Everything You Need to Know About Absolute Black Granite Countertops
Our exclusive Absolute Granite is one of the preferred worktop materials in the entire world. Its availability in honed, Leather, Satinato and polished finishes and versatility makes it easy to blend in any kitchen interior.
Homeowners who wish to install MKW Surfaces’ special absolute black granite worktop in their kitchen must understand every detail about this gorgeous natural stone. This authentic granite worktop resists staining with ease. But this depends on whether it’s honed or polished, doctored or not. Here are some tips to help our clients choose the authentic Absolute Black Granite:
True Absolute Black granite does not stain
According to our experts, don’t mistake dull spots, water spots, white spots, etc. as stains. These spots are the result of “etching” that occurs due to the use of corrosive chemicals for cleaning. Stains are nothing but the dark spots that appear on a surface. But this problem is not seen in absolute black granite tile countertop that has been sealed properly. Since its surface is already black, it can easily conceal any spots on its surface. Moreover, its denser composition enables this black countertop to avoid staining even if it’s not sealed, in many cases.
All labelled ‘Absolute Black’ are nor genuine Absolute Black granite slabs
One dark fact about the manufacturing industry is that it’s unregulated, especially outside Europe. This means not all granite slab dealers in the world offer genuine products. “Black” is a popular granite worktop colour and the original “Absolute Black” granite has a stellar reputation in the market.
Therefore, it is best to purchase from the reputed and experienced fabricators or manufacturers like MKW Surfaces. Only professional and well-known countertop providers are likely to offer authentic products.
Beware of the ‘doctored’ black granite
When it comes to choosing the black granite countertops, doctored black granite is an increasing problem. Some shady fabricators process doctored granite by applying a dye to grey granite and sell it as Absolute Black granite. This dye, usually fades around six to eight weeks after installation takes place, leaving a dull surface and issues in contacting the team that installed it. For genuine black tile countertops suppliers or fabricators, only trust MKW Surfaces. We ensure that our clients get the 100% original black granite worktop.
Cleaning of honed vs. polished black granite countertops
Polished granite countertop brings out a deeper and rich colour to cooking space. Honed black granite, on the other hand, is quite greyish in appearance. But when it is sealed with a colour-enhancing sealer, even honed black granite becomes almost as black as the polished one but without the shiny finish.
Homeowners can choose either polished or honed black tile kitchen countertops according to their personal preference and lifestyle. But if they want a granite worktop to hide all the fingerprint marks, residues or other imperfections, then go for a patterned or speckled black granite. In contrast, if they want to add a glossy and luxurious appeal to their kitchen interior, polished granite is a perfect option.
Sealing of Honed Absolute Black Granite Worktops
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