Care, Cleaning, and Sealing

Which products do you recommend for cleaning quartz/granite?

For daily maintenance of your granite or quartz countertops, any pH balanced general-purpose household cleaner or mild soap and water may be used to clean your tops. Care should be taken to make sure that the product is non-abrasive, and does not contain bleach or ammonia. In order to maintain the sheen on your granite or quartz countertop, it is recommended that you thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing.

For more detailed information visit our Care and Warranty Page.

How do I clean my granite or quartz countertops?

To clean, simply use soapy water or a gentle household cleaner and wipe the surface dry. Windex or similar cleaners can be used. Avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach.

How do I clean marble, quartzite, or soapstone?

While there are different properties to these stones, it is recommended to clean with simple soap and water or mild cleaning products. Stronger cleaners such as bleach or ammonia should not be used on these countertop surfaces.

If I seal my granite myself is there a certain brand you recommend?

We recommend using any penetrating stone sealer to protect your countertop. These can be purchased from any big box retailer or tile shop.

If you are interested in applying a permanent sealer after your tops are installed please contact us.

Do I need to seal stone countertops? If so, is there a certain brand you recommend?

Quartz – no, never.  Quartz is naturally non-porous and therefore is stain-resistant.

Granite – yes, but we can make that easy for you.  We can apply a permasealer in our shop before the countertops are installed.  Unlike common topical sealers, a PermaSealer offers a superior protective shield that chemically anchors to the stone’s surface creating a permanent bond.  The sealer impregnates the stone, going deep into the pores, not just resting on the surface.

The other option, is you can apply a topical sealer yourself every 6-12 months.  These can be purchased from any big box retailer or tile shop.

If you are interested in applying a permanent sealer after your tops are installed please contact us.

What is a Perma Sealer?

This is a permanent sealer that we can apply to your countertops during the fabrication process that includes a 15 year warranty. Applying a PermaSealer offers a superior protective shield that chemically anchors to the stone’s surface creating a permanent bond. The sealer impregnates the stone, going deep into the pores, not just resting on the surface.

What is "More" marble sealer?

“More” marble sealer is a permanent sealer for marble including a transferable 20 year residential warranty. This sealer does protect marble countertops from staining, but not from etching. Etching happens when acidic foods or products react with the surface of the countertop, and leave dull spots in it’s place.  For example, lemon juice, tomato sauce, ketchup, etc.