Care & Maintenance
Congratulations on the recent investment in your home. Now that you have your new granite/quartz counter top installed, how do you protect your investment? Fortunately, these counter tops require very little maintenance and by following a few easy steps, your investment will continue looking great for many years to come.
As the old saying goes; an ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure. This couldn’t be more true than with your new natural stone/quartz counter top. Here are a few tips to keep your counter looking great.
- Always use a trivet or hot pad under pots and pans.
- Always use a cutting board.
- Clean up spills immediately.
Daily cleaning of your granite/quartz counter top couldn’t be easier. Just warm water and dish soap will take care of the majority of everyday clean up. For a convenient way to clean and protect, we recommend our Olympus 3-1 cleaner, polish, and protector for maximum daily protection.
Sealer is an important part of a natural stone counter top. Sealer works from the inside out protecting your natural stone from stains. The frequency your counter needs to be sealed varies depending on the make-up of your natural stone. Not all natural stones have the same composition so not all natural stone requires the same sealing frequency. A general rule of thumb is once a year but really, anytime your natural stone is taking on moisture, it’s time to reseal. A good test is to pour a few drops of water onto your stone, if the water beads up, you are protected. If the water is absorbed by the counter top, it’s time to reseal. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment to get peace of mind knowing your stone is protected.
Below are our care and maintenance packages that allow you to pick and choose what services you would like us to take care for you. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists!
PROTECTION PLAN -
This plan includes a thorough clean and reseal (up to 50 square feet) by one of our specialists along with a bottle of our Olympus 3-1 Cleaner, Polisher and Protector.
MAINTENANCE PLAN -
This plan includes everything in our PROTECTION PLAN as well as clear caulking around sinks, between counter and backsplash as well as between the counter and adjacent cabinets.
RESTORATION PLAN -
This plan includes everything in our PROTECTION and MAINTENANCE PLANS as well as the repair of chips (up to 3).