Keep Your Granite Countertops Beautiful: Proper Care and Maintenance Tips

Granite countertops are among the best additions to the kitchen. They not only help to boost a kitchen’s appeal but also offer numerous benefits in terms of functionality. They are relatively easy to maintain compared to other materials, but many people tend to assume that granite countertops don’t need regular care and maintenance. Well, that’s wrong. To keep that granite surface beautiful and sparkling for years to come, here are some essential tips you ought to know.

  • Basic cleaning

Basic cleaning, say day to day cleaning, is very important in keeping granite countertops in their pristine condition. It helps to get rid off of any dirt, grime, dust, and food particles that may have settled on the countertops during the day’s activities. For basic cleaning, you can use a dry or wet microfiber cloth to dust off or clean the surface respectively. When there are spills, you can use some dishwashing soap to clean the surface and then dry it with a soft cloth.

  • Deep/Seasonal cleaning

For bigger messes or routine countertop cleaning, use a damp cloth together with a pH neutral cleaner made specifically for granite counters. Do not ever use vinegar, bleaching products, abrasive cleaners, harsh chemicals, or products that contain ammonia because over time they will ruin the appearance of your countertops.

  • Sealing

Sealing is equally important in keeping stains and germs from settling into the pores of any natural stone. You need to use a granite sealer at least twice a year to ensure that your countertops do start harboring germs. You can test whether your granite countertops require sealing by splashing water on them and checking whether it forms small bead-like shapes or flows freely. If it flows freely, consider sealing the surface.

These are just some of the most important tips when it comes to maintaining your granite countertops. It is also important that you avoid hitting them with force to avoid cracks and breakages. Keep your granite counter tops beautiful and sparkling with these simple tactics.

For more information on custom countertop installation, contact the team at Cutting Edge Granite today.

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