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Granite Countertops

Granite Countertops

Granite – Sensa® granite by Cosentino®, Pental® granite

Inspired by nature, granite has a perfect blend of versatility, beauty, durability and allure. With deep iridescent colors, granite offers that elusive, one-of-a-kind beauty that adds character and warmth to kitchens, baths, and other areas of the home.

Durable ♦ Heat Resistant ♦ 100% Natural ♦ Scratch Resistant

Edge Styles Sink Mount Options Warranty

Care & Maintenance for Granite Countertops

Routine Care

For routine cleaning, use a few drops of neutral cleaner, natural stone cleaner or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse surface thoroughly with clear water and dry with a soft cloth.

Avoid using cleansers that contain lemon, vinegar, abrasive cleansers such as Comet®, Soft Scrub® products or products containing pumice, oven cleaner, SOS® pads and other similar products, paint removers, furniture strippers, tarnish or silver cleaners or the like.

Granite is a porous material and must be sealed to minimize staining. Granite should be sealed every six months with a penetrating sealer to minimize staining (follow sealer product instructions). Sealing granite does not prevent stains; all spills should be wiped up immediately.

Preventing Heat and Other Damage

Although natural granite surfaces are heat resistant, it is important to use common sense to minimize direct heat exposure to protect your surface and investment. Natural stone can be damaged by sudden and rapid change of temperature, especially near the edges, as well as direct or sustained heating of the top. Natural granite may not withstand the direct transfer of heat from pots and pans and other cooking units such as electric frying pans and griddles, and some crock-pots, roaster ovens and heat lamps. Therefore, the use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended.

Use coasters under all glasses, particularly under those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surface of many stones.

Products containing oils, wine, coffee, grape juice, etc. can stain granite. Use appropriate care with these products.

Blot spills immediately with a paper towel. Do not wipe the area, it will spread the spill. Flush the area with plain water and mild soap and rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Repeat as necessary.

Removing Difficult Spills or Stains

For dried on spills (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint) use a plastic putty knife to gently scrape away substance. Follow it up with a nonabrasive cleanser.

Permanent markers and inks may adhere to the surface and should be avoided. Try cleaning first as outlined in Routine Care. If stain persists clean with bleach or hydrogen peroxide (light colored stones only) or lacquer thinner or acetone (dark stones only).

Most surface stains can be removed by cleaning with an appropriate cleanser or household product. Deep-seated or stubborn stains may require using a poultice (found at most hardware stores) or calling in a professional. If you are unsure of how to remove a stain call you local stone supplier for information.

Source: Marble Institute of America

 

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