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Top 3 Benefits of Sealing Your Granite Countertops

February 26, 2016

Granite countertops can improve the functionality of your kitchen and increase the value of your property. Every reputable countertop company in Denver should seal your countertops to maintain their value. However, many problems can emerge with your granite countertops if you do not have the surfaces properly sealed. If you want to remodel your kitchen and have granite countertops installed, learn about the necessity of consistently having your granite countertops sealed and better understand the direct benefit to you:  
  • Maintenance: The top Colorado kitchen remodeling companies should always apply effective sealant products onto your granite countertops. Many maintenance benefits are facilitated by having your countertops properly sealed. Granite is a relatively porous natural stone, which can cause the many open pores to absorb liquid stains, allow the stains to penetrate deep into the stone, and make it very difficult for you to remove the stains and clean the surface. As a result, granite countertops should always be sealed upon installation and then resealed based on need. The sealant can block the pores or openings of the granite surfaces to keep dirt, grease, fingerprints, and liquid stains on the top of the surface. This provides many maintenance advantages. The sealant protects your countertops from permanent stain damages, allows you to easily clean and remove the stains from the surfaces, and prevents your countertops from trapping germs and harboring bacteria. Sealant usually will last 15 years if installed properly - that being said, it may require more frequent resealing if harsh chemicals are used or homeowners frequently prepare food on the surface.
  • Durability: Having your Denver granite countertops properly sealed improves the durability of the countertops. Granite is a very hard and durable stone, but the countertops are vulnerable to incur damages - and while it is a rare occurence, a heavy object might be dropped and chip the counter or stains might be left behind. These damages might require you to pay for countertop repair or replacement projects that can be very difficult and expensive to complete. However, effective coatings of sealant can strengthen the surface to prevent your valuable countertops from incurring any damages. The improved durability of your countertops can protect the surfaces from etching, increase the longevity of the material, and allow the countertops to remain intact for an extensive period of time. Be mindful of your usage of granite countertops - we recommend never cutting directly on the counter, using harsh or abrasive cleaning agents, leaving acidic or richly colored items on the surface, or dragging anything with a rough edge across the surface as well. Many proper cleaning agents exist for cleaning granite, so utilize the appropriate tools to keep your investment in good condition.
  • Appearance: The best kitchen remodeling companies in Denver will also use sealant products that enhance the appearance of your countertops. The coating of sealant can accentuate the brilliant shine, strong colors, and intricate designs of your countertops. Your countertops will radiate with a beautiful glow and a lavish splendor that can substantially enrich the gorgeous appearance and luxurious atmosphere of your home. The protective function of sealant also adorns the appearance of your countertops. Paying to have new and beautiful granite countertops installed only to watch stains and etches emerge on the surfaces due to lack of understanding could be a disappointing experience.
Contact HTI Granite and Cabinetry to install and seal your countertops. Our expert staff has earned a prestigious reputation throughout the Denver area for providing exceptional and customized kitchen remodeling services. We can handle any of your installation or remodeling needs - we have access to the best products on the market, so call us today to install and seal your countertops and enhance the quality of your kitchen and to maximize the beauty of your home.