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The Mangnall Family from Cambridge, April 2009

Best Wishes for 2009. Thank you again for our beautiful kitchen counters. We really love it so much! The Mangnall Family from Cambridge.

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With the proper care, your granite countertop will stay new-looking for a lifetime. Stone is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain. And granite, being 7 on the Mohs hardness scale of 1 to 10, is virtually unscratchable. (A stainless steel knife blade is a 6 on the scale.)

Tips:
  • Wipe up any spills right away.
  • Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available in our show room), or mild dishwashing liquid and warm water.
  • Use a soft, clean cloth to clean the granite.
  • Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices.
  • Don't use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or scouring powders.
  • Do not mix cleaning products such as ammonia and bleach together - the result is toxic.
Seal the Granite Countertop

Sealing granite countertops is a job you can easily do yourself and should be done at lease once a year. Here are some easy instructions for sealing your granite countertops.

Items Needed:
  • Clean Dry Washcloth
  • Sealer (available in our show room)
  • Granite Countertop Cleaner (available in our show room)
  • Clean Rags
  • Brush
Instructions:
  • Clear everything off of your countertops
  • Wipe down counters to make sure they are free from dirt and debris
  • Use Granite Cleaner to clean counter tops. Let sit for 30 seconds before scrubbing to clean with a soft cloth. Wipe down with a dry cloth to dry.
  • Work in a small area and apply sealer using a clean rag.
  • Let sealer absorb for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Apply more sealer when sealer is almost dry. (this is your second seal)
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have done all your granite.
  • Let sealer dry completely. See your specific sealer instructions for drying time. Should be around 3 hours, but could take as long as overnight.
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