Easy Tips for Maintaining Your Granite Countertop

A beautiful granite countertop can surely be the showpiece of a new kitchen. Naturally, you will want that sheen and shine to last. The best way to get that lasting gorgeous look at our your granite is to follow these simple tips:

1. Address spills immediately – A little soap and water goes a long way. Try not to wipe spills all over the countertop; blot them out with a rag or sponge. Afterwards, wapie the area down with a cloth, soap and water. Dry with a soft cloth.

2. Avoid abrasive cleaning supplies – Scratchy scrubbers and powders can really do a number on your granite. Your granite should be sealed and going forward, You should be able to use soap and water or approved products that are strictly for granite tops. Even using cleaners such as Windex should be avoided as they are not made for granite.

3. Special attention for certain spills – A lot of the foods we consume have high acidity levels. Tomato sauces, citrus juices and wine can eat away at more than just our stomach linings and it is all because of acidity levels. Pay close attention to spills like these.

4. Get off the countertop! Yes, granite is super durable but areas of your counter along seems and edges can be vulnerable to heavy weights. Cracking and chipping may occur if certain areas of a countertop are exposed to heavy weight. In short, get off the countertop.

As always, let us know if you are looking for more info on granite, marble or quartz care.