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Protect Your Natural Stone Surface with Proper Care

At Kuccina Stones in Montreal, we understand that your countertops are a considerable investment and we want you to enjoy them for many years to come. Keep in mind these surfaces do require some routine maintenance. If you intend to protect their shine and finish, we ask that you follow the recommendations as outlined on this page.

High impact blows will harm your countertops, as they would any solid surface. Because of its natural stone structure, these surfaces can chip when subjected to sharp, hard objects. Normal heat from pots or liquids will typically not affect granite but we do recommend using a hot pad under your pots and pans.

Sealing is Critical in Protecting Your Stone
Sealing is critical as granite and marble can absorb stains when left unsealed. This will lessen the aesthetic quality through the formation of darkened areas or discolouration. Please act quickly when products that contain acid like tomato paste, wine, coffee, vinegar and juice are spilled. Use warm water and mild detergent or a specialized stone soap to clean up spills.

Marble, which is commonly used in vanities, is more sensitive than granite to stains caused by the following household items:

  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Soap
  • Hair dye

Your marble surface needs to be cleaned as quickly as possible. When damage occurs to marble or granite, the surface will need to be replaced or polished, which is quite expensive.

Common Cleaners will Cause Problems in the Long Run
Kuccina Stones recommends avoiding generic cleaning products including glass cleaners, ammonia, vinegar, bleach and degreasers. These contain alkalis and acid chemicals that can etch away polish, discolour your surface, scratch the stone or reduce the effectiveness of your sealer. These products may clean your granite and make it shine, but over time, they will damage your sealer and make your countertops vulnerable to stains. Selecting the proper cleaners is critical and our staff is pleased to advise you on what to choose. Please let us know if you have questions.
Contact Us
Kuccina Stones
Phone :514-335-6667
6655 W. Henri-Bourassa Blvd.
Saint-Laurent, QC
H4R 1E1