FAQ About Our Countertops

Visit our showroom and get answers to all of your questions about our custom countertops and other products. Top It Off, Inc. is focused on serving all the needs of our local customers. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions and their answers.

Can I Stain My Granite?

Acidic substances such as wine, coffee, fruit juice, tomato sauce, and soda will not etch granite like they do marble, but they could potentially stain the surface. Cooking oils may also leave a stain is not cleaned right away. Using a granite or stone cleaner is recommended to keep your bathroom countertops in Cranberry Township, PA, in the best condition and to protect the sealer, but soap and water should be fine for small messes and spills. When using a cleaner, try to avoid anything with high acidic concentrations, such as anything with an orange or lemon scent.

Yes, you can take a hot pan off the stove and put it right on to the granite. However, we do not recommend doing so. It is possible for granite (or any stone or quartz) to suffer thermal shock and crack. Granite is not just one type of mineral, but also a combination of minerals that create all the beautiful patterns you see. These minerals have different qualities and characteristics, which react differently to extreme temperatures.

It is not common, but it is possible. If your granite is scratched, it can be taken care of. Most chips and scratches can be repaired, but it is best to be safe and take preventative measures. It is best to avoid using your granite countertops in Cranberry Township, PA, like a cutting board, as knives can sometimes scratch granite. The granite will also quickly dull even the best kitchen knives.

All granite is sealed when it leaves our shop, but after 8 to 10 years, it can start to wear. If your sealer has worn down, contact our office, and we can advise you on how to seal your granite properly.

To maintain your soapstone countertops in Cranberry Township, PA, use a damp cloth for daily cleanings. Oiling or waxing will enhance the color and luster of the stone, restoring that “brand new” look.

Since all granite varies in price, we would like to invite you to our showroom to have a look at our selections. After your viewing, we can provide you with a quote based on your preferences. We do ask that you bring in a sketch with measurements of your kitchen or bathroom countertops in Cranberry Township, PA, to help us give you a more accurate bid.

Contact us today to review our frequently asked questions about our countertops in Cranberry Township, PA. We proudly serve customers in Evans City, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding communities.

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If you have other questions about your custom countertops, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We proudly serve customers in Pittsburgh, PA and the surrounding communities.