Granite and Natural Stone Sealing

Granite, marble, and other natural stone surfaces in your home are valuable assets. Not only do they look incredible, but they increase your home’s value — which becomes all the more important if/when you decide to sell. Stone surfaces are highly durable (it’s part of what makes them appealing), but like with everything in your home, consistent upkeep is necessary.

Here at The Groutsmith, we’re happy to offer granite and other natural stone sealing services for homes and businesses in Bay, Walton, Okaloosa, Escambia, and Santa Rosa counties here in Northwest Florida. Contact our specialists today to ensure your stone surfaces are functioning at their best!

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WHAT IS IT?

Granite and other stones (such as marble and quartz) are porous materials. This means that they can absorb water and other liquids.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

You can perform a test to see if your granite needs to be sealed. If it does, one of our tile specialists from The Groutsmith can seal your granite as often as needed.

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WHY DO IT?

When liquids are absorbed into granite, this can damage the stone. Sealing your granite and stone surfaces is much less expensive than having to replace it entirely.

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Here’s an easy way to see if your granite or other stone countertops need sealing:

Pour some water onto your counter, then see how long it takes for the water to be absorbed...

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0-10 MINUTES:

The more rapidly that absorption happens, the more sealant you will need. If absorption occurs right away, you’ll need to seal the stone several times a year; 4-5 minutes later, you’ll need multiple layers of sealant but only once every few years

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10-30 MINUTES:

One layer of sealant should tie you over for many years.

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30+ MINUTES:

If it takes 30 minutes or there’s no absorption whatsoever, you don’t need to worry about sealing your granite. It’s still a good idea to check on your granite’s absorption levels every few years or so.

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UNSURE IF YOUR GRANITE NEEDS SEALING?

Our granite sealing services are here to help! Call The Groutsmith for an expert consultation. We’ll give you some guidance, even if you don’t end up working with us for your next home project. By ensuring your granite and other stone surfaces are in tip-top shape, you’re helping your home’s value continue to appreciate. Give us a call to get the best in granite sealing services, tile repair, and more!