Granite countertops are beautiful and timeless when given proper care. The problem is that the kitchen is one of the busiest places in the house, so giving the counters the care they need is more complicated than it sounds. Don’t worry, though; there are a few tricks to keeping those kitchen countertops clean and sparkling.
A Place for Everything
Step one to keeping your countertops clean is to keep them decluttered. Never have more than three appliances on your countertops, and don’t make your countertop a catch-all for junk mail and whatever else is in your hands when you come through the door.
Dish soap Goes a Long Way
People love to buy all kinds of expensive countertop cleaners, but the truth is that a bit of dish soap on a wet sponge is enough to clean most countertops. Another towel with just water, followed by a dry towel, will leave your countertops clean, shiny, and disinfected.
Mini Science Experiments
If you notice some stains on your countertops, don’t worry, they are probably fixable. The same chemicals that create the reaction in middle-school science experiment volcanoes will lift most stains. Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide until the mixture creates a thick paste. Spread the paste over the stain and tape down plastic wrap over the paste for a day or more. Wipe away the paste and rinse, and the stain should be gone.
Clean as You Go
The best way to keep your kitchen countertops clean is to never let the dirt stay for too long. So, whether it is a wine spill or some passionate cooking, the best thing to do is wipe up spills as they happen.
Seal the Deal
A proactive way to keep the countertops shining is to seal the stone. Countertop sealant prevents the stone from being stained and can be sanded down and reapplied in the event of a stain that refuses to come out.
It’s Time For a Refresh
If your current countertops look like they require some TLC, consider starting new. Contact us at Moreno Granite to learn more about your options and how new countertops will transform your kitchen. You’ll love how a simple change will breathe new life into the heart of your home.