Granite used as a building material, particularly for sinks or counter tops, exclaims superiority, durability, elegance and expensiveness. Certainly not always in that order, but anyone who has a Granite Kitchen Sink installed will more or less feel that the above statement is true.
Granite is one of the best, if not the most preferred embodiment, the high quality material used in construction today as well as in kitchen sink. Granite sinks are known to be very strong, some examples for this are those that survive from ancient times and some are even more than 400 years and is still used today in Italy.
Granite has a hard compact surface and keeps the heat and all impacts, apart from those who are heavier.
Granite can accumulate small scratches and chips, but over time, the chips of small spots become part of its normal characteristics. But always remember that there are harmful chemicals that can damage even the strongest materials, and granite is no exclusion to that. Hence, avoid contact with chemicals or rough cleaners.
The appearance of minor scratches may be caused by impact from hard and pointed objects dropped into the sink and if you find these unsightly you will be looking for a remedy.
Here are a few suggestions, firstly carefully examine the scratches, if they are very deep, then abrasion or grinding them away is the only solution.
Grind it to remove a thin layer of stone, and reveal the surface below, which, in fact, have a different tone to the rest of the counter top and sink.
This is a usual event that is part of the “disintegration” of granite, of course, this thought can be upsetting that you’d rather put up with the scratch.
It will take a professional to do the job, and this can be an expensive process, but the idea might be useful rather that trying to do the work yourself, you could end up destroying the sink and the whole counter top.
But if you’re lucky, the scratches on your granite sink is not too deep, so it might be a solution to try not to “abrasive.”
This is what you can do: find a granite polishing solution in the market or through the Internet. It is frequently advertised as crystal recovery solution.
Always remember to apply the solution exactly how the instructions told you to do so. This usually involves spraying the surface of granite, then clean and polish with a polishing pad to remove the scratch.
But it won’t be easy to removed by polishing, and you may have to spend an hour or more to complete the task. It is also wise to apply the solution for the entire surface of the sink. This is to make sure you get a good color match over the all parts of your sink. You can also use electric buffers to help.
Be sure to use properly the solution polishing. Remember that there are different formulations, from coarse to fine solutions.
You must use the fine solution for minor scratches, while the coarse formulation is suitable for deeper scratches. I would advise that you should try to use the fine solution of first, and only uses the coarse solution if the scratches are not completely even.
Once you’re finished polishing and scratches have disappeared completely, apply a granite finishing polish and granite sealer to get that beautiful glossy finish. Granite sealer enhances the stone’s natural shine while absorbing kitchen stains.
One technique to keep it at its best is to polish the kitchen sink granite often. You need to do this at least twice a year.
For the moment, your every day cleaning of granite sinks should not involve the use of corrosive chemicals and compounds, particularly those with high acid or alkaline. There are particular cleaners for granite obtainable in the market for everyday use.