Cleaning Your Granite Countertop February 18, 2015
Grainte Countertop Maintenance
After many years you have finally upgraded your kitchen and installed granite countertops. Congratulations! Now that they have been installed how do you plan to keep them looking nice? Yes, maintenance is always a hot topic when it comes to purchasing new items. Therefore with such an investment in your kitchen it is important to protect it and extend its life for years to come.
Contrary to popular belief it is not difficult to maintain a granite countertop. Before we get into the “how” of cleaning your countertops here are a few other items to consider.
A Few Insights
It is important to ensure your granite countertops have been sealed. although this material is not as porous as marble you do run the risk of it soaking up oils, spills, and possibly staining if left unsealed.
You never want to use abrasive cleaning aids or sponges on this type of surface. In addition do not use products such as bleach or ammonia.
Cleaning Your Countertops
Prior to cleaning remove all appliances and excess dust.
Prepare a bucket of warm soapy water to use as a solution to wipe off the countertops. To create your own non-abrasive solution combine a mild liquid dish detergent with some rubbing alcohol and mix well. Using a soft or microfiber cloth immerse into the solution, wring out any excess fluids and use the moist cloth to wipe down the counter.
For more stubborn stains you can use baking soda as a natural cleaning solution. Using a baking soda based mixture can work for both water and oil based stains. By adding a cup of baking soda, five tablespoons of liquid dish soap and either hydrogen peroxide (water base stains) or water (oil based stains) until the solution has a yogurt like quality.
With very little effort you can maintain the integrity of you newly installed granite countertops. So enjoy and contact Lexmar USA today if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Special Financing for Custom Countertops Available Through
Lexmar USA is proud to have partnered up with Dollar Bank to get special financing offers for our new countertop clients. Click below to learn more about out special offers.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.