Granite is a popular natural stone material that is commonly used in commercial buildings due to its durability, aesthetic appeal, and wide range of color options. It is typically found in the following areas within commercial buildings:
- Wall Cladding
- Reception Desks and Conference Tables
However, even the sturdiest granite can experience wear and tear over time. As a responsible owner or property manager, it’s crucial to know when to call a professional to evaluate your granite surface. We will explore the signs that indicate it’s time to seek expert assistance and why consulting a professional is the best course of action.
Stains and Discoloration: One of the primary indicators that your granite surface requires professional evaluation is the presence of stubborn stains and discoloration. While granite is known for its resistance to staining, it is not impervious to certain substances or prolonged exposure to acidic liquids. If your granite countertop or floor exhibits deep-seated stains that resist regular cleaning methods, a professional can assess the extent of the damage and provide possible solutions to revitalize the appearance.
Cracks and Chips: Granite is a resilient material, but it can develop cracks or chips due to heavy impact or underlying structural issues. These imperfections not only mar the aesthetic appeal of your granite surface but can also pose safety hazards. Professional evaluation will help determine the severity of the damage, and whether a repair or replacement will be necessary to ensure the longevity and structural integrity of your granite surface.
Uneven Surfaces: Over time, unevenness or uneven settling of the underlying support structure can cause your granite surface to become unlevel or develop noticeable depressions. A professional evaluation can pinpoint the cause of the unevenness and provide possible solutions to restore the surface to its smooth and level state.
Dull or Faded Appearance: Regular use, exposure to sunlight, and improper cleaning techniques can cause your granite surface to lose its natural shine and appear dull or faded. If your attempts at restoring its luster through routine cleaning and polishing yield unsatisfactory results, it’s time to consult a professional. They can identify the underlying factors contributing to the lackluster appearance and recommend services to rejuvenate the surface and bring back its radiant glow.
Protection and Maintenance Issues: Granite surfaces often rely on sealant applications or a mechanical process of closing the pose of the stone to fend off stains and damage. If you feel your granite surface isn’t protected from stains or damage, a professional can evaluate the condition of the stone and provide advice on appropriate treatment for your granite. Additionally, if your regular cleaning routine fails to keep your granite surface looking its best, a professional can provide expert advice on the necessary cleaning and maintenance techniques.
Knowing when to call a professional to evaluate your granite surface is essential for maintaining its beauty, functionality, and longevity. By relying on the expertise of professionals, you can restore the condition of your granite surface and enjoy its enduring beauty for years to come. Contact KCR today to schedule a complimentary evaluation and learn more about how we can help.