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.

Seasonal maintenance:

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

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