FAQ on Taking Care of Granite or Cultured Marble
On Maintenance and Repair
How to clean my granite or culture marble?
When it comes to cleaning cultured marble or granite, first you have to know if it has a suede, gloss, or matte finish
For matte finish, you can use a soft fabric soaked in water and soap. You can even use an extremely moderate abrasive cleaner for this kind of surface.
For suede or gloss finish, cleaning is easy. You can simply use a soft fabric or sponge soaked in water and mild soap. We recommend using a non-abrasive foam cleaner. The good thing about cultured marble/granite is the ease of cleaning and preserving the brand-new glossy appearance. To keep your granite or marble’s appeal, occasionally use a protective wax coating like GelGloss™. It resembles a furniture polish. You can use it every few months, depending on how often you use the granite or cultured marble surface.
Will my granite or cultured marble stain easily?
They are completely checked to withstand discolorations from
- hair color
- shoe polish
- drain cleaners
- chemicals like ammonia and hydrogen peroxide
What do I do if they stain?
For suede and gloss finish, simply wash the affected area with soap and water and wipe with a clean cloth.
When it comes to matte finish, rinse with soap and water and wipe clean. If stain is still noticeable, use cleaners like Soft Scrub or Ajax and then wipe it clean. You can also utilize a Scotch Pad. Use it to clean the affected surface with a light rubbing movement till the stain is eliminated.
Is there a chance that my Granite or cultured Marble Scratch?
The truth is, all bathroom materials, regardless of type, will scratch if it is intentionally mistreated. Regular care and cleansing of cultured marble/granite items will guarantee years of satisfaction and usage. Prevent putting sharp abrasive items on the surface area to avoid scratching the surface.
What are the ways to removed minor scratches?
You do not need to worry about minor scratches on matte finish because they will not show.
On the other hand, for gloss finish, scratches can be removed with car paint buffing substance and a hand held polisher. For deeper scratches, it is best to consult the professionals.
At Easton Industries, we do not recommend using abrasive cleansers like Soft Scrub or Comet. It will dull the finish and should not be used on our smooth high-gloss finish. Be sure to watch out for the ammonia content in cleaners and use options with a lower ammonia content.
What do I do if granite or cultured marble has a major scratch or gets chipped?
If you notice any major scratch or chip on your cultured marble/granite, a professional is the best person to call. Oftentimes, all that is required is a little polishing and sanding. There are times when the chip needs to be filled with the same product it was initially made with. Both of these treatments need an individual with the understanding and tools required like Easton Industries which has 40 years of experience.
On Quality and Installation
How would I know if it is a Legitimate Marble or Granite?
At Easton Industries, our culture marbles undergo routine checking by a screening lab for compliance with ANSI requirements. This is a test that is conducted to guarantee the item the granite or cultured marble producer is manufacturing will be a resilient, high quality item that the client can take pleasure in for several years. The marble/granite is evaluated for the following:
- stain resistance
- scratch resistance
- effect strength
- susceptibility to cold and hot water.
Can typical homeowners install their own Marble or Granite?
There are some homeowners who can easily install their own countertops. However, marble or granite countertops are usually heavy and would need two people to put it in place.
At Easton Industries, we can provide instructions on how to do it. It is an exact process that needs unique tools and, even if possible, we advise that knowledgeable installers install our items.
Is cultured marble better than shower tiles?
Granite or cultured marble panels are strong pieces that do not need any grout lines to tidy or kept sealed. The joints are sealed with a mildew and mold resistant 100% silicone caulk that needs little maintenance. Developing structures will move with the modification of temperature levels, this might trigger grout lines to break and collapse. This issue is prevented with using granite or cultured marble.
Is Your Showroom Open To The Public?
Yes! The Easton Industries display room is located in Myrtle Beach. We will be more than happy to address your concerns. For pricing inquiries, you can call us or send us an email.
550 Piedmont Ave
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Conway, Carolina Forest, Forestbrook, Little River, Longs, Loris, Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Pawleys Island, Litchfield