We do offer all our clients the opportunity to lay out the template on the slabs upon request. ( No Charge)
Cleaning and sealing your natural stone:
Q: What should I use to clean my Natural Stone and Quartz?
A: At Severino and Son Granite & Marble, we recommend regular cleaning with Miracle cleaner (for countertops). supermarket also have cleaners that will work for any type of natural stone. Bleach or abrasive products on any natural stone installation is not recommended, as these can cause damage to the surface. Many name brand household cleaners are highly acidic and can cause damage to calcareous stones (like marble, limestone, travertine, and onyx) and to the sealers protecting them. Feel free to contact Severino and Son for more specific recommendations on a cleaning procedure for your countertop surface.
Q: How often do I have to seal my stone?
A: The life of the sealer will depend upon the type of stone, the area of application, and amount of wear imposed over time. A piece of stone which is sealed with an impregnating sealer and receives little use will stay sealed indefinitely. Impregnating sealers are recommended over top coat sealers because they increase both the durability and quality of the protection. The sealer is simply to make the stone less susceptible to staining, so applying it unnecessarily just wastes time, effort, and money. A simple test to determine if your stone needs to be resealed is to sprinkle it with water. If the water beads up tightly, then the stone has maintained its seal. If the water penetrates in or darkens the stone quickly, then it’s time to reseal. Granite sealers can last up to 25 years, depending on the porosity and type of granite. Severino and Son uses the highest great sealer available today.
Q: Is my stone already sealed when it is installed?
A: Our stone arrives at your house or when picked up with a heavy coat of sealer and should not need another
for a long time. If you are unsure please ask and we can clarify any misconceptions you may have.
Q: Can I seal my stone myself or does it require a professional?
A: The process of sealing stone is not difficult and can usually be performed by the homeowner as part of normal countertop maintenance. Sealing your countertop will take about 25 minutes, but a large area of flooring can take considerably more time to complete. If prefered, we can take care of cleaning and sealing for you. (call for Prices)
For more information on how to maintain your countertops call us at (215) 822-8855
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