Care & Use


  1. Is it easy to maintain a Stonemark® granite countertop?

    Yes, normal use and regular cleaning with approved products (like SCI® products specially formulated for granite and offered through The Home Depot), will ensure that your countertop maintains its natural beauty for many years. Abrasive or acidic household cleaners are to be avoided. Any spills should be wiped up as soon as possible. Details about the Countertop Care Program will be provided with your purchase of a Stonemark® countertop.

  2. How do I clean my countertop?

    We recommend SCI® Clean Encounters for daily use. Other SCI products can be used to either maintain or polish the finish. Abrasive or acidic cleaners including lemon juice, vinegar and bleach should not be used. Any spills should be wiped up as soon as possible.

  3. Will granite maintain its polished gloss?

    Yes. Regular cleaning, with recommended products and normal use, will ensure that your granite countertop never loses its gloss. If you like a heightened level of gloss, use SCI® Polish with a microfiber cloth.


  1. Is Stonemark® granite stain resistant?

    Every Stonemark® granite slab is treated with Stoneguard HD sealer. This technology, combined with decades of experience, allows Stonemark® to provide an unprecedented free 15-year limited warranty for food and beverage stains and material integrity.

  2. What should I avoid with my countertops?

    We suggest that spills of wine/alcohol, mustard, oils and acidic products should be wiped up immediately. Please see the care and maintenance section for full details.

  3. What happens if my granite stains?

    In the rare occasion that your granite is stained by a food or beverage, The Home Depot's fabricators will work with you to remove the stain and reseal you granite to preserve and protect it.