Solid-Ground Marble & Granite (336) 497-7343
 Winston Salem, Raliegh, Greensboro, High Point, Hickory, Wilmington, Charlotte, Eden, Thomasville, Statesville, Myrtle Beach, Clemmons, Cary 













               Granite Countertops 


 Care and Maintenance 

Know your counter-tops
  • You will probably notice small hairline veins, which are called “fissures”. There will also be irregular mineral concentrations of color that vary in size. These are called “inclusions”. And, some granite slabs contain small holes called “pits”. These are normal and should be expected. They are all part of the distinctive and unique beauty of Granite. 
  • Because of the inherent characteristics, no two pieces of granite, such as the pieces that make up a kitchen countertop, will be identical. Please note, for “high movement” granites, significant pattern variation may occur where pieces are seamed together. 
  • Granite countertop seams and lamination lines are visible and can be felt. Seams may vary in width from 1/16” to 1/8” 
  • The sample of Granite shown to you at the time of your selection may vary in color, pattern, and texture from the countertops installed in your home. This variation should be expected due to the natural variation in Granite.
Care and Maintenance
  • To clean Granite, a damp cloth or paper towel is usually all you need. To clean up sticky spots, a little mild liquid dishwashing detergent can help. Clean up spills as soon as you can. 
  • Do not use oil based cleaners on your countertops. 
  • Do not use acidic cleaners, including cleaners with citrus or vinegar, on your countertops. 
  • Do not use bathroom cleaners on your countertops. 
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners on your countertops. 
  • Do not use ammonia or bleach on your countertops. 
  • All spills should be wiped up promptly to help prevent staining. 
  • Granite is porous and needs to be sealed with a natural stone surface impregnating sealer. This will help reduce the risk of the countertop staining. Light Granites should be sealed every 9 months. Darker Granites should be sealed every 12 months. The countertops are sealed during the fabrication and installation process. An impregnating sealer must be reapplied periodically for the Granite countertop to resist stains and maintain its repellant characteristics. 
  • If your Granite countertop does stain, a poultice may be used to pull the stain out. 
  • Although granite is scratch resistant, we recommend using cutting boards. 
  • Use coasters under glasses, especially those containing alcohol or juices. 
  • Although granite is heat resistant, we recommend using hot pads or trivets for pots and pans that come directly out of the oven or off the stove.