How to Clean Granite Countertops

Granite countertops, created by nature and fashioned by modern technology, are an investment homeowners will never regret. With deep iridescent colors, granite offers that elusive, one-of-a-kind beauty created only in nature. As a result, granite countertops add character and warmth to kitchens, baths, and other areas of the home with a richness that cannot be duplicated in synthetic materials.

With public awareness increasingly turning to the use of natural materials in the home, Granite has become the countertop of choice for today's kitchen designer. Synthetic solid surface materials are no match for the richness, depth, and stellar performance of real granite. Unlike laminates and solid-surface materials, a hot frying pan has no effect on granite's mirror like finish. The diamond-like hardness of granite makes it virtually impervious to abrasions, stains, and extreme heat.

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Why Choose Granite

  • Granite Countertops are made from natural rock and are naturally beautiful

It is considered a substantial upgrade for your kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity countertop when compared to products such as Cultured Marble and Corian.
Granite is harder than steel so you are not able to scratch it with a knife.

  • It’s fabrication is fascinating and complex

The process of fabricating granite is very difficult and complex. It must first be extracted from a mountain in a large block form, then cut and polished with diamonds and water. Lastly, it must be delivered in the form of kitchen countertop and other complete products.

  • Granite is the best choice for today’s home countertop surfaces

Granite is the best choice for today’s home countertop surfaces because it is durable, naturally beautiful and the industry’s #1, first-class product.

Granite Countertops Basic Cleaning

To keep granite countertops clean, use a microfiber cloth to dust off the surface. Often a microfiber cleaning cloth, even a dry one, is all that is needed for basic cleaning. For times when spills or daily life happen, try to wipe down the granite countertop daily or as needed using only water.

Once a week wipe your granite countertops down with a clean, damp cloth and use a small amount of soapy water for heavy residue or debris. Avoid ammonia, bleach or any cleaning products with solvents or caustics, as this will remove the sealant. Never use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your countertops, even if you think the stain or mess needs it. These types of cleaners can scratch, pit, and etch the surface of the stone permanently.

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Seasonal Maintenance for Granite Countertops

Natural stone is porous. The best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective sealer. The sealer fills in the pores and repels spills on the surface, allowing you time to completely wipe it away. Therefore, sealing is a regular maintenance task for granite that cannot be ignored.

In order to determine if your countertops need to be sealed again, simply splash a little water on the surface of the countertop. Watch to see whether the water sits on the countertop in small bead-like shapes or flows freely. Re-seal the countertop when water splashed on the surface no longer beads up. It's important to examine your granite at least once a year.

Keep in mind that delaying repair or treatment for your granite countertop can lead to larger and more expensive repairs or even the need for a total replacement.

Many homeowners that don't know about or forget to perform these extra seasonal tasks end up with costly repairs.

If you have chosen granite countertops, remember that by choosing so, you are not only giving your kitchen and/or bathroom timeless performance and beauty, you are also increasing the value of your home.

Visit Luxury Countertops to find out more information about our granite products.

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