Everyone knows stone surfaces are beautiful. They add a sense of unique personality to a kitchen, bath, or any space in the home. But, unfortunately, not everyone knows how to care for them. Maintenance is key to having kitchen or bath countertops that last a lifetime. It’s not hard, but there are a few “habits” you should get into to make sure your countertops stay beautiful.
Here are top tips for caring for your stone countertops:
1- Always use coasters. Get into the habit so that when you’re drinking acidic beverages such as alcohol or juice you’re protected.
2- Use trivets and pot holders under hot pots and pans. Again, it’s just a good habit to help maintain the integrity of your countertop.
3- Use place mats when eating on a stone counter or bar top, this way you’re covered in case you drip or spill.
4- Seal your stone countertops regularly. And before sealing, make sure stone has been cleaned before sealing. If not, sealers can trap in dirt and debris, resulting in damage to the stone.
5- Clean stone frequently with warm water and mild soap, like dish washing liquid.
6- Avoid abrasive cleaning products like Comet or Soft Scrub and never use any type of scouring pads on countertop. They often contain silicon carbide and will scratch even the toughest stone.
7- Don’t use harsh disinfectants like bleach or ammonia. Never use vinegar to clean countertop—it’s highly acidic and will damage it. Also avoid alkaline cleaners, such as baking soda. Basically, unless the label specifically notes that it is safe for use on stone countertops, do not use it. Glass cleaners should also be avoided.
8- Wipe up spills as quickly as possible. The longer they sit, the bigger the risk of permanent damage, even if the stone countertop has been sealed. Some substances that can be particularly damaging include orange juice, lemonade, wine, tomato sauce, yogurt, salad dressing, perfume, and after shave.
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