Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance

Your granite countertops will look beautiful for years to come if you follow a few simple steps for care and maintenance.

On a daily basis, clean your counters with mild hand soap and warm water and then wipe them off with a clean cloth. For a specific granite cleaner, we recommend using Stonetech Revitalizer by DuPont. This will cut through grease and dirt while adding sealer back into your counters. We carry a full line of Stonetech cleaners and sealers at our showroom.

All countertops fabricated by American Marble & Granite are sealed prior to installation. After 3-5 years, you may want to completely re-seal your granite counters. This is a very simple process that you can complete yourself. Again, we recommend using a quality sealer such as Stonetech Impregnator Pro by DuPont. Here are few simple steps:

  1. Start by clearing off your counters and give them a good cleaning with soap and water or Stonetech Revitalizer.
  2. Spray the stone sealer on the surface of the granite. Apply generously to make sure and penetrate the stone.
  3. Wait about 10 minutes and then wipe off the excess with a clean, dry cloth.
  4. If you find some hazy spots, pour a small amount of sealant onto a clean cloth and wipe off the haze.
  5. In high use areas such as around a sink, you may want to repeat the application another time.

Your counters are now sealed!