Adding a stylish kitchen or bathroom countertop to your home is one of the best investments that you can make. People spend a lot of time in their kitchens and bathrooms. It takes proper maintenance for your kitchen or bathroom countertop to look its best. Depending on the material, some countertops require more or less work or less abrasive cleaning products in order not to damage the surface. Keep reading for these tips on how to clean granite and marble countertops.
To clean a granite countertop, you can wipe it down with warm, sudsy water. It’s best to steer clear of cleaners that are too harsh as they can cause scratches.
To remove stains, you can apply a baking soda paste to the granite surface, use a plastic wrap to cover it, and then allow the adhesive to settle overnight. Then, proceed by wiping it up with water and a soft cloth.
When your granite needs sealing, you can test if it needs sealing by dropping water on the surface. If after fifteen minutes, the water is still visible on top of the granite then you don’t need to reseal your countertop. If you notice that the water spreads and leaves a dark mark, then wipe up the water and use a sealant made for stone. What’s fantastic about dark granite specifically, is that you only need to seal it about every three years.
To clean a marble countertop, you can wipe it down with a slightly damp cloth and then follow-up by drying it down with a new, dry towel so that water stains won’t be visible. Use a dish liquid that isn’t highly acidic along with warm water for a deep clean.
To remove stains, make sure that you blot them right away, especially if you spill acidic beverages such as wine or orange juice. If the marble is etched, reach out to a professional.
With a marble countertop, you can use the sealant test as well. If you find that you need to seal your marble countertop, make sure that you choose a sealant chemically created for porous surfaces.Make sure that you seal a marble countertop twice a year.
Marble countertops are best for elegant settings. If your home is high traffic and prone to spills, then granite would be the better option.
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