How often do I need to seal my granite countertop?
Granite is a unique and natural material that is extremely durable, resistant to high temperatures, and easy to clean. However, granite can stain and warp over time if it is not maintained. In order to protect your granite countertops from losing its aesthetic beauty, it must be sealed.
Granite is first sealed by the fabricator before it is installed in your home. Once it’s installed, maintenance is the homeowner’s responsibility.
Note: Some experts will recommend sealing granite countertops every “6-12 months” or “3-5 years”, but there is no hard and fast rule.
The frequency of sealing granite depends on the absorbency and porosity of the stone. Usually, the lighter the stone, the more often it needs sealing. But, not all granites are the same, and applying sealer automatically, on a set schedule or “just to be safe” is not a smart way to do it. When sealer is applied too soon and it can’t absorb properly, it may leave a haze on the surface that can be difficult to remove.