How To Clean Your Countertops – The Easy Way

How To Take Care of Your new Countertops

Many people mistakenly believe that granite is hard to maintain.

In fact, caring for granite countertops can be easy if you know what to do.

It is true that granite requires a small amount of maintenance in order to keep it looking its best.

Periodic sealing and proper cleaning are really all you need to maintain your granite correctly and keep it looking as beautiful as the day it was installed.

With your granite countertops there are a couple of things that you should not do, including:

  • Using harsh, household cleaners or chemicals (unless they say that they are safe for use on granite).Regular household cleaners can:
    • Damage the stone
    • Dull the stone
    • Break down the sealer
    • Leave a film

Granite-specific cleaner can be bought from your granite specialty store, including:

  • Spray and wipe granite cleaners
  • Granite wipes
  • Neutral, daily stone cleaners
  • Monthly spray polishes

A specialty cleaner is not the only option to maintain your granite. You could use a mild dish soap and water mixture in combination with a soft, clean dish cloth like a micro fiber cloth.

If water on your granite is no longer forming beads then you know it is time for it to be sealed.

You should also wipe or blot spills up immediately so that they do not stain or negatively affect the granite in other ways.

If you do have a tough stain on your granite you should contact NuStone Transformations for advice.

We can teach you about caring for granite countertops the right way.