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 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 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.
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.