Daily Cleaning & Maintenance Recommendations
Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Use a clean soft cloth for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface..
Weekly care will preserve your stone countertops
Remove all items on the counter and use the granite cleaner over the entire surface to remove dust and debris that collects around appliances, containers, etc. This serves a dual purpose as it also conditions the stone and helps to maintain its overall luster.
Monthly: Temporary polishes can be used periodically to enhance the shine in natural stone and granite. These types of polishes are not for maintenance or repair and they are not what make the counter top shiny. Instead, it “enhances” the shine –similar to waxing a car– improves cleaning and provides a small amount of protection.
It’s been a year… what do my countertops need?
Most granite countertops have a protective resin that makes it unlikely that your countertop needs to be sealed on a yearly basis.
You will likely know when it is time to reseal your granite countertops as you will start to see water around the sink darkens the stone instead of beading. This means that the moisture is absorbing and the surface requires resealing.
If your countertops look like this… it’s time for new countertops.
What cleaning product should I use to clean my countertops?
There are a lot of products on the market that are recommended to clean & protect stone countertops. We recommend that you contact your sales rep or one of our specialists for individual case by case advice.