Comparing Various Granite-sealing Products

Sealing granite is an important step to ensuring that your gorgeous custom countertops last and keep their luster. Sealants provide a chemical barrier between the granite and substances that come in contact with the countertop. Sealants help to fill porous holes in granite ad keep liquids from absorbing and damaging or staining the surface. There are many products in the market and, each includes its own claims. It is best to ask your granite installer what they recommend that you use. A few of the most popular brands available are SenGuard, Granite Shield, and StoneSpecific.

SenGuard

SenGuard uses nano-technology and super small specially engineered molecules to penetrate the stone. This creates a protective barrier that chemically repels water and oil which increases the durability and stain resistance of your granite while still allowing the stone to breathe. This product ships with an instructional DVD and book.

Granite Shield

Granite Shield utilizes five penetrating chemicals to create a bonding seal to protect your countertops. The application of this sealer leaves the granite countertop looking glossier and shinier while protecting the surface. Using state-of-the-art technologies, this product is available to be used by your countertop installer or as a do-it-yourself project.

StoneSpecific

Is a premium water-based product that provides optimum protection against grease, oil, and water allowing for easy clean ups. It protects sanded and non-sanded grout and can be used indoors or out in commercial or residential applications.

It’s best to ask your granite countertop installer if they can apply the sealant for you. By doing so, you maintain your warranty and you can enjoy the professional results. Not every product is perfect for every situation and there are no products that are acid resistant. By weighing your options and seeking the advice of a reputable, professional granite specialist, you can enjoy your elegant granite countertops for many years to come.

 

  • Our kitchen looks awesome!

    “I wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience Mike and I had with putting in our granite counters last week. We had never done a make-over before, so when my husband suggested putting in granite counters I groaned.  Little did I know at the time how smooth and painless everyone at Premier Surfaces would make it. Every encounter was extremely professional. Our kitchen looks awesome and I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with such a great group of people. If we ever decide to do anything like that in the future we will use definitely use Premier Surfaces.”

    Mike and Janet

  • Done right the FIRST time!

    “I walked in on a Friday, and was surprised to see just how busy they were — always a good sign of how a business is doing. In the process of waiting my turn, a number of people asked if I had been assisted yet. Customer service isn’t something you get in most places these days. I walked around their facility and really got a different feel compared to how I felt at other granite shops. The selection was great, everyone was friendly, and they took the time to teach me about the differences in quality for all of the chioces of a fabricator out there. The professionalism, friendly and incredibly knowledgable staff set them apart from the other “competitors”. My kitchen looks beautiful and the investment in my home was well worth it to have it completed correctly THE FIRST TIME. I will be upgrading a few bathrooms in the future and can’t think of any other granite fabricator I’d rather use.”

    -Maggie