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what maint. is needed on grainite counter?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by need to shoot more, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    any info on maintance of counter tops would be appriciated,what to do and how often, thanks in advance Jim.
     
  2. dward

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    none on ours - I love them but they aren't to forgiving if you tip or drop glass items on them.

    Big Dan
     
  3. g7777777

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    They can stain also

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. fearlessfain

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    i havw had no trouble with formica tops on my counters (forty five years) i think granite tops are the fad for how.
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    Granite is nice but when we were redoing the kitchen in the home we are now in we were talked out of them by the contractor because he said they were a breeding ground for bacteria unless they were sealed with special sealer every so often and that it was an expensive process ... Not sure what the sealer was or how costly because we went another way ... I would probably call a contractor who deals with them and find out for sure what the sealer is that they use and go from there ... Granite sure looks nice but as stated above if not sealed they can get stained also and it will never come out ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. dward

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    We've got granite in the kitchen. It's a brownish color with a lot of veins and variety in it. We've poured everything you can imagine on it and there are no stains anywhere. I've heard marble is softer and can stain and that granite is harder and doesn't stain, and as we've had ours for 10 years there is a bit of history to speak from. As far as the breeding ground for bacteria, that's something I've never heard, and is not a problem with ours. We've never treated or coated ours with anything, just washed them off. If I (that means my wife) really want to make them look best use glass cleaner and they look like new.

    The only negatives I've ever heard about granite are cost, hardness and it can be cold.

    Big Dan
     
  7. FLAKETM

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    had it in kitchen for six years. no stains. no resealing. no nothing. so expensive that I told the wife we should use it as headstones when we kick off.
     
  8. ricks1

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    there is NO sealer that will seal it from hot grease stains so get the brown color if you are useing it near a cook top rick
     
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