Everyone knows that granite counters look amazing when kept clean, but what is the best way to keep your granite looking its best? Granite is porous and that is why your countertops must be sealed from time to time. Once a year should do it. Just make sure you read the instructions on the bottle so that you are applying the product properly. For those of you who would prefer not to seal your countertops but still want the great shine and protection for the stone, ask us about Granite Shield!
Once you have the stone protected, routine cleaning should be simple. As always, we must stress that you avoid using any acid-based cleaners on your granite. Instead, stick to good old soap and warm water for routine cleaning of your surface. Follow up with a dry towel to grab any excess moisture. In cases of stains on your countertop, you should stick with baking soda and water to get rid of even the most stubborn stains such as those that come from cooking oil spills.
One question we get often involves disinfection. The number one reason that folks are inclined to use a harsh acid-based cleaner such as a Clorox wipe is that they are looking to protect against germs. In instances such as these, we recommend keeping a spray bottle handy with equal parts distilled water and isopropyl alcohol. Give the area in question a few sprays and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping with a clean cloth. You will be able to disinfect your countertop while preserving its finish.
If you ever have a question about the countertop you have purchased through AAA, feel free to give us a call so we can address any of your concerns.