How to Care For Your Natural Stone Countertops

How to Care For Your Natural Stone CountertopsWhen it comes to taking care of your granite or marble countertops, there are just a few primary tips to keep in mind. You should clean them with the right type of materials and keep them well-sealed. Once you’ve mastered those steps, your durable countertops will hold their luxurious beauty for many, many years to come!

Cleaning – As with many surfaces, a mild soap and warm water is generally all that you need to clean your natural stone countertops. You should rinse with clean water and dry with a soft, clean cloth. Make sure to avoid acidic cleaners such as grout cleaners or bathroom cleaners because acidic products may etch the surface. That said, you should clean up spills as quickly as you can in order to prevent staining and etching, especially spills by foods or beverages that are high in acidity.

Sealing – It is recommended that your natural stone countertops be sealed at least once per year. If you start to see water rings or dark marks on your granite countertop, this is a sign that it needs to be resealed. A small container of granite sealer will last you for many uses, and the process can be easily completed by following the particular steps laid out by the manufacturer.

Moreno Granite and Marble works hard to produce quality stone pieces for our customers, and we are happy to help with any questions that you may have in how to best care for your countertops after they’ve been installed. Give us a call today for all of your natural stone needs!