How to Maintain Granite Countertops
Most people know that granite countertops are an excellent choice. They are strong, durable, and have a beautiful natural appeal. Each piece is unique and can make your home look sophisticated with your own personal style. How can you keep these beautiful countertops in optimal condition? Follow some of these tips:
- Avoid using acidic things on your granite countertops – Foods, such as vinegar, citrus, soft drinks, and acidic products, such as nail polish, perfume, and some soaps and lotions, have ingredients that can etch and wear down the surface sealant on your granite. This can lead to stains on your granite. To avoid this, use cutting boards and mats in the kitchen. In the bathroom, take precautions to protect your countertops from spills and leaks.
- Clean up spills quickly – When acidic products do get on your granite countertops, there is no need to fret. Just clean them up quickly with hot, soapy water.
- Protect from heat – Your granite countertops can withstand heat. However, the sealant can wear down from heat and pressure. Use potholders and trivets in the kitchen and take caution with beauty tools in the bathroom.
- Occasional Sealing – How often you seal your granite countertops depends on how and how often you use them. Our experts and Complete Kitchen & Bath can help you know what is best for you.
When you are ready to select your new granite countertops, come to us at Complete Kitchen & Bath. You will be impressed by our large collection in our beautiful showroom. Along with that, you will notice the emphasis we place on outstanding customer service. Come in and see us today.