Cleaning, Sealing, and Rejuvenating Your Granite
Granite, one of the world’s hardest materials, is a stone of choice for kitchen countertops, not only because it is gorgeous, but because it is resistant to most acids, very durable, and easy to maintain. Even so, granite is not impervious to damage. If your granite is dirty or dull-looking, scratched, etched, cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged, we can make it look brand new again!
Much harder than marble, granite is a rugged and resilient stone that requires specialized knowledge and equipment to restore. We understand granite’s unyielding personality and have the right tools and techniques to get it looking its absolute best once more. From minor services like having your granite floors or granite countertops polished to major services like a complete granite floor or granite countertop repair and restoration, our professional technicians can perform these services for you.
Do your granite floors or granite countertops have dull areas associated with wear patterns, scratches, etches or spots? We can hone your granite surfaces to eliminate these imperfections, resulting in a new granite surface free of damage. With our granite honing services, our expert technicians can achieve a honed or soft matte finish that is warm, inviting, and velvety smooth.
An uneven finish, dull spots or etches can diminish the elegant appearance of your granite. We can polish your granite using granite-specific equipment and supplies to restore the finish to its original beauty. Our expert granite polishing services can achieve a gorgeous, glass-like polish.
Impregnating / Sealing Granite Surfaces
Some natural stone types are more porous than others, and the more porous a natural stone is, the more susceptible it is to staining. Your granite will be easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services, using non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. Once your granite is cleaned and restored, we may recommend you have us seal it to enhance its stain resistance. We say, “may” because not all stone needs to be sealed. Highly polished stone may not even take an impregnating sealer. But, if sealing is recommended, know that sealing represents an inexpensive, preventative measure against stain damage, because it buys you time to wipe up spills before they become stains.
Deep Cleaning Your Granite
Granite cleaning processes vary based on the surface condition and type of dirt, oil or other contaminant being removed. Granite is easier to keep clean with periodic professional deep cleaning services that utilize non-acidic, highly-effective cleaning solutions. We can assist you in not only cleaning your granite surfaces, but in keeping your granite properly polished, maintained, and free of scratches to help make regular cleaning and care of your stone easier.
Granite Stain Removal
Our professional technicians are experts in removing discolorations and stains on granite. Whether you want guidance in do-it-yourself granite stain removal or prefer to have us remove your granite discolorations for you, the original color of your granite can most likely be restored.
Do you have chipped granite countertops? Are there cracks in your granite floor? What about broken granite tiles? Before you replace your granite, consider having us provide expert granite repair services. We can fill holes in granite, and fix granite cracks and chips, blending the repair site with the surrounding area, and conclude by honing and polishing your granite floor, countertop or other granite surface to create a uniform finish.
Granite Tile Replacement
Although it is rare for granite surfaces to be damaged beyond repair, sometimes tile replacement is necessary. Our expert craftsman can, in many cases, remove your affected tile without damaging neighboring granite tiles, reinstall the new tile, level the installed tile with the surrounding area, and then match the finish as closely as possible.
Scheduled Granite Maintenance
We provide regularly scheduled maintenance services so your granite floors and other granite surfaces can look great all the time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much dust will be created during the restoration of my granite floor?
A. There is no dust created during the restoration process, because we use diamond abrasives and water.
Q. Recently a cleaning firm spilled a cleaner that is obviously acid on my granite vanities. They were sealed, but the damage is still very evident in the form of hundreds of small circles. What would you recommend as the way to repair them, the materials to use, etc? Would it be better to replace the vanities?
A. This is something we hear way too often. Granite can be sensitive to acid etching and improper cleaners can damage it. Impregnating sealers do a great job of protecting your stone from staining agents being absorbed into the stone but they cannot prevent acid etching on the surface. The good news is that you do not need to replace your vanity tops. We can rehone and polish the damage and restore your granite vanity tops to good as new.
Q. My granite countertops are no longer shiny. How do I get the shine back?
A. Most of the time when a customer asks us why their countertop is not shiny anymore, it turns out that some sort of film is sitting on the surface. This can be a result of sealer that was not properly applied, when one does not use the proper cleanser, or when they clean their granite surface with water and dish soap. (This will eventually lead to soap film build up.) Give us a call. We can provide solutions for you.
Q. Why won’t the water spots on my granite clean up?
A. These are likely not water spots, but an etch mark in the surface of the stone. This is what happens when an acidic substance comes in contact with any calcium based stone. To get rid of the etch marks, the stone will need to be polished out, much like a gemstone would have to be if it were scratched.
What You Should Know…
At Tru-Clean Surface Care, we can instruct you on the proper day-to-day care of your natural stone and tile floors, countertops, and other surfaces. We offer a free, downloadable Care Guide and can recommend stone-safe Care Products to help you keep your home or business looking great.