When should countertops be resealed?

When should countertops be resealed?

Only some countertops require sealing, such as granite and marble, which means they’ll also need resealing from time to time. But how often should resealing occur for these surfaces?

Resealing depends on your specific situation, but some tips can help you plan for the best results. In addition, some facts make resealing a more straightforward process, even in more extensive remodels.

As a general rule

Recommendations on resealing can range from once every six to twelve months to once every three to five years because there are no complex rules. However, certain situations can dictate particular needs for your granite and marble countertops, so you’ll want to learn as much as possible before buying.

For example, light-colored granite requires resealing more often because it's more porous than dark-colored stone. Areas with extensive activity levels will also need resealing more often to alleviate scratches, scuffs, stains, and chips.

Specific facts about granite and marble

If you doubt the need for resealing, try the water test. Placing a quarter cup of water onto your countertop and waiting to see how long until it absorbs is a suitable method.

Water that doesn’t absorb into your marble or granite countertops means no resealing is necessary. However, if it soaks in within five to ten minutes, consult our staff to determine your next steps for proper sealing.

Visit us for more information on countertops

Wholesale Flooring & Granite has the largest inventory selection around, with options for every budget range and remodel size. In addition, we bring nearly 20 years of industry experience to your project, so you’re in good hands with our staff.

You're invited to visit our showroom in Baton Rouge, LA, to consider our countertops, including granite, quartz, quartzite, and marble. We look forward to serving you and the residents of Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Ascension Parish, Baker, and surrounding areas, so stop by today.