Helpful Hints

The following educational material is provided to you free of charge.  We hope you find it useful.  If you wish to learn more, please see our educational literature section for a list of more in depth educational titles available.


Daily maintenance – Do’s & Dont’s

The following is the summarized version of our benchmark piece of education literature:  “Maintenance Guidelines for Residential Stone Installation” which is available in the Educational Literature section.  This abridged version will not give you all the full breadth of information that you may need, but it’ll give you a “taste” of what’s in store for you.


Bacteria in Granite

Is mercantile granite really a good choice for a kitchen counter top?  Confused by all the rumours about the possibility that mercantile granite could harbour bacteria?  How did those rumours come about to begin with?  The following free article tells you all about it, and what some poor loser “salesmen” wouldn’t viciously say to turn things in their favour.



What do the words “Stone Sealer” bring to your mind?  What kind of expectations do you have from such a product?  What kind of protection do you think a stone sealer (a.k.a impregnator) is going to give to you counter top, floor or shower stall?  Do you think it will protect or even affect the surface of your stone?  Whatever your answers are to the above questions, they are probably wrong!  And, if that’s the case, you may make costly decisions based upon your interpretation of the word “sealer” that you might regret!  Read the bare truth about stone sealers and the hype surrounding them from none other than the manufacturer of one of the best impregnator/sealers on the market.  No one else will ever spell it out for you as done here!


A good sealing job

Does your granite need to be sealed?  And if so, how badly does it need the application of an impregnator?  Do you think that your fabricator/installer is going to do the proper job?  They probably (hopefully) will, but…. you’d better read the following free article!


Glass cleaners and Dish Soap in cleaning of Granite Countertops

Are generic cleaning products, such as a glass-cleaner, dish-soap etc safe or proper to clean natural stone?  Read this article and then draw your own conclusions!