How to Clean Granite Countertops Properly
Pure granite is very difficult to clean. It is a very porous material that requires sealing once installed, and about twice a year after. Acidic foods like vinegar, citrus, or wine can stain the stone, and they are very difficult to clean up.
No harsh cleansers can be used on this material, and many owners resort to using scrapers to clean anything that has hardened onto the surface. To be safe, the only cleansers that should be used on this material are specialty cleaners made specific for their purpose. These can be expensive and are not available everywhere.
Engineered Granite Provides Easy Maintenance
Engineered granite counters provide a much more resilient surface for your food preparation. It isn’t porous, so it will not absorb colours and odours, and it will not show water spots or streaks.
All you need to do to clean it is wipe it down with whatever mild all-purpose household cleaner you have, and then dry it with a soft towel. If you want to add even more shine to your surface, you can use a product like pledge every couple of months to enhance its sheen.
Want to browse the different looks you can achieve with different low-maintenance counter materials? View our samples.