How to Clean Granite Countertops
If you’ve invested in granite countertops, you want to keep them looking beautiful and shiny for years to come. Thankfully, with the right maintenance practices, it’s easy to do just that! Here at Signature Marble and Granite, we know a thing or two about keeping your granite countertops clean–so let us show you how it’s done. In this blog post, we lay out the best steps for cleaning your valuable granite counters. Keep reading to learn our tips-and-tricks for making sure your investment stands the test of time!
Using Barkeeper’s Friend
The main product that we recommend for cleaning granite countertops is Barkeeper’s Friend. It’s a mild abrasive cleaner that can be used on both natural stone and synthetic stones like quartz or marble. When applying it, make sure you use a damp sponge (or soft cloth) and rub it in circles until the countertop is clean. You should then rinse off the cleaner with warm water and dry the surface with a soft cloth.
Warm Water & Dawn Dish Soap
If you want an even gentler way of cleaning your counters, you can use warm water mixed with a gentle dish soap such as Dawn. Be sure not to use too much soap as this could leave behind residue which will attract dirt and dust in the future. After washing, rinse off the soap with warm water and then dry the surface with a soft cloth to avoid any spots forming on the surface.
Removing Stains from Granite Countertops
Stains can occur on granite countertops due to spills or other accidents in the kitchen or bathroom. To remove them, you can use hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, both of which are effective at removing most stains without damaging the stone itself. Simply apply either of these products directly onto the stain and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping away with a damp cloth or sponge. For tougher stains, you may need to repeat this process several times before they are completely removed from your countertop’s surface.
Other Tips for Keeping Your Granite Countertops Looking Their Best
In addition to regular cleaning, there are some other tips for keeping your granite counters looking their best: avoid using harsh chemicals that could damage the stone; seal your counters every few years; mop up spills immediately; and always use trivets when putting hot items on top of your counters. Following these simple tips will help ensure that your granite counters stay looking great for years to come!
Contact Signature Marble and Granite Today!
Granite countertops are beautiful additions to any home, but they require proper care if they are going to stay looking their best over time. The key is finding products that won’t damage the stone but still effectively remove dirt and grime from its surface. Customers of Signature Marble and Granite in Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis Counties know we take pride in providing quality service so contact us today if you have any questions about keeping your granite countertops looking new!