Say you purchased your granite coutertops Austin which is an investment that will give you decades of beautiful aesthetic appeal. Here are some simple care and maintenance tips that will keep your granite looking as great as the day it was installed.
Granite Countertop Maintainance
If you have granite counter tops you’ll want to make sure you treat them right. Sand, dirt, and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces like granite, but in your kitchen you shouldn’t have too many run ins with these elements on your counter tops.
Clean your counter tops with just a few drops of stone soap (available at your Austin grainite tile supply shop), neutral cleaner, or warm water and a mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Avoid streaking by using a clean rag or towel.
Clean the surface whenever needed with just a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available with us or at any granite tile supply shop) or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Be sure to use a clean rag or towel and not to much soap as to avoid streaking. Rinse your counter tops well after washing and clean with a dry towel..changing the water frequently.
Warning: DO NOT use lemon, vinegar, scouring powders or cream or any other cleaner with high acid count. These types of products will scratch your granite.
To remove soap scum you’ll need to use a squeegee and a non-acidic scum remover. Be aware though, that frequent uses of ammonia solution can easily dull the stone’s surface. Also, be sure to clean up any spills immediately so they don’t penetrate the surface.
For stains like coffee, tea, fruit, or tobacco you can clean with 12% hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia. Metals like iron, rust, copper, or bronze can be removed with poultice. The poultice is spread over the stain for 24-48 hours to remove it an works quite well.
And to remove water spots, stains, scratches, and nicks you can buff with dry steel wool.