Canyon Lake, CA, February 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Granite Shield is pleased to announce Mercy Jantz formerly with Innovative Stone is now a National Distributor for Granite Shield.
Mercy Jantz says:
"I use to be a Regional Manager for Innovative Stone, LLC. Prior to my resignation in 2009, my territory spanned Philly, Pennsylvania to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and contained 83 Home Depot stores and almost a dozen ICF (Innovative Certified Fabricators), Everlife and national program facilities. Innovative Stone, LLC. is the national provider of Permashield which is currently used to treat Stonemark, The Home Depot's branded natural stone product and also Everlife, Innovative's own national brand. Cosentino, DuPont and Artisan are also national competitors, marketing their claims of superiority of performance for their pre-treated granites backed by a 15 year warranty.
"Throughout my career I have become intimately acquainted with most national pre-treated products and have come to my personal conclusion that Granite Shield offers a unique set of benefits to the end-user that other programs cannot provide. One of the benefits is that Granite Shield does not narrow a client's selection of stones to a pre-determined color pallet of just 30 to 50 stones in a polished granite category. Granite Shield allows for the highest level of protection on any color available in the industry and the performance is absolutely the strongest benefit beyond any question.
"With Granite Shield, I was most impressed that spills do not need to be wiped up immediately, the product has less than a 1% failure rate and the "lifetime" coverage is not limited to a pre-determined service life that qualifies as lifetime. With Granite Shield "lifetime" refers to the actual service life of the stone surface. Also, there is no required maintenance, the product does not require re-application at any time and the use of ammonia glass cleaners and bleach based household cleansers all prove acceptable products for cleaning. These are just a few of the major differences I found with Granite Shield compared to even the best national products which, in my opinion, do not even begin to provide these benefits or performance longevity.
"The comparison is so simple... anyone inclined to protect their investment with a pre-treated product need not do a thing but go to every manufacture's website and print a copy of that product's warranty, then compare the contents to the warranty provided with Granite Shield. The difference becomes blantantly evident from even the first line. The other national brands offer only a 15 year term of coverage defined by their own words as "limited".
"I've always felt that warranties should Not be marketing tools used to sell a product, but then offer no protection in the event that coverage is needed. A warranty should be a declaration providing a guarantee of product performance that can be expected by the customer and offering the coverage needed to deliver that performance in the event of an unexpected failure.
"My research has led me to a personal conclusion that Granite Shield is the only national level product on the market providing that guarantee of performance while fully minimizing the end-user's responsibility to provide and maintain maximum performance and coverage. Granite Shield is revolutionzing the industry and are quickly becoming the "new standard" in treated surfaces.
"The best way I have articulated this in the past is by stating, "Yesterday (these other) companies set the bar with a record breaking high jump by introducing their pre-treated programs, but today, Granite Shield has landed on the moon!"
Granite Shield of Delaware
Granite Shield Distributor
Granite Shield created the first lifetime granite sealer in 2002; the difference is the sealer will last a lifetime without maintenance or reapplication of the sealer. You don't have to worry about wiping up spills immediately, worry about acidic liquids, using coasters or placemats ever again. With granite sealed permanently by Granite Shield they mean it's permanently sealed, never has to be sealed again, has a lifetime warranty, not a limited warranty limiting you to use special cleaners and follow special maintenance procedures like other companies.
Granite Shield achieves their lifetime permanent sealing process for granite using proprietary catalyzing polymers. These chemicals are not standard sealers purchased over the counter but specifically made for Granite Shield by their chemists and can’t be found anywhere else or used by anyone else other than an authorized Granite Shield applicator or fabricator. Depending if the granite is considered light, medium or dark, each type of stone takes a different application process and then is capped with catalyzing polymers with a permanent carbon crystal sealant which then locks the catalyzing polymer into the stone. The carbon crystal sealant forms a molecular bond with the granite which can not be removed thus creating a lifetime seal plus leaving your granite more vibrant, smoother, shinier, maintenance free and still able to breathe. Granite Shield not only permanently seals but enhances the shine and depth of the gloss on polished granite. Granite Shield permanently seals granite but also works on quartz products such as Silestone, CaesarStone, Avanza and other man-made countertops too. Granite Shield can seal all types of countertops including natural stone, engineered stone and even concrete countertops. With the Granite Shield process the sealers have no problem penetrating quartz countertops and they become even more repellent and richer, deeper in color.
Even the best polished granite countertop will feel smoother with Granite Shield. The dullest granite takes on a more vibrant, glossier look and the darkest colored granite such as Blue Pearl is smoother, shinier and looks more polished then it ever did. Granite Shield can be applied to new or existing granite countertops and can go through any existing sealer or presealed granite. No special granite slabs need to be purchased. A granite fabricator can still purchase the granite slab where he normally buys his slabs or the slab yard of the customer’s choice. So with Granite Shield you can have any color of granite available in the world, not just a select few. It only requires one licensed authorized Granite Shield applicator or granite fabricator and is ready to use immediately after sealing. The Granite Shield process can be applied at the fabrication shop or in the customer’s home after installation. Many independent granite fabricators throughout the United States have been offering their customers Granite Shield’s permanent lifetime sealing process since 2002.
Granite Shield has less then a 1% failure rate and should it fail its warranty covers both material and labor. The Granite Shield process is under warranty for the lifetime of the sealed surface against any adverse change to the sealed surface, including appearance, visual clarity, and staining of the sealed surface. If any such adverse change occurs after the Granite Shield process has been applied, Granite Shield will repair and reseal the applicable surface at Granite Shield's expense for the lifetime of the granite.
Visit www.GraniteShield.com website and view a video demonstration of what Granite Shield can do verses other sealers or presealed granite and also natural stone, stainless steel, glass, shower doors and concrete.
Granite Shield is located in 45 states and in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England and Ireland with 75 authorized applicators, 45 are granite fabricators.
For more information regarding Granite Shield, sealing services, employment, business opportunities or investment opportunities to open your own Granite Shield Countertop showroom email Granite Shield attention Debbie Burton Phillips, Vice President at info@GraniteShield.net or visit their website at www.GraniteShield.com or www.GraniteShieldCountertops.com Toll Free 877-477-3254. Granite Shield is a registered trademark.