white granite countertop

Granite countertops are a beautiful focal point in any home, and the durability of granite means that you should be able to enjoy its beauty for years to come. But without granite countertop renewal, granite will lose some of its luster and shine as time goes on. Even if you had a sealant applied when the countertop was installed, with time and usage, the sealant can wear thin allowing liquids to seep into the granite surface. Residue, dirt, and water spots can dramatically impact the appearance of your granite surfaces. 

Regular maintenance, cleaning, and sealing of your granite countertops is critical to protecting your investment. There are many do-it-yourself products available on the market, but most of them actually do more harm than good. Many contain harsh or abrasive ingredients that can actually damage granite and make the finish appear dull. Instead of taking matters into your own hands, trust the professionals at Chem-Dry to protect your investment and restore its beauty with our Granite Countertop Renewal service.

two children with cooking ingredients on a granite countertop

The TruLux™ Granite Countertop Renewal by Chem-Dry will help you fall in love with your granite countertops all over again. Our granite countertop renewal process penetrates deep inside the granite’s porous surface, eliminating dirt and grime. We then seal the surface to keep those unwanted elements away, which helps restore the shine and extend the life of your granite countertops. Our granite renewal technicians rely on a proprietary cleaning solution that provides a cleaner, healthier home and use powerful deep-cleaning equipment to safely remove the dirt and build-up.

The Chem-Dry Granite Countertop Renewal Process

Our trained and certified Chem-Dry specialists take time to consult with you and explain our process. A thorough granite countertop renewal by Chem-Dry typically involves four steps:  

1. Clean & Scrub 

The proprietary Chem-Dry Granite Countertop Cleaning Solution will remove built-up dirt and grime from your countertops without abrasive scrubbing that can damage the surface. And because our solution doesn't rely on soapy detergents or harsh chemicals, you can be sure your family is safe and your home will be cleaner and healthier when we’re done. 

2. Remove Residues 

Once we’ve cleaned the surface, we’ll remove any residues from the granite countertop with our Granite Countertop Residue Remover. 

3. Seal 

In the next phase, we apply a small amount of our Granite Countertop Sealer. Our sealer will dry in 3-5 minutes, not hours. The Sealer penetrates the granite surface, leaving you with a powerful layer of protection for your countertops. 

4. Polish 

Our final phase is the polish. We use our proprietary Granite Polish to leave your countertops refreshed and revitalized, with a bright, beautiful shine that you’ll enjoy for months and years to come. 

Granite countertops are a beautiful investment in any home, whether they're in the kitchen, bathroom, family room, or even outdoors. While it’s important to keep them clean, it can be a challenge. That’s why it’s good to know you can trust your friendly, local Chem-Dry operator to do the hard work for you. With our granite countertop renewal and deep cleaning, we’ll leave you and your family with revitalized granite counters and a healthier home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Chem-Dry offers cleaning solutions for a wide range of countertop materials.

In addition to granite, our experts offer cleaning for countertops made of marble, quartz, quartzite, and soapstone, as well as other types of natural stone.

Regular DIY cleaning can help maintain the appearance and integrity of granite surfaces. But if you want to truly maintain your granite countertops, they need professional deep cleaning and resealing.

Like any other surface, granite accumulates grease and dirt. Over time, this grease and dirt turn into a layer of grime that’s resistant to water and detergent.

On top of this, the sealant that protects granite from stains will wear away with regular countertop use. If this seal wears away completely, food stains can penetrate the porous surface of granite.

Professional deep cleaning and resealing will get rid of grime, restore the granite sealant, and return the original shine to the surface of your countertops.

Chem-Dry recommends deep cleaning and resealing granite countertops at least once a year.

Annual cleaning and resealing will help preserve the appearance of your countertops, protect the granite from stains, and restore the original shine.

In addition to professional cleaning, homeowners should clean their countertops after cooking using warm water and a soft cloth or sponge. We also encourage a full countertop cleaning once a week.

When cleaning granite, do not use household cleaning products. Products containing bleach, ammonia, vinegar, lemon, or acid can damage granite. The same is true of kitchen degreasers as well as bathroom cleaning products.

Instead, Chem-Dry recommends that you only use cleaning products specially formulated for granite. If you’re unsure which products to use on your countertops, contact your local Chem-Dry for guidance.