Helpful Information About Juperana Colombo Granite
Juperana Colombo is one of the names of granite you will find in our gallery. This is one of many different types of natural granite that people use for kitchen countertops and other surfaces. As with most granite, there are some specific features that Juperana Colombo possesses. Additionally, there are some traits that make this granite unique. In this article, we won't go into too much detail about the unique qualities of Juperana Colombo. We will mention some brief comments about the composition or the visual appearance or both, but the majority of this article will talk about working with Juperana Colombo and how to take of it.
Why Juperana Colombo Granite
One of the first things to contemplate when considering any granite surface is why people choose it. There are many reasons people select natural granite for kitchen countertops. Juperana Colombo Granite has many of the benefits that virtually all natural granite offers. It does however, have some characteristics that make it what it is. And like many other stone surfaces knowing a bit about the composition can be helpful. The following quote was taken from the description of a photo written by a geologist about Juperana Colombo.
Precambrian migmatite from India. Migmatites are very high grade metamorphic rocks that form by partial melting of gneisses. The felsic minerals have melted, cooled, and recrystallized - they form the light-colored, crystalline-textured bands in the rock. The mafic minerals have higher melting temperatures and still retain their metamorphic foliated character. Locality: apparently derived from a quarry at the town of Thogaimalai, central Tamil Nadu State, Northern Madurai Block, Pandyan Mobile Belt, Southern Granulite Terrain, southern India.
In addition to those basic comments, many other important facts about Juperana Colombo are helpful to be aware of. We'll consider some additional helpful information about this remarkable natural stone.
What Juperana Colombo Granite Is Made Of
As with most natural granite, Juperana Colombo is a composition of primarily natural quartz and/or feldspar. It can contain other materials, but the main minerals are those in most cases.
The minerals that make up a Juperana Colombo Granite slab give it some qualities that people are drawn to. Some of these qualities translate into practical properties for daily use and care.
Juperana Colombo Properties
One of the big advantages of natural granite over other hard countertop surface materials is that it is very hard. Materials such as Juperana Colombo Granite are scratch resistant because of the hardness of the material. Juperana Colombo is also heat resistant. Unlike some engineered stone, granite can resist heat and does not burn or discolor.
Juperana Colombo natural granite is also very unique. Not just unique from other stone, but it is also distinct from other Juperana Colombo slabs. Choosing your specific slab is encouraged since each stone can vary one from another.
Installation of Juperana Colombo Granite
It is nice to be able to just go and pick out your Juperana Colombo slab and then patiently wait until it gets installed in your kitchen or other space. However, there is a significant amount of work and skill that goes into a good Juperana Colombo Granite install. Granite professionals invest in powerful equipment and tools to be able to take a slab of rock and formit into a kitchen countertop. For the installation of a slab of Juperana Colombo the fabricator will make use of some particular tools.
One of the tools that a granite professional will most likely use for installing Juperana Colombo is a cartridge glue gun and glue cartridge. These are valuable pieces of equipment when it comes to Juperana Colombo Granite installation. Other tools that you will likely see during installation if you are there when it is installed are seam setters, support brackets, and carry clamps. These are just some of the granite installation tools that make the work of installing Juperana Colombo smoother and more effective.
Caring for Your Juperana Colombo Surface
It's true, Juperana Colombo Granite is a natural stone that came to be from intense heat and perhaps pressure. However, your Juperana Colombo surface has undergone some treatments to prepare it for its place in your finished project. As a result, there are some basic facets of taking care of your Juperana Colombo surfaces. They are not difficult and they will keep your Juperana Colombo natural granite looking its best. There are two main methods for caring for your granite. We'll discuss them next.
Keeping Juperana Colombo Sealed
Your Juperana Colombo surface will arrive with a sealer applied to keep it from readily absorbing liquids. Sealers are applied to natural granite because of the porous nature of natural stone. Maintaining the sealer on your surface is the first way to care for it. Juperana Colombo Granite benefits from periodic testing to see if it needs resealed. every so often, 6 months to a year, simply put a few ounces of water on the surface to see if the stone is "thirsty". If the slab readily soaks up the water, then it is in need of being sealed.
There are a number of natural stone sealers available for all sorts of materials. If you are sealing a kitchen countertop, we offer a food safe stone sealer designed for use on surfaces that come into contact with food. Again periodic testing of the surface will reveal how much sealer it needs.
How to Clean Juperana Colombo
Another aspect of caring for your granite surface is to use a cleaner formulated for use on natural stone. Juperana Colombo countertops and other surfaces are natural stone and sealing them is only one part. Not every household cleaner is made for use on natural stone. In reality, some cleaners actually break down natural stone sealers. So to maintain the seal that you are replenishing every-so-often, be sure to use a natural stone cleaner that will not degrade sealers. This is true of all sorts of natural stone cleaners. Let's look at some basic ones now.
One type of natural stone cleaner is the daily cleaner that is designed to remove the spots, smudges, and food residue that inevitably ends up on your Juperana Colombo kitchen countertop. Another type of cleaner that is not as frequently needed is a stain remover. If your sealer breaks down and and an oil based liquid or a water based liquid gets into the pores of the granite, you may need this type of cleaning agent. These products are formulated to draw the stain out of the stone. But once again, keeping the sealer replenished on the stone reduces the need for these types of stone cleaners.
About Maintaining Juperana Colombo
It really just boils down to putting together a regular routine of cleaning and sealing your natural Juperana Colombo Granite surface. Once you get the routine into full swing, it just becomes second nature. A good routine for maintaining natural granite, including Juperana Colombo, basically involves the following:
- Use a pH neutral cleaner to keep the sealer from breaking down and clean any debris from the surface.
- Reseal the surface of your granite surface when it gets "thirsty"*.
- Using a fortified stone polish periodically gradually maintains the sealer on the surface of the natural stone.
In conclusion, granite surfaces like Juperana Colombo make very durable surfaces for the home and can ber a challenge to install yourself. Having your Juperana Colombo Granite countertop installed by a professional with the proper tools and equipment will yield the best results. Additionally, how you care for the surface after the installation will go a long way toward years of performance from your Juperana Colombo kitchen countertop surface.
* A thirsty granite stone is one that quickly absorbs water resting on its surface. Simply put a tablespoon of water on the surface of the stone. The faster the water is absorbed, the "thirstier" the stone is.