Taking care of your granite countertops

Granite AlpWht RES

Natural stone is an investment. Not only just of money, but of care over time. If you take good care of it, granite lasts a lifetime. Develop a regular maintenance plan and your granite countertops will remain strong and lustrous for decades.

It’s the little things that count. Your daily habits could mean the difference between a dulled countertop and a bright shiny one years from now.

When it comes to cleaning here’s what you need to know.

Dos Don’ts
Do wipe counters off frequently to remove debris Don’t use harsh cleansers (bathroom cleaners or grout cleaners)
Do blot up spills as quickly as possible Don’t use abrasive substances to clean counters
Do wash with stone soap or a pH neutral cleaner Don’t use vinegar or lemon juice to clean
Do dry counters thoroughly after cleaning or spills










Get into the habit of

  • Using coasters under drinks—even water left on your countertop can seep into the porous stone and leave behind a stain
  • Using trivets or mats under anything that could potentially scratch the surface
  • Keeping alcohol away from counters—alcohol is not pH neutral and will mark your counter
  • Never placing hot items right on the stone surface
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Abbey Stoneworks vs. Big Box Stores

Abbey Stoneworks


  • Local business
  • More custom options
  • Over 50 real demo stone slabs in the showroom
  • The same person through the whole purchase and install process
  • Over 50 years combined experience
  • We use no adhesives or waxes on our stone

Big Box Stores


  • Chain store
  • Limited custom options
  • Very few if any real stone slabs in the showroom
  • As many as 4 different people through the purchase and install process
  • Only as experienced as the contracted company
  • Use both adhesives and waxes on their stone
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