Contrary to popular belief, there actually is a natural stone that is also easy to maintain! Granite countertops provide all the natural appeal of other leading stone products while offering fairly simple maintenance for the years ahead.
Plus, granite is extremely tough and takes a significant impact to cause damage, and that’s an advantage over marble and some other stones. However, there are a few tips you should know about granite care, in order to keep it looking like it was freshly installed for many years to come!
To keep your granite countertops looking brand new, wipe down spills immediately and use placemats on your breakfast bar when eating and drinking. Also, take care when using sharp tools around granite counters; they are scratch-resistant but are not scratch-proof.
Avoid cleaners that contain vinegar, ammonia, and bleach, as these products can dull the polished finish of your countertop. For your daily cleaning routine, simply use soap and water and then wipe down the surface with paper towels to dry it.
While granite is moisture-resistant, it is also porous, which is why you need to use sealants to block liquids from seeping in. When sealed properly, a countertop will simply cause liquids to bead on the surface.
Never fear, because water marks will eventually evaporate. However, you’ll want to make sure you keep oily or staining liquids from making their mark by sealing regularly. It’s a fairly easy process and will ensure that your granite countertop lasts a lifetime.
Now that you know just how easy it is to keep your granite looking pristine, let’s take a look at a few of our latest options for granite countertops. Let the dreaming begin!