This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling (we service the greater San Jose CA metro area) as well as part of a sub-series about bathroom counter tops. To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
Granite Bathroom Countertops
Granite is a natural stone that is formed over millions of year through volcanic activity. It is quarried, sliced, then polished.
If you’re interested, here is a short video (1:09) on how blocks of granite are sliced into slabs.
Anyway, because granite is a natural stone it is porous, which means water will seep through it over time. For that reason granite countertops MUST be sealed after installation then must be periodically resealed.
This must occur approximately every 12 to 18 months.
What happens if you do not reseal your granite countertop? Moisture will start to seep into the stone. At best, the stone can become permanently stained, especially if the liquid that seeps into it is dark like red wine or cranberry juice.
Below is another video (2:47) that shows you how you reseal your granite countertops yourself (anyone can do it).
When you’re willing to commit to the needed resealing, granite is a great choice. It’s beautiful, durable, and you can put hot pots directly on granite without damaging it, although the heat from the pots will increase the frequency which which you need to reseal.
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