You’ve Purchased New Granite or Quartz Countertops for Your Home.
You’ve prepared your first meal or have even eaten your first meal on your countertop. And now you have to clean up after yourself.
How do you clean up this beautiful piece that was an investment? And how do you increase its lifespan?
So Many of Our Customers Have the Same Questions:
- Do I have to go get some fancy cleaner that says, “Stone cleaner”? The answer is NO. Save your money! You really only need 3 things, warm water, a mild dishwashing liquid and a microfiber cloth. Any mild dishwashing liquid? NO. You have to make sure any cleaner you use does not include any of the following: anything with ammonia, bleach (big no no), anything acidic such as lemon, or vinegar.
- Do I need to put a cutting board down when cutting something? YES! Please. Even though these stone countertops are strong, they can be damaged when hit with sharp objects. Why take the chance. Pull out the cutting board. And while you’re at it gently put that pot down instead of slamming it down. You won’t regret it.
- Hot pots, Hot crockpots and even electric skillets have saved us a lot of time, right? Well let’s save you a lot of money and put down a trivet when placing these things on your countertops. While most stones can resist temperatures, Quartz- up to 300 degrees, Granite- even more, they can be damaged with quick changes in temperatures.
- Lastly, how do I avoid having water spots on my counters? Super easy, use a (dry) microfiber cloth to dry your tops immediately after cleaning them with a mild detergent.
Following these steps will help with the longevity and life of your countertops. After all, they are an investment and worth taking care of right way!