Granite is a very touch stone which can loose its shine after a few years of usage, this obviously having more of an effect in a busy kitchen. Here, we have some steps that you can take to improve and maintain the look of your Granite Worktops.
Sometimes, dirt may be the only item on your worktops that are making them look dull. Starting by cleaning the stone properly and thoroughly using a gentle cleaner such as soap is a good place to start. It is important to not use scourers and abrasive cleaners on them as this will damage the surface and therefore making it impossible to achieve the high gloss polish.
While cleaning the surface, it is a good opportunity to check for damage on them, including chips, scratches or dull patches.
If you seem to still have some dull patches on your worktops after cleaning them, it may be time to invest in a specialist cleaner. Choosing one that is designed for Granite and make sure that you follow the instructions precisely.
These cleaners should restore the shine that you are trying to achieve but will not hide minor damage.
Cracks and Chips
Granite is a strong stone meaning cracks and chips occurring in them are rare. Large areas of damage will need careful repair in order to hide the repair. It is also important to check that the slab of worktop is properly supported if a crack has appeared.
Why choose Granite
Granite is a natural stone which means that no two slabs will ever be the same. This is why it is such a desirable choice for Kitchen Worktops. Granite can be harder to maintain but there are many pros and cons. To make sure that Granite is the right choice for you and your household, samples can be provided.
Rowe Granite has a huge range of samples of Granite, Quartz and Marble to help make your decision as easy as possible. Contact us now for your free no obligation free quote.