How to Seal Granite Flooring
LESLIE: Blair in Colorado is dealing with a spotty granite floor. Tell us about these types of stains and if you know what caused them, share.
BLAIR: Yeah, basically I noticed that whenever I – you know, when I was in the bathroom and water would get on my granite floor I noticed that there’d be some really dark discoloring and I just want to know, really, what it’s from. I was under the impression that everything was sealed off, you know, just like with some kind of top protective layer on the granite. But deep down, inside within the granite itself I noticed these deep discoloring marks and I just wanted to know what can be done to prevent that.
LESLIE: How old is your granite floor?
BLAIR: I don’t know. I know that when I was – this is a house I actually just moved out of, but …
BLAIR: … the flooring seems to be relatively new; maybe within the past like three or four years.
LESLIE: Now, here’s the one thing, Blair, that you know – it’s the downside to owning a stone surface – countertop, floor, wherever you’re applying this granite. It needs to be resealed and a lot of people don’t tell you this but sometimes it even needs to be resealed annually.
TOM: Yeah, absolutely. You know, there’s a good website that has products that are specifically designed for the granite floors. It’s called Stonecare.com.
TOM: And there’s a couple of different products there that work really well. There’s a cleaner called Marbalex. There’s another one called Spray-N-Seal. But when you have granite it’s a great material, it’s a beautiful material; but boy, does it mean a lot of work.
BLAIR: Yeah. Well, I mean I guess that’s – that’s new to me. I always thought it was just kind of, you know, install it and that’s it.
BLAIR: But, yeah.
TOM: No, it’s not like Ronco; set it and forget it. (chuckling) If you know what I mean. (Blair laughs)
TOM: That website, Stonecare, has a product called Kitchen/Foyer Stone Floor Kit which is specifically designed for granite. I’m just noticing it right now.
TOM: Alright? And it has the – it has all the cleaner and the sealer you need.
BLAIR: Cool. Thank you very much. I appreciate that.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.