This past June we had Ubatuba countertops installed in our kitchen. We are very happy with both the appearance and ease of care. Having read up on the characteristics of different stones and having a masters degree in Earth science we were convinced that the darker stones were the way to go. I am opening a barbershop in my home and on my wife’s advice, chose Kasmir White for the countertop. This was a great choice to go with the porcelain floor and oak cabinets. I remain somewhat concerned about staining, etc. Other than periodic sealing ( and what sealer do you recommend? ) do you have any suggestions for care. I am a cleaning fanatic about everything so I do not mind taking extra steps to preserve the stone. Thanks much! RgN
Kashmir White is beautiful light colored granite from India and is definitely more porous than dark colored granites, such as Ubatuba. My own kitchen is Kashmir White granite and I seal it once every eight months. I use an anti-microbial sealer sold on Ebay via HomeGranite.com. For cleaning, I use a little mild liquid dishwashing soap and water. I have no problems with staining.
For your specific use at your barbershop, just be sure to seal it about every 6 months. Do not use any chemical cleaners as they will gradually deteriorate the sealer and expose it to staining potential.