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.
|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