Granite worktop on our kitchen is a specific delight we always want to have. The look and how it supports work are just pleasing and satisfying. Here are useful guide to clean and maintain the worktop for best efficiency and look.
#1. Wash It Daily
Granite worktop needs daily maintenance. It’s simple. We can use a soft cloth and antibacterial or dishwashing detergent to wipe it then rinse the entire surface with clean water. Then, we can wipe it dry.
#2. Do Immediate Spill Cleaning
When we spill something on it, we must blot it right away with soft cloth before we finally spray the area with warm water and detergent and rinse it.
#3. Apply Heavy Duty Cleaning When Needed
Heavy duty cleaning will need tools like degreaser and heavy duty stone. They can make deep cleaning without damaging the stone. However, we still need manufacturer instruction and follow it carefully.
#4. Poultice Helps
Poultice is commonly used to clean up stains and spills. This product is good alternative for being non acid and absorptive. It can reduce the stone shine tough so we may need to complete the step with marble polish product.
#5. Do We Need Sealer?
Granite worktop commonly has resin treatment that works like seal already. But oliophobic sealant with ten to fifteen years warranty may be considerable as sealer. Once the stone is sealed, it is going to be more resistant.
#6. Extreme Temperature Exposure Should be Avoided
Extreme here means leaving hot pan on top of it for a long time and we repeat this action again and again. This can harm our granite worktop especially during the winter.
#7. No Heavy Duty
Granite can be one of most tough stones. However, it is on different condition when it becomes worktops. We shouldn’t stand on it or bang something really heavy on it.
#8. Always Use Trivets and Mats
Even though it is tough and often mentioned as scratch resistant, we should use trivets and mats properly and try not to cut on it. We don’t want to ruin the surface.
#9. Polish Regularly
Sometimes, because of the oil, spills, and stains, as well as cleaning process, the granite loose the shine. We should use polish marble on it regularly to restore the bright shine. Once in a month is enough.
The entire things are pretty simple and it won’t be a hard work if we take discipline in doing it regularly. Let’s give it a try and enjoy the result.