West Chester, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/04/2015 -- Both granite and marble can be somewhat porous by nature, which means that they may absorb liquids from cooking, cleaning or any other everyday activity. Unfortunately, the absorption of these liquids can lead to a staining and/or discoloration of the stone. Under those circumstances it won't matter how beautiful or unique the granite or marble will make an area, no homeowner will choose to invest that much money on a product that could easily be destroyed. To alleviate these concerns, Onur Marble & Granite provides sealant services for all of their customers.
Every time the company installs a marble or granite counter top in Philadelphia or the surrounding areas, they will apply a sealant that is absorbed into the slab to provide a barrier against the liquids placed on it. Onur Marble & Granite will also come out to apply new coats whenever needed, as the sealant can be washed out depending on how often the area is used and which products the homeowner chooses for maintenance. To decrease the number of necessary applications by enhancing the stain barrier, the company recommends using their 3 in 1 cleaner, polisher and protector, which they can provide at the time of the initial installation.
As no two things are ever alike, it is important to note that not all granite or marble surfaces will absorb a sealer. It depends on the particular stone chosen though, as a granite slab from one quarry will have different properties than a similar slab from another quarry. To determine whether a kitchen or vanity countertop, fireplace surround or floor tile needs to be sealed, homeowners can perform a simple test. Water can be left on the slab for 10-15 minutes, then removed. If the area is not darker after the water is removed, the granite did not absorb it and won't take a water-based sealant either. Repeating a similar test with some mineral oil will determine whether the slab will absorb a solvent- or petroleum-based stain instead. Homeowners just need to leave the oil on for 5-10 minutes before removing it. The good news is, if the stone doesn't darken for either test, then it won't absorb water or oil-based liquids during everyday use either. If the stone does darken, homeowners should call Onur Marble & Granite to apply a coat of sealant.
Those interested in kitchen remodeling services in Bucks County should call Onur Marble & Granite to set up a consultation with one of their designers today.
About Onur Marble & Granite
Timeless, beautiful, and classic are just some of the words customers use to describe the craftsmanship of Onur Marble & Granite. Nestled just a few miles from the heart of Pennsylvania, the company's humble beginnings started in Fairless Hills Pennsylvania. Springing to life in 2006 by the founders Ibrahim Memis and Sukru Ersoy, success of Onur Marble and Granite can be attributed to hard work, dedication, and a strive for customer satisfaction. This drive for success continued into 2011 with the opening of the company's second location in West Chester Pennsylvania and it continues into today. Onur Marble and Granite is the one stop shop for all kitchen and bathroom renovations products.
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