05:46AM | 12/03/03
Member Since: 03/11/03
4 lifetime posts
Dear friends,

My wife and I are in the process of building a new home. The builder gives us the option of Laminate or Corian kitchen countertops. We didn't like either so we are planning on replacing the countertops as soon as we move in (In Mar 2004).

We went to Expo Design and heard about Silestone. We were impressed that it is stain resistant as well as heat resistant. The price of Silestone is a little more expensive than a mid-grade Granite.

The only thing we didn't like about the silestone is the patterns -- it does not match the beauty of a real stone like granite. Because of this we are strongly considering granite -- as long as its kidproof.

We have small kids and are worried that the granite will stain. We've heard horror stories from people that if the granite isn't sealed properly that it will stain easily.

Is granite really that easy to stain? If so will regular sealing (ie once every 3-4 months) prevent stains??


06:55AM | 12/08/03
Member Since: 07/12/03
9 lifetime posts
my countertop is complete in granite. on a monthly basis I use a sealer to impregnate the stone. Then also use a special cleaner for everyday use. It must be safe for all natural stones.

those are the 2 most basic steps you can start off with. It really is a lot of work to maintain such a porous stone, but it will reward you in so many ways. Im so happy that I didnt purchase the imitation countertops.
The granite that I have is pink/grey so stains are rarely seen, since the stone has its own natural pigment and colourations. Unless you get white granite, I think it should be no problem with kids, etc

theres plenty to read about granite,marmer online so you shouldnt have any problems




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