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Countertop Maintenance

Things to avoid

  1. Heat
  2. Acid Solution
  3. Sharp Material
  4. Excessive Moisture
  5. Wax
  6. Direct Sunlight
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Cleaning Steps

  1. Soft cloth dampened with warm water
  2. Move the cloth towards a single direction
  3. Try some soap water for stubborn spots.
  4. Remember to wipe it out with dry cloth
  5.  

Repairs

  1. Use a touch up kit for small scartchs
  2. Replace any damaged parts
  3. If you purchased from us then just come to us for help or advice if you are looking to DIY.

Granite Countertop

Sealing

Generally, you should seal most kitchen granite countertops annually. Keep in mind that different pieces of granite have different porosities. Some countertop areas may need to be sealed more often than others. To determine if it’s time to reseal a countertop, dribble some water onto the countertop. If it beads up, great. If the water soaks into the granite, it’s time to reseal.

Sealing is straightforward. Get a good-quality granite countertop cleaner, a granite sealer that’s designed to resist water and oil-based stains, and some clean rags. Follow the cleaner’s directions first, making sure the granite is dry before you start sealing. Some sealers, such as those with a solvent base, are good for several years.

When sealing, work in small areas, allowing the sealer to absorb for the recommended amount of time before applying the second application. Then move to another area. Follow the sealer’s recommended amount of drying time (usually several hours or overnight) before using the countertops. [source: howstuffworks]

Cleaning:

Using a specially formulated natural stone and granite cleaner is recommended to keep your countertops in the best condition while also protecting the sealer. However, hot water will do for quick clean-ups.

Dish soap won’t permanently damage your granite, but repeated use of soapy water will cause build-up (yes, even if you rinse) and dull your countertop’s shine. So, regularly using dish soap for cleaning granite countertops is not recommended.