Granite countertops are extremely durable and robust. Having said that, there can be a point when your countertop has to be updated. In some cases, you might need to refinish or completely replace your countertops. By reading on, you will learn when to do granite countertop refinishing and how to achieve the best results.
How Does Granite Countertop Refinishing Work?
The process of returning a granite surface to its original, factory beauty is known as granite resurfacing, granite polishing, and granite refinishing. In addition to its rich color and natural feel, granite is a particularly popular stone choice for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities due to its strength, resilience to scratches, and resistance to stains.
Granite is a much harder stone than marble and has far less porosity. The inherent resilience of each stone might differ because they are all natural stones and there are hundreds or even thousands of different sorts and sources. There are many ways that a granite countertop finish can be damaged.
The two most frequent types of visible stone damage are hard water damage around sinks or in the form of scratches from knives, dishes, pots, and pans. Both issues are easily resolved with expert resurfacing.
First, resin-bonded diamond pads are used to resurface the damaged areas. Our technique begins with cutting the stone to fix the damaged region. This cut is very fine. We “wet sand” the area, usually beginning with a 400 or 800-grit resin-bonded diamond pad, depending on the extent of the damage. From here, we go on to a pad with an 1800 grit size before finishing the surface with a 3400 grit pad.
Next, a professional abrasive compound is used to polish the entire surface. Using a specialized blend of polishing agents and abrasives created especially for serpentine, mercantile granite, and granite, the whole surface of your granite countertop is polished.
A pig’s hair pad and a variable speed polishing tool are used to apply this. The effectiveness of this wet-to-dry process depends on applying a lot of pressure to the pad.
A final coat of impregnating sealer is applied to ensure the stone is sealed.
Although several stones are more permeable than others, all stones are somewhat porous. By the time we complete this phase properly, almost all of your surfaces will be impregnable. Through the polishing process, the stone is naturally sealed.
To be certain, we coat the entire stone with an impregnating sealer. The task is finished once the surplus sealer has been cleaned off the surface.
Should You Try Granite Countertop Refinishing?
Your stone must be finished with resin-bonded diamond polishing pads and qualified abrasive polishing agents to deliver a factory-grade honed or polished finish. Nothing you “add” to your granite will be able to match the natural stone’s brilliance and brightness.
There is more work involved in this procedure than mere polishing, but when finished, your counters will look brand new. If refinishing your counters is not enough to restore your kitchen’s appearance, you have additional inventive solutions.
Even when you are careful, granite countertops may get dirty and damaged. You may have to consider granite countertop refinishing. Refinishing the top may update the appearance of your kitchen without having to buy new granite. If you do decide to get it, you may reach out to us.