Natural Stone Tile or Countertop is a beautiful and ageless material that can add warmth and sophistication to your home for a lifetime. Of course that is if it is properly maintained.
Natural stone tile or countertops come with some regular maintenance that is needed to keep it looking like new, so with that the homeowner has to decide if utilizing natural stone tile would be the right material for them or their home. Not everyone is the cleanliest or will take the time to properly maintain the stone.
Natural stone tile is porous, unlike a manufactured tile of porcelain or ceramic so that it requires to be sealed about every 12 months. Resealing small area on the floor or counters would not take very long at all for a homeowner to reseal it, maybe 30-60 minutes, but if you have it in a large portion of your home, it might be a half-to-full day project and some people might not be willing to take on that work. But it is essential to make sure that your natural stone tile or counters maintain the look and structure.
Here is an excellent blog post by a homeowner who went through a home remodel and experienced some discoloration on her marble backsplash from it not being properly sealed during installation.
by Brian Heltzel
The Floor Barn
My Dirty Secret, or How I Learned to Live with a Marble Backsplash
But my backsplash is above a stove; I slathered the paste on the backsplash and prepared to wait, as the Internet suggested, for 12 to 24 hours for it to dry.
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