Absolute Black Granite Problem with Sealant
Sealant is truly a popular choice when you are installing countertop to protect it, but it will not work as it is in absolute black granite. The sealant will not mesh well along with the granite itself. Despite of this fact, granite itself needs such sealing once in 6 months to maintain its durability especially in relation to exposure of the granite towards chemicals and other forms of acidic substances. So, how to deal with those things?
Since there are many types of granite even just ion its dark color version including the absolute black granite. It is a part of many available options of natural stones having their own characteristics distinctively. Thus in selecting the piece that you are going to use, it is advisable to get to know its ways of maintenance. You can simply ask the sellers on that particular matter. Once you are told the maintenance needs of a particular option of granite stone countertop, you can then decide which one that you are able to deal with its maintenance needs.
In terms of the dark colored granite, there are actually many available choices. There are black pearl, star galaxy, and of course the absolute black granite itself. The clear difference of these three options is in terms their appearance. The look of star galaxy version is having copper and bronze flecks. The black pearl is having opalescent look. Meanwhile the absolute black is having the darkest look without any visible opalescence and also specks at all. The last one is also the most popular option of granite countertop among the other two options.
So, now the main thing that absolute black granite is not compatible with a sealant is that the granite surface will not absorb the sealant. The fact that granite surface is not porous is the main reason of that thing that it cannot absorb sealant. If you are forcing to apply the sealant on the surface of such granite stone, you will get hazy streaks formation instead of a great protection that is considered as the downside of applying the sealant on the granite.
Although applying the sealant will not damage the actual stone, its appearance will be affected clearly. You will ended up having a not so good looking granite anymore that is also affecting the entire decoration of the kitchen. Thus it really is not recommended to apply a sealant if you are using absolute black granitecountertop in your kitchen.