Regular cleaning and maintenance with a mild soap and water will keep your vanity looking new, but things like hair dye, makeup, liquid hand soaps, coffee, red wine and oil can leave stains on your vanity top. If any of these substances comes in contact with the stone, wipe up the spill as soon as possible. For tougher stains, see our stain removal tips below.
Not all stone needs to be sealed, but generally it benefits from a sealing product. Typically, a resin treatment is applied to the stone at time of manufacture. We recommend that you apply a stone sealer after the top is installed, and then periodically apply sealant after that. Sealing is important for preserving the finish and will not alter the appearance of the stone.
After the stone is sealed, it is easy to maintain. Natural stone can still stain, however, if spills are not cleaned up right away. Sealing and polishing are not difficult, and they help resist the absorption of spills.
The absorbency of the stone — and its exposure to water or weathering — will determine how often sealing is needed. We recommend sealing natural stone at least every few years, and some areas might need it more frequently. The less you reseal, the more the stone will show an aged look, which some people prefer.