Just Call Classic, Inc., is a marble cleaning company that has been performing Granite Polishing Services along with regular “Cleaning” for other natural stone surfaces throughout southeast Florida for nearly 2 decades. Granite needs professional cleaning every so often. If not properly maintained – erosion and irreparable damage will occur.
True granite is sometimes easy to distinguish because of its lighter colors. Usually the colors are whites, pinks, tans, or light grays – and the color is uniform throughout the stone. If you see a stone of another color or with a wild pattern, it’s probably not granite (although it sometimes can be).
Granite is a very highly durable siliceous stone. It is much more resilient when compared to marble; it is more resistant to the acids found in lemons, vinegars, and some cleaning products, which mean most granites do not easily etch. Granite is an easy stone to live with and actually pretty forgiving too.
Some granites are also “’scratch-resistant.” They may not scratch even when cut on. Things such as keys, coins, utensils, and appliances will not scratch certain granites either. Granite can actually dull your knives! Another plus… many granites can withstand heat up to 1200o degrees Fahrenheit. This makes a wonderful stone surface for you chefs out there.
Even though granite is very hard, it may still chip and crack. Typically granites with larger visible crystals are more prone to these issues, especially around your undermount sink cut-out and edges.
A lot of times these chips are small and not very noticeable, but other times they may be visible and inconvenient. Just Call Classic, Inc., can repair these chips for you and conceal them. Contact us to learn more about these techniques!