purchasing natural stone that will last a lifetime. Because marble and granite are both natural stones and are porous, they require proper care and maintenance, which will enable your counters to continue looking beautiful. The use of a sealer will help prevent staining in most situations.
Even a sealed surface can stain if left in contact with a staining agent for a long period of time. Therefore, all spills should be wiped up as soon as possible, and coasters or napkins should be set when serving food or drinks on a stone bar, table, or countertop. Soft drinks, coffee, tea, and fruit juices contain mild acids and can etch the polished surface of a stone and stain quite rapidly. These should be cleaned off immediately with a mild soap and lukewarm water. If left unsealed, spills and everyday messes can easily penetrate the surface. The liquid eventually evaporates but the stain is left behind.
When your counters are installed, a complementary sealer is applied, but we also recommend that you apply another coat of sealer 24 hours after your counters are installed.