Granite countertops are an excellent choice for your kitchen because they blend functionality and elegance. Even though these countertops are relatively low-maintenance, they do require their owners to take some special precautions to make sure they last for a long time though. There are various strategies homeowners can use to make sure their granite countertops last for the foreseeable future. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
No Seal, No Deal
Unlike other countertops, granite countertops do not require a sealant to function well. However, this doesn’t mean that using a sealant won’t provide your granite countertops with several benefits. This is because when you use a sealant, you are adding a protective layer to your countertop that will keep it safe from spills. It’s important to make sure that your countertop hasn’t been sealed previously.
When looking for the right sealant, you need to make sure that it has certain characteristics. It needs to be resistant to water, fat, and oil based stains to ensure maximum protection from the most common types of spills that take place in kitchens. Make sure that when you’re selecting a sealant that you don’t sacrifice quality for price. It’s important to invest in a quality sealant that will get into your countertop’s grooves and protect it.
While sealing your granite countertop is a great preventative measure to take, it’s still important to make sure you clean it every day. As you cook in your kitchen, your countertops will inevitably get stained. It’s important to address these stains as soon as they happen to ensure they don’t set it.
When you’re cleaning your countertop, you’ll want to make sure that you use the proper kind of cleaner. Instead of using a harsh cleaner commonly used to clean your kitchen, you should use a pH-neutral cleaner and a soft cloth. Granite is durable, but if you clean it with harsh chemicals and the wrong type of cloth, you can damage it over time. Luckily, most dish detergents you would normally find in your kitchen are perfect for cleaning your countertops. Simply make a mixture of warm water and dish soap, and scrub your counters with it.
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