STONE CARE


STONE CARE

Thank you for choosing Bison Countertops for all of your custom countertop projects. We hope you will have many happy years with your new countertops, but if you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to call use. We’re here to ensure your natural stone countertops stay beautiful. Below we have listed a few care instructions for you to maintain your granite and marble countertops.

While granite is very strong and durable, you still want to take precautions to keep it from being strained or damaged. With proper care and cleaning, your countertops will continue to look gorgeous for years to come.
 CLEAN SPILLS IMMEDIATELY
A variety of drinks—including orange juice, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages—are acidic and can cause damage to your countertops if they are not cleaned up immediately. Use a cloth or paper towel to soak up any major spills and then use a soft, damp rag to clean up any remaining sticky residue.
AVOID ADDING WEIGHT TO COUNTERTOP EDGE
While granite/marble countertops are very durable, you still want to avoid putting any unnecessary weight on the edges. Be careful if using the countertops to climb up to reach a high shelf or clean something that has spattered high up on the wall.
AVOID HARSH CLEANING PRODUCTS
Just like some foods and beverages have high levels of acid in them, some common household cleaners have high levels of acid and other chemicals that have the potential to break up the sealant. If you must use anything other than water to help clean up a spill, use something mild like dish soap to avoid damaging the granite/marble.
PROTECT YOUR COUNTERTOPS WITH A SEALANT
We have sealed your countertops after we have installed them. If water does not bead any longer, it is time to re-seal your tops. It is a simple process of applying a solvent-based sealer with a soft cloth and wiping it off after two to three minutes. The sealer does not make your countertops impervious to stains; it just means you have a little extra time to clean up a spill before the countertops will become stained. The life of this sealer varies based on a number of factors, but you can estimate that you will need to reapply the sealer to your countertops every two to three years.
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