Taking Care of Your Granite Surface
Granite countertops are often the biggest change you can make to your home or office. As long as they are regularly cleaned and maintained, you can make the stone look as polished and beautiful for decades.
There are few things to keep in mind:
- Avoid using acids, acidic products, and acidic materials to prepare food on the countertops
- Avoid cutting anything directly on the surface. Sharp objects can damage the stone and open up the pores in the granite for bacteria to seep in
- Avoid putting meat directly on the granite countertop
- Use soft cloth to wipe surfaces instead of abrasive pads (steel wool) that might scratch the granite
- It is a good idea to reseal your countertop once every six months to refresh its look especially if you have lighter color granite
Cleaning and Good Maintenance
Majority of the time, people opt to replace their countertops with stone because it is the easiest to maintain. However, there are still precautions that you need to take, if you want your granite to last.
Here is an in-depth care and maintenance chart that may be useful when you start your cleaning:
Do NOT use: Vim Cream, Mr.Clean Magic Eraser or any other abrasive cleaners or pads.