Caring for Granite
Perform daily maintenance:
Clean the counter top with warm water and a few drops of dish washing detergent or antibacterial detergent using a soft cloth.
Rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
If you spill something on your counter top, blot with a paper towel or soft cloth immediately. So do not wipe the area as this can spread the spill.
Flush the spill with warm water and detergent and rinse thoroughly.
Dry the area with a soft cloth. Properly sealed stone will repel most stains if the spills are cleaned promptly.
Sealing is a regular maintenance task for granite. 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. Inspect areas to make sure there is no cracking or shifting at the seams. Inspect for stains and scratches as well. If there are stains or damage, contact a stone-care professional for repair. Every 2-3 years sealing should be done.
For more detailed information on cleaning and caring for your granite, please visit The Natural Stone Institute