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How to Care for Granite and Marble
GRANITE:
An excellent choice for kitchen countertops, floors, and other heavily used surfaces. Granite is and igneous rock, which means it was once molten and formed as it cooled deep within the earth. Minerals within the granite typically appear as small flecks throughout the stone. Other types have veining similar to marble. Granite is a dense-grained, hard stone. It can be highly polished or finished in a variety of other ways. Granite comes in a broad spectrum of colors. Granite is quarried from all over the world, the mountains of Italy, the US, India, Brazil, China and more. It is one of the most popular natural stones in the market.
While some synthetic surfaces scratch easily and melt under hot cookware. Granite is nearly impssible to scratch and it is heat resistant. It is one of the most bacteria-resistant kitchen surfaces, and with proper cleaning it will not stain under normal use.  Granite's exceptional strength makes it ideal for kitchen countertops, and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops, hearhts and floors.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR GRANITE:
Most stones should be sealed with a high quality stone sealer. Stone, unlike ceramic tile, is slightly porous. Kitchen counters, floors, vanities, tub and shower surrounds should be resealed whenever water will not bead up on the surface. Sealing the stone surface is not difficult or expensive. To seal a stone surface, clean the stone with mild soap that does not contain ammonia and allow it to dry for several hours. Next apply the sealer according to the directions and wipe off the excess as directed.
When cleaning stone - Do NOT use Windex or other ammonia-based products, turpentine or scouring cleaners. Avoid using rust removers or adic-based cleaners and keep oven and drain cleaners off the granite. 
The best way to clean your new granite is mixing in a spray bottle warm water and a mild soap. Spray the cleaning mixture directly on the surface of the granite countertop and wipe down with a microfiber cloth, scrubbing harder in the areas where debris is difficult to remove. Repeat as needed.
We recommend using Swiffers Dust and Shine Furniture Spray for added shine and care.

MARBLE:
Ideal for foyers, bathrooms, floors and hearths. Marble has both a scientific and commercial definition. Scientific marble was once limestone that achieved metamorphosis from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth. Commercially, any stone that is capable of taking a polish (with exception of granite) is known as marble. Marble is quarried from all over the world, the mountain regions of Canada, Germany, Spain, the US, Greece and more.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MARBLE:
Polished marble will serve well as flooring in areas where little sand and grit is tracked onto the floors. Polished marble on bathroom countertops requires you NOT leave anything that will cause rust, cemical or food stains. It will need to be sealed occasionally. Lemon juice or other food acids can etch the marble and cause flat spots. Marble is more easily stained by oils, juices and metals. A honed marble on kitchen countertops is a better choice then a polished marble. Do NOT used acid-based cleaners, abrasive cleaners, scrubbers or alcohol on marble. Never set anything hot such as pot, pans, or curling irons directly on the marble countertops. 
The best way to clean your new marble is mixing in a spray bottle warm water and a mild soap. Spray the cleaning mixture directly on the surface of the granite countertop and wipe down with a microfiber cloth, scrubbing harder in the areas where debris is difficult to remove. Repeat as needed.
We recommend using Swiffers Dust and Shine Furniture Spray for added shine and care.