How to Clean Granite Countertops

How to Clean Granite Countertops

January 22, 2013

Granite countertops are in high demand because people love its beautiful appearance and it is extremely durable. But as great as granite is, it does get dirty and because it is a significant investment, it's important to follow proper cleaning practices when maintaining your counters. 

To ensure that your granite countertops are in top-notch condition we are going to share three cleaning tips with you.

Tip One: Don't use acids

There are some surfaces that benefit from being cleaned by highly acidic solutions, but granite is not one of them. Acids can cause your granite to stain or become etched.

Instead of cleaning solutions that are high in acids, use a simple solution comprised of water and dish soap or a product recommended by the fabricator. Using a solution that is mild enough for granite will protect your countertops against any permanent damage from cleaning.

Tip Two: Don't be abrasive 

Make sure to use something soft when cleaning and wiping down your granite countertops. A soft wash cloth or dish drying towel will ensure that your granite countertops do not end up being scratched. 

Tip Three: Remove stubborn stains with a poultice

Let's say that your granite countertops do stain, due to some type of spilled liquid that you couldn’t clean up quick enough. The best way to get rid of them is to use a poultice. Following all the instructions just as they are printed on the poultice will ensure that the stain is lifted.

To inquire about the types of granite you can have added to your home call or visit Marble & Granite today! We are a respected importer and wholesaler of natural stone and we look forward to working with you.

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