Helpful Information About Tan Brown Granite
Tan Brown 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 Tan Brown 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 Tan Brown. 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 Tan Brown and how to take of it.
Why Tan Brown 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. Tan Brown 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 Tan Brown.
Tan Brown Granite is an Archean porphyritic granite from Andhra Pradesh State in southern India. This is one of a large number igneous & metamorphic decorative stones produced in India. Many come from the Eastern Ghats Orogenic Belt, an ancient mountain belt running along the eastern margin of Peninsula India. This rock is distinctive in having bluish-gray quartz crystals and large brownish-salmon colored K-feldspar crystals with obvious internal exsolution lamellae and internal disruptions.
In addition to those basic comments, many other important facts about Tan Brown are helpful to be aware of. We'll consider some additional helpful information about this remarkable natural stone.
What Tan Brown Granite Is Made Of
As with most natural granite, Tan Brown 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 Tan Brown Granite slab give it some qualities that people are drawn to. Some of these qualities translate into practical properties for daily use and care.
Tan Brown Properties
One of the big advantages of natural granite over other hard countertop surface materials is that it is very hard. Materials such as Tan Brown Granite are scratch resistant because of the hardness of the material. Tan Brown is also heat resistant. Unlike some engineered stone, granite can resist heat and does not burn or discolor.
Tan Brown natural granite is also very unique. Not just unique from other stone, but it is also distinct from other Tan Brown slabs. Choosing your specific slab is encouraged since each stone can vary one from another.
Tan Brown Stone Fabrication
Fabricating Tan Brown Granite can be easy or it can be a challenge. The difference in difficulty come from the different degrees of knowledge, skill, and equipment that the one doing the work possesses. So, the easiest way to work with Tan Brown natural granite is to pay a professional to do the work. The knowledge of the industry and the quality equipment can really make a difference in the results.
One piece of equipment that fabricators use is polishing pads. These abrasive discs are available in various styles, sizes and types. There are wet polishing pads as well as polishing pads that used in dry environments. A polished finish is only one kind of finish that Tan Brown can have though. There are others. One example is a leathered, or antiqued finish. Again, achieving this kind of finish depends on using the proper tool; a set of Finishing brushes for granite. The result is a stone that is not as glossy or shiny as a polished finish but has just as distinct of a look.
Caring for Your Tan Brown Surface
It's true, Tan Brown Granite is a natural stone that came to be from intense heat and perhaps pressure. However, your Tan Brown 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 Tan Brown surfaces. They are not difficult and they will keep your Tan Brown natural granite looking its best. There are two main methods for caring for your granite. We'll discuss them next.
Sealing Tan Brown Granite
You may have heard that natural stone needs to be sealed. You also may have heard that you need to check with the fabricator to find out. Both of these statements are true. One of the two main ways that you can care for your Tan Brown surface is to periodically reseal the surface using an appropriate stone sealer. There are many kinds and we even offer a stone sealer that is food safe for kitchen countertops (both indoors and outdoors). Keeping up with resealing your Tan Brown surface helps protect it from oil and water-based liquids that could get into the pores and stain the surface.
Resealing a granite countertop is not a difficult task and it does not have to be done all that often. It all depends on how much wear and tear the surfaces experiences through household use. About every 6 to 12 months it would be good to do a water test on the Tan Brown surface. This simple test lets you know how absorbent the stone is at that time. The test is easy. Just put som water on the stone in various places and see how fast it absorbs the water. The more absorbent, the more needed the sealer is.
Tan Brown Cleaning
Besides keeping your Tan Brown surfaces and countertops sealed properly, you will also need to use some cleaning techniques designed to yield the best results in your overall maintenance program. In so doing, you will find that there are a couple of aspects to cleaning Tan Brown surfaces. The first aspect of cleaning granite is the everyday cleaning tasks. This kind of cleaning would include wiping up spills, splatters, and crumbs from the surface of the stone.
When daily cleaning is being performed, the best cleaner for the job is a pH neutral cleaner. Why us a pH neutral cleaner for natural stone? Because these cleaners do not break down the sealer. Some cleaners will simply remove the sealer that you use to treat the surface of the stone. When this happens it is as if the surface was never sealed in the first place. So, using the appropriate cleaner will retain the benefits you gain by using a natural stone sealer.
In addition to the daily cleaning of Tan Brown, and particularly in the event that your sealer has been worn down or dissolved, you may find that you have to remove a stain of some sort. When this happens, you will need a different kind of cleaner. There are a number of specialty cleaners that are formulated to remove specific kinds of discolorations. These kinds of cleaners are often referred to as stain removers. Depending on the kind of stain or discoloration you have, you will need a remover made for that particular substance.
About Maintaining Tan Brown
It really just boils down to putting together a regular routine of cleaning and sealing your natural Tan Brown Granite surface. Once you get the routine into full swing, it just becomes second nature. A good routine for maintaining natural granite, including Tan Brown, 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 Tan Brown make very durable surfaces for the home and can ber a challenge to install yourself. Having your Tan Brown 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 Tan Brown 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.