New home questions

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Old 10-14-03, 03:16 PM
comosum
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New home questions

OK Iím new to the forum, and itís save to assume I know very little about any of this. Next week my wife and I are moving to a new home and I have a few questions so this post may seem long.

1. The bathroom shower is marble. I have read some of the previous discussions about sealing grout, but I am not sure if this applies to all situations. If it should be sealed do you recommend any products? Also the grout lines are so small I will certainly get some on the marble will this be a problem?
2. Granite and Marble countertops should be cleaned with ____? I have heard that some chemicals are too strong and I should just use soapy water.
3. The backsplash in the kitchen is also a form of tile. Should I use a different grout sealer on this because of food and grease concerns?

Thanks in advance for the helpÖ
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Old 10-14-03, 03:44 PM
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All I can help you with is with the marble. Be very carefull about what you clean it with. Buy a marble cleaner if your not sure. Marble counters for a kitchen is a bad idea because it doesnt do well with acidics. In other words, if some lemon juice gets on the marble, it could etch it. Granite is a better choice, and you will need a granite sealer to seal it after installation.
 
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Old 10-14-03, 04:59 PM
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The marble counters are in the bathroom, and Granite is in the kitchenÖ.Looks like we did that correct . All of the countertops have been finished to a high gloss. Do I Still need to seal them or has that been done when they were finished?

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Old 10-14-03, 05:18 PM
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unless someone has sealed them after they were cleaned, you will need to do that. Easy to apply, just do it quickly before grease gives you a problem in the kitchen.
 
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Old 10-14-03, 08:00 PM
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Not all granites need to be sealed. A number of the blacks in particular. You should try to identify what granite you have before sealing.
 
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Old 10-14-03, 11:24 PM
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The Granite is Blue Sapphire. What do you think? Any other thought from the forum?
 
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Old 10-15-03, 06:35 PM
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you should not have to do anything to the granite in the kitchen it will already for use when installed,is this cultured marble in bath or true marble?
 
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Old 10-15-03, 09:34 PM
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Itís true marble in the bathes. Slabs for the countertops and tiles for the shower and bath.

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