How to Care for Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are an attractive investment, but they require some care. Here are some tips on how to care for granite countertops to keep them looking as good as new.

How to Care for Granite Countertops

Clean up spills as soon as possible.

  • Don’t let spills sit for long. The longer a spill sits, the more likely it is to soil your countertop and cause damage. If you have a stain that’s not fully removed, use warm water mixed with a little dish soap or detergent to wash away the grime and stains as soon as possible. *
  • Don’t use abrasive cleaners on granite countertops. Abrasive cleaners can etch grooves into your granite and cause scratches in addition to removing dirt from surfaces—not what you want when cleaning up after an accident! Instead of using abrasive cleaners, try using a soft sponge or cloth dampened with warm water. *
  • Don’t use scouring pads on granite countertops because they scratch them easily if they’re not used properly (see below). If you need something abrasive but don’t want any serious damage done, try rubbing liquid dishwashing soap over the surface before rinsing off with warm water. *

Use trivets on them.

  • Trivets protect your granite countertop from heat, scratches and watermarks.
  • You can also use them to protect your counters from rings that may form when slicing food on the surface of an uncoated kitchen countertop.

Use seals to protect from staining.

Seals are a great way to protect your granite from staining. They also help prevent scratches and other damage if you don’t use them.

Seals come in many different types, so it’s essential to find one that fits your countertop and budget. You can find seals at any home improvement store or online for about $5 per pack of four or five sheets (depending on size).

Don’t use harsh cleaners, acidic food or oil products on them.

  • Use gentle cleaners.
  • Don’t use oil or acidic food products on them. This can cause staining and dull of the surface, which is hard to remove.
  • Don’t use abrasive cleaners; they will scratch the granite countertop finish and leave behind sandpaper-like marks that are difficult to remove and may not come out at all!
  • Avoid using soap on your granite countertops, as it can sometimes leave a residue that will stain over time (in addition to being difficult for you to get off). Also, avoid using vinegar on your granite countertops—the acid in vinegar causes chemical damage when overexposed and leaves behind stains once again!

Wipe up watermarks and rings with a soft cloth.

Wipe up watermarks and rings with a soft cloth. Use a soft, absorbent cloth or sponge to clean the surface of any dirt or debris. Don’t use paper towels or an abrasive material to clean your granite countertop; these products can scratch the surface and damage it over time, so avoid using them on your countertops at all costs! If you have watermarks or ring marks on your granite countertop that need removing, try using a mild dish soap mixed with warm water instead of harsh chemicals like bleach; this will help remove stains without damaging what’s underneath it!

Granite is a beautiful, valuable investment. Proper care will keep it looking beautiful for many years to come.

Granite is a beautiful, valuable investment. Proper care will keep it looking beautiful for many years to come.

Granite is a natural stone and can be damaged if not cared for properly. It’s essential to understand the difference between granite and marble so, you know how to care for each type of countertop properly:


Granite countertops are a beautiful and durable addition to any kitchen or bathroom, but they require special care to keep them looking their best. With just a little effort, however, you can keep your granite countertops in pristine condition for many years. By following the simple tips outlined above, you’ll be able to enjoy your granite countertops for years to come.

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