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Granite Care

Daily granite countertop care is as easy as cleaning with mild dishwashing liquid and warm water. With proper maintenance, granite countertops will stay looking new for many years. To get the longest life and preserve the beauty of your natural stone, please follow these tips:

Coasters: Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices.

Trivets: While many stones can withstand heat, the use of trivets or a hot pad is recommended.

Spills: Blot the spill with a paper towel immediately. Flush the area with water and mild soap. Rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Repeat as necessary.

Cleaning:

  • Clean stone surfaces with a mild dishwashing liquid and warm water, Murphy’s Oil Soap in the spray bottle or a stone cleaner.
  • Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Change the rinse water frequently.
  • In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover.
  • An excessive concentration of stone cleaner may leave a film and cause streaks. Please follow manufacturer recommendations.

Cleaning Products:

  • Many suppliers offer products used for stone cleaning.
  • Avoid products containing lemon, vinegar, ammonia or other acids.
  • Scouring powders or creams often contain abrasives that may scratch certain stones.

Sealing

We have sealed your granite countertops during installation. We recommend that you reseal your granite countertops once a year with a commercial sealant. This is something that you can easily do yourself. Please follow the manufacturer directions on the bottle. Sealers are available from us or from a supplier of your choice.