How to Take Care of Your New Granite Countertops

How to Take Care of Your New Granite CountertopsIf you recently remodeled your kitchen and had granite countertops installed, you’re probably aware that this feature completely transforms your kitchen in a positive way. While granite is extremely durable material, you want to make sure that your new granite countertops keep looking as good as they did the day they were put in. Here are some tips:

  • Using a soft cloth, wipe down your granite countertops with a solution made of warm water and mild dish detergent.
  • After you wipe the counters down, wipe them dry with another soft cloth.
  • If something spills on your granite countertops, immediately blot it dry with a cloth or paper towel.
  • Rinse the area with the spill with warm water and then dry thoroughly.

These steps are what you should be doing every day to maintain your granite countertops. Every few weeks, you will want to perform a more heavy duty cleaning job on your countertops. To do this, purchase a heavy-duty stone degreaser to effectively remove grime, grease, and dirt that has settled onto your counters. When you are using one of these cleaners, make sure that you are following the manufacturer’s instructions on the bottle.

To keep your granite countertops free from marks or scratches, never stand on top of them and avoid using trivets or mats under ceramic objects that could potentially scratch the surface. By following these guidelines and tips for care, your granite countertops will look just as good as the day they were installed for many years to come!


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