Kentucky Solid Surface - Granite
---- A natural stone with all natural beauty ----
An ideal material for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, bar tops, fireplaces, tub surrounds,and table tops
Granite is composed primarily of quartz, feldspar, and mica. The majority of the granite at Kentucky Solid Surface comes from Brazil, Italy, Saudia Arabia, Norway,. and India. Granite is the most popular stone used for home decor.
- EVERY SLAB IS UNIQUE
- One of the hardest of the dimension stone types, near like diamond
- Countless selection of colors and variations: solid, speckled, or veined
- Excellent scratch resistance
- Durability and longevity
- Heat resistant
- Stain resistant
- Easy to take care of
- Does NOT host bacteria, due to its high density
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Granite is compatible stone that can be used indoors or outdoors, requiring very minimal maintenance. Below are tips and recommendations to get the longest life and perserve the beauty of your natural stone :
- Use coasters under all glasses, especially those containing alcohol or citric acids
- Use trivits or mats under all hot pots, pans and dishes
- Always clean stone surface with a neutral cleaner, stone soap, or mild dishwashing detergent, and warm water
- DO NOT use bleach, abrasive products, or brandname household cleaners on any natural stone. Most brandname household products can be highly acidic and cause damage to the stone.
- Excessive concentration of cleaner or soap may leave a film or streaks
- Use a soft cloth for best results
- Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth
- Change the rinse water frequently
- Cleaning products with lemon, vinegar, or other acids may dull or etch the stone
- Scorning powders or cream often contain abrasives that may scratch some stones
THE SEALING PROCESS
Sealing of natural stone is a simple process that is an extra precaution to prevent staining and maintain the natural beauty of stone. The process of sealing can usually be handled by the homeowner as part of normal home maintenance. We recommend an impregnating sealer that penetrates the stones surface to protect it against moisture, dirt, and stains. The impregnator does not actually seal the stone but acts as a repellent. The sealing of stone does not make the stone stain proof,but makes it more resistant to staining. Sealing a kitchen countertop takes about 30 minutes. It is recommended to seal the stone annually or purchase a 15 year sealer.
Prior to sealing clean your natural stone thoroughly. Let the stone dry and then begin working in sections. Apply the impregnating sealer using a clean towel, wiping a thin coat on your stone evenly or with a spray bottle, covering the entire surface with sealer. Let the sealer stand for 15 minutes, then remove the excess sealer with a clean dry cloth.