When you design your kitchen, choosing the right countertop for your needs is a critical part of your home’s look and appeal. Not only does it compliment your design, it can make your home appealing for years to come. However, stone countertops require quality care to ensure that they remain beautiful for years to come.
Here is what you need to know to keep your granite looking beautiful for the life of your home.
Keep It Clean
When it comes to maintaining your granite, it is important to clean up spills quickly. Doing so will keep anything from penetrating your granite and damaging it. Using paper towels or sponges to clean up spills and avoid scrubbing your granite with any abrasive materials.
Avoid Harsh Chemical Cleansers
Cleaning your granite should be part of your regular routine, but it is important to only use granite friendly cleaners. Avoid harsh chemicals and vinegar. Additionally, make sure that you do not use abrasive cleaner or pads to avoid scratching your granite. It is also important to avoid using acidic substances on your granite, as it can weaken your sealant.
Make Sure Your Granite is Sealed
Granite is a porous stone, and weakly sealed granite will soak up oils, spills, and stains. To avoid this, make sure that you have a secure seal. Leave water on your granite counter. If it beads, then the seal is strong. If not, then you need to have your stone resealed. Working with a professional tile and stone installer, you can make sure that the reseal is done correctly.
Keep Those Cutting Boards Handy
The most important thing to remember is that your granite is not a cutting board. Therefore, make sure that you have cutting boards handy when you are cooking in your kitchen. Doing so will make sure that your granite does not get minute slices that could degrade your seal and give bacteria a place to penetrate.
Get Your Granite Professionally Installed
Your granite is going to be part of your home for a lifetime and it is important that you take the best care of it right from the start. To do that, you need to make sure that your granite is installed properly. They can make sure you get the right edge for your home’s design.
If you are looking to add granite to your kitchen, contact us today. We can help you find the right stone to fit your needs and your budget.
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