Cleaning Granite Countertops
Granite countertops are beautiful, durable, and requires very little maintenance. These features make granite such a great choice for bathroom and kitchen countertops. Though granite is not the cheapest material you can use for countertops, it is certainly a great investment. Cleaning granite countertops is fairly easy too. More often than not, you simply need a clean rag to wipe off dirt and you’re good to go.
However, if you want to keep your countertops made of granite looking beautiful, truly clean, and sanitized, we are here to help you out with some great tips. These are best practices shared not only by the experts but also by longtime owners of properties with granite countertops and other granite furniture.
Granite sealing is very important. This should not be taken for granted. As soon as your countertops are installed, the contractor should have already sealed the granite. This process must be repeated every few years – the frequency depending on the type of sealant used. Seek assistance from a licensed contractor to ensure that granite sealing is done properly for long-lasting effectiveness.
One of the many benefits of sealed granite is that it’s a sanitary material. It doesn’t absorb spilled liquids and other forms of dirt. However, some homeowners would still prefer using disinfectants especially for their kitchen and bathroom countertops. For sanitization on a daily basis, you may use warm water plus gentle dish soap to clean your granite countertops. Every once in a while, you may also spray a water-isopropyl alcohol 50:50 solution to the countertops if you believe strong disinfectants are needed.
Lastly, make sure you avoid using sponges and cleaners that are abrasive. While granite is very durable and cannot easily be scratched or cracked, harsh cleaners including acidic solutions like vinegar and lime may cause to weaken the sealant quicker than expected.
If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen or bathroom or if you’re planning to install brand new granite countertops Orlando, Stone World can help you out. We are a reliable contractor servicing our valued clients in Sanford, Windermere, Ocoee, Lake Mary, Clermont, and nearby areas in Central Florida for many years now. We’d love to be part of your home transformation too. Call us at 407-341-4688 for a free estimate!
4/8/2019 08:29:01 am
I heard sealing should be done either annually or bi-annually, can you tell if it needs to be sealed again or do you just need to keep track of when you sealed it?
4/9/2019 12:48:10 pm
I've had granite countertops for about 5 years now. I seal mine every year or 6 months if it really needs it.
4/18/2019 07:29:33 am
Oh wow that's good to hear. Are there any other things I need to look out for in the Granite when making this purchase? Also do you know what other factors change the price ?
4/19/2019 08:30:27 am
Other than sealing it bi-annually from liquid damage, just be careful not to be so rough on it because the seal can only handle so much wear. As for pricing on Granite, it definitely varies by the origin as well as the color of the slabs.
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