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Installation and Maintenance of Granite Slabs

Updated:2014-09-02 17:30:05

Installation and Maintenance of Granite Slabs

Some of the most beautiful and functional kitchen countertops are granite slabs. Choosing granite slabs is not only a fashionable decision, but it is also an intelligent choice. Granite countertops are tough, durable, resistant to heat and will last for many years to come. Granite slabs are also very versatile when it comes to design, because they have so many different colors and patterns naturally found in the material. Granite countertops are a sizeable investment, though, so homeowners should put a lot of thought into their choice.

Installation of granite slabs

Since it takes millions of years for granite slabs to be formed, it is a huge waste to damage or destroy granite countertops in the installation process. In order to protect this valuable investment that will add great equity to the home, there are few things that homeowners should and shouldn't do. Without proper granite countertop installation and maintenance, the investment can lose value before it's even been used.  

Before the granite countertop installation, homeowners should consider the area they intend to install the granite slabs. Factors such as moisture levels and usage should be carefully considered. It's also important to read all the warranty information for the product before the granite countertop installation, to avoid any irreversible damage that will not be covered by the warranty.

Though it may be tempting to try a do-it-yourself project to save money, granite countertop installation is usually best left to the professionals. Most homeowners do not have the expertise to ensure that the job will be done right, which may cost more money in the end. The preliminary work such as removing the old kitchen countertops and preparing the workspace can be done ahead of time, but the work with the granite slabs themselves should be left to the professionals. 

Once the professionals arrive with the granite slabs, homeowners should also inspect the whole batch before beginning the installation. There could possibly be breakage and other issues with the granite countertops. By finding these issues ahead of time, homeowners can consult the terms and conditions of the warranty in regards to compensation for damaged materials.


There are a few mistakes that should be avoided at any cost to ensure proper granite countertop installation and maintenance. Granite slabs should never be installed on an uneven, dirty or wet space. Once they are in, homeowners should never leave spills to sit on their granite countertops. This can affect the finish over time and take away from the natural beauty of the granite slabs.


Since it's harmful to leave spills and dirt on the granite countertops, they should be properly cleaned. No one should ever use acid-based cleaners or other agents on the granite slabs, though. Homeowners should also never forget to thoroughly rinse their granite countertops once they've used a recommended cleaner. Also never use scouring powders, steel wool, or other abrasive materials to remove stains.


The best way to ensure proper maintenance of granite slabs in the kitchen is to ask the professionals for advice. When purchasing granite slabs, homeowners can easily ask their salespeople and skilled installers how to maintain their new investment. Granite countertops are a great kitchen remodeling choice, and with the right care they should last for decades.                            


For more resources about granite countertop fabrication and installation or even about granite countertop installation and especially about granite countertops fabrication and installation please email us at: sales@china-granite-slabs.com

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