We at Granix would like you to enjoy your purchase as much as possible. To get the most out of your material it is important to understand the care and maintenance required. Here is some information to keep your natural stone glowing year after year.
PICKING YOUR STONE: Your first step to giving your stone quality care is picking the right product. If you pick the wrong type of stone it won't have the proper qualities you need for the type of environment you want it in and the product might become damaged. You can get more information about the different qualities and types of stone on our product information page.
SEALER: The most important step to take to protect your natural stone is the sealer. Being a natural stone and not a manufactured product, it does have some vulnerability. Sealer protects the surface of the stone from things that could discolor or ruin the finish of the stone. Usually your contractor or installer will seal your stone after installation. After that, its all up to you. Its recommended that your reseal your stone every 10-12 months. You need to do this because every time you clean the surface of the stone it takes away from that protective sealer. To seal your stone is a very simple process. After buying your sealer at any local hardware store, all you need to do is clean the surface of the stone thoroughly. This is a very important step because if you miss any dust or dirt it will be sealed to your stone. Then, like the directions on the bottle, you will just spray the sealer to the surface and spread evenly. Let it sit and dry, and just like that you're done.
Do's and Don'ts:
Do use coasters for all your natural stone surfaces to avoid dulling or ectching the surface.
Do mop and dust your natural stone frequently.
Do clean your natural stone with mild detergent or natural stone cleaner.
Do make sure to clean up spills immediately.
Do protect your stones surface with coasters, rugs, placements etc.
Don't use any harsh chemical cleaners such as bleach.
Don't use lemon juice, vinegar or other cleansers containing acid on marble, onyx, travertine, or limestone.