Cutting granite tiles
To cut polished granite tiles you will need a cutter with a diamond edged blade, ideally a water-cooled one as this will cut down on dust and achieve a better standard of cut. Our DIY Electric Tile Cutter is ideal. Do not try to cut polished granite with a traditional 'score and break' tile cutter.
Sealing granite tiles
Your granite tiles will need sealing to prevent staining. They should always be sealed before and after grouting as this ensures that the grout doesn't stain the tile.
Before the initial seal, ensure you pre-clean the tiles. Ensure the tiles are thoroughly clean by using Lithofin MN Powerclean.
Seal with a single coat Lithofin MN Stain Stop. Apply one coat before grouting and one afterwards.
General Maintenance and Cleaning
Maintain the tiles using Lithofin Easycare, use as directed and use as frequently as you would a normal floor cleaner - it smells great too!. Do not use standard detergents as these may damage the seal.
Even after sealing granite is susceptible to acidic damage. Be careful to wipe off liquids such as vinegar or lemon juice etc. quickly.
You may need to periodically re-seal depending on the level of traffic.