Granite is a long-lasting, durable stone that needs little maintenance. If you follow these easy steps, your granite will perform better and continue to look beautiful for years to come. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Wipe Down Granite Regularly
Granite needs to be cleaned in order to look its best. In the kitchen, granite needs to be cleaned nightly to prevent the transfer of bacteria from the countertops to food. In the bathroom, granite should be cleaned once or twice per week to allow its beauty to shine. Use an all-purpose cleaner for your granite.
2. Use a Hot Pad When Needed
Granite, like many other materials, should be protected from the hottest surfaces. Put a hot pad down on your counters before setting a hot pan on the stone.
3. Seal Your Counters Periodically
Granite is a porous material that can absorb liquid and oil. Sealant prevents this absorption from happening. Seal your granite periodically as the old sealant wears off.
You’ll be able to tell when more sealant needs to be applied because your granite will start to absorb water when it gets wet. For example, if your granite absorbs water from a wet glass, you’ll see a shadow of the moisture left on the granite even after it is wiped away.
Sealant is available for sale at granite suppliers and hardware stores. If you’re not sure what kind of sealant is right for your granite, talk to your granite supplier for advice.
Shopping for Granite Counters? Contact Us
Granite is a beautiful, easy to maintain countertop material. To find out more about how you can take care of your granite countertops in Colorado Springs, contact Planet Granite. We can answer your questions and help you choose a new granite countertop for your kitchen, bathroom or any area of your home where you’re hoping to install stone.