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Maintaining Granite | Marble Surfaces

If you have granite or marble counter tops, you know how important it is to maintain them. Granite is the signature rock of the continents. More than that, granite is the signature rock of the planet Earth itself.  I love Granite in the kitchen, it just provides a wonderful finish and somehow gives a sense of unyielding strength when you are working on it.  Marble is softer than granite and has a beautiful natural design component that can be polished to shine brightly for splendor in the Kitchen.  Understanding these stones helps the realization that they should be looked after and maintained carefully.


Granite is made of large mineral grains that fit tightly together, which is where its name came from.  Granite always consists of the minerals quartz and feldspar, with or without a wide variety of other minerals (accessory minerals). Almost all granite is igneous (it solidified from a fluid state) and plutonic (it did so in a large, deeply buried body or pluton). Okay now you can impress the family with how great your granite looks and your knowledge. 


Limestone, unlike shale or mudstone, metamorphoses into marble. Marble is much the same at all degrees of metamorphism; only the trace minerals differ. Marble consists of recrystallized calcite (from limestone) or dolomite (from dolomite rock). For fine marble of the sort used in buildings and sculpture, the crystals are even smaller. The color of marble can range from the purest white to black, ranging through the warmer colors in between depending on the other mineral impurities.

Maintaining Stone Kitchen Counter Tops

Whether your counter tops are Granite or Marble in your kitchen it is important to maintain your stone. This is the only way to make sure that they last a long time and keep their beauty and luster. this video provides step by step instruction on how to clean and maintain Granite and Marble counter tops.



Cleaning Products For Granite and Marble

I am sure you found the maintaining Granite and Marble video useful.  If you still have questions please contact Aunt Patti on the left side of the page.  As you watched my video, you will have noticed that we used a variety of stone cleaning products.  All of these products are readily available and although you can usually find these products anywhere online I generally get them at the Cleaning Solutions Superstore.

All the products used to clean and maintain the stone surfaces in my maintaining stone counter tops and surfaces are available together or individually....

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