Welcome to Qualey Granite & Quartz.
Qualey Granite designs and installs granite, quartz, marble and natural stone countertops, vanities, tub surrounds, hearths, walk ways and walls with one of the largest natural stone inventories Maine.

Education Materials - Granite F.A.Q.

Q: How do you take care of granite?

A: A specialized natural stone cleaner such as Revitalizer™ is ideal for day-to-day granite care.  This stone cleaner can be diluted 1:1 with tap water with no loss of cleaning power.  For everyday use, you can simply use water and a clean rag or paper towel.  You can also use a 20:1 solution of water and a pH neutral soap, such as original formula Dawn™. Make sure that you rinse the countertop with plenty of plain water after using the soap/water solution.  If you do not remove all of the soap solution, you will get a filmy buildup.  Qualey Granite offers products for cleaning and occasional disinfecting.

Q: Can you scratch granite?

A: Granite is one of the hardest stones available.  However, granite is composed of different minerals of different hardness.  Therefore it is recommended that you do not cut on granite.  Cutting on granite will also quickly dull your knives.  Diamonds or materials of a like hardness to granite will scratch granite.

Q: Can you chip or crack granite?

A: Granite will chip only in cases of severe abuse.  In the unlikely event that your granite is chipped, the mark can be filled with a granite dust and epoxy mixture by Qualey Granite.  Granite will not crack with normal use.  

 Q: Does granite burn or stain?

A: You can't burn granite with ordinary use.  Granite is highly resistant to staining.  The only caveat is that a few colors, when left unsealed, may absorb some moisture with prolonged contact.  Usually no evidence remains when the liquid is removed and the granite dries.  Liquid should be blotted, not wiped.   If staining does occur, please contact us for information on the removal of stains.  Nearly all stains are removable either with a poultice or by Qualey Granite.

Contact Information: For more information contact: Laurie Qualey 207-947-7858 www.qualeygranite.com