Stone countertops have become very popular in recent years, but before you install one in your home, you should learn more about how you will need to maintain one so that you are prepared to take care of it.

While there are some stone countertops that won’t require much maintaining at all, there are others that will need to be sealed routinely to prevent staining. Some stones are porous, which means that water and other liquids will be able to penetrate and stain them if you’re not careful. Have a company that is experienced with stone sealant come to your home once your new countertops are installed to teach you about how to maintain them properly.