8 Facts about Installing Granite Countertops
Installing granite countertops is a big job. Here’s a little peek at what happens before it ends up in your kitchen.
#1 Granite countertop transportation is tricky.
The largest of granite countertop slabs can weigh over 500 pounds and are lifted onto a heavy-duty truck by crane.
#2 Granite is cut to fit on-site.
#3 Granite is cut with specialty saws.
#4 Successful installation starts long before the countertop arrives.
#5 Granite tiles look beautiful and are easier to install than granite slab.
#6 Granite countertops should be sealed before use and resealed annually.
Avoid these disasters by sealing your granite before you use it. It is recommended that you reseal your granite at least once a year. Some seal their granite every six months, especially if the countertop gets a lot of action. Note that sealer doesn’t make your granite impervious to liquids; it just means you have a little longer to get that spill up before it stains.
#7 Once granite is sealed, take good care of it.
#8 Consider a stone enhancer sealer for pristine countertops.