Sealed at Installation, Reseal Every One to Three Years, Easy Maintenance
Our quartzite countertops are sealed during the installation process. Sealer protects quartzite from staining due to pigments in liquids, juices, and sauces that may spill on the countertop. While quartzite is one of the most durable stones, it is also porous, so sealing is critical to protect the surface from pigments in liquids, sauces, and juices that can stain the stone. But be sure to wipe up the spill right away – the sealer buys you time before the spill penetrates the stone and becomes a stain.
This initial sealer will generally last 1 to 3 years, depending on type of quartzite. The variance in how long the initial sealer will last is due to quartzite being a natural material, and as a result, no two quartzite slabs are the same.
To determine how long your sealer will remain effective, you can test the sealer one year after installation by dripping a puddle of water on the surface. If the puddle darkens quickly, then sealing annually is recommended. If it takes several minutes to darken, then your sealer is working, and you can test again the following year. Depending on the results of your annual test, most homeowners will settle in on resealing intervals of between one and three years.
Resealing your countertop is one of the easier DIY projects. Most homeowners find they can accomplish this simple task without any problems and with little time invested. Of course, in the event you need any help, we’re here to answer your questions.
See our How to Reseal Your Natural Stone Countertop page for easy, step-by-step instructions.
Quartzite countertops are easy to clean. The key is to use mild detergents that are pH neutral mixed with water and a soft, clean cloth. Many homeowners keep a spray bottle of diluted pH neutral cleaner and a microfiber cloth handy for everyday cleaning. See our How to Clean Your Natural Stone Countertop page for important instructions on how to clean your quartzite surface, as well as some cautions regarding the use of harsh chemical cleaners.
If you do have a stain on your countertop that won’t clean up with a pH neutral cleaner, we carry products that are specially formulated to remove tough stains. Please call us or stop by our showroom and we’ll make sure you purchase the right cleaner and will provide expert instruction on how to remove the stain.
Remember that we are with you every step of the way, and that includes our customer service after installation. If you ever find yourself having questions about or issues with resealing or cleaning your quartzite countertop, feel free to call us or drop by the showroom and our natural stone experts will answer your questions and help resolve your concerns.