When you choose granite, you are choosing a beautiful and long-lasting natural stone that will enhance the appearance of your home. Granite countertops are a wise investment for both kitchens and bathrooms. Using proper cleaning techniques is important to keep your counters well maintained and looking their best.
The best way to clean your granite countertops on a daily basis is with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Rinse your counters with water and buff with a soft towel. There are some specialty cleaners available that are deigned specifically for granite. Never use harsh or abrasive cleaners as they can scratch or etch the stone. Do not use cleaning agents that contain acidic ingredients, such as vinegar.
It is important to wipe up any spills as soon as possible. The longer that a contaminant sits on the surface, the better chance that it will dull the finish or etch your granite. Use coasters under your drinks to protect the surface from soda. Always use a cutting board when preparing food. Never drag appliances or other items across your countertop. Following these simple steps will ensure that your granite countertops look beautiful for years to come.
Your granite countertop should be properly sealed. While it is not foolproof protection, it will resist moisture more readily than an unsealed surface. When water no longer beads up on the surface, it is a good indication that it is time to apply sealant. Your countertop fabricator will give you more information regarding the specific sealant used on your countertop and when it should be resealed.
Affordable Stone in Greensboro, NC is the area’s leader in granite countertops for kitchens and bathrooms. We are conveniently located to serve High Point, Winston Salem, Burlington, and Kernersville. Contact us today for a free quote!