Clean your granite worktop with warm soapy water using a soft cloth. Rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water and polish with a soft cloth. If you spill something on your counter top, blot with a paper towel or soft cloth immediately. So do not wipe the area as this can spread the spill. Flush the spill with warm water and detergent and rinse thoroughly. Dry the area with a soft cloth. Properly sealed stone will repel most stains if the spills are cleaned promptly.
When stone has been neglected, you will need to use a heavy-duty stone and degreaser to effectively remove dirt, grease, and grime. These products are concentrated and designed to deep clean without damaging the stone. It's important to follow manufactures instructions carefully.
Most manufacturers seal the stone at the factory. Some of them don’t do it at all, which is a bad practice. The sealant product should last a year. Once properly sealed, the stone will be resistant to water, and most of the oil or fat based stains type. However if you own a bright colour Granite or Marble you should take extra care. When sealing your counter always refer to specific manufacturer instructions. If you don’t feel too confident about sealing your Granite or Marble you can contact us to discuss your options.
For artificial Quartz countertops such as Silestone, Caesarstone, Cambria or Vicostone we recommend Quartz Toner which will enhance and improve the appearance and colour of Quartz surfaces. Quartz Toner is a new colour enhancer and water repellent agent specifically designed for Quartz stones. An application of Quartz Toner will give a deep and rich improvement to the appearance of the surface.
Hot cooking pots will not damage the surface, however extreme or constant temperature changes may harm your stone. Avoid leaving hot pans sitting on the counter for long periods of time, especially during the winter.
This way you will avoid any spillage, dirt or grease getting into the structure of your stone worktop.
Be aware that creating uneven pressure on your stone countertop might crack it.
While Granite and Quartz are highly scratch-resistant, we recommend you to not cut on it directly. Please note that using a Granite surface as a chopping board will also damage your knifes. In case of Marble worktops the chopping board is a must. Please use wooden or plastic chopping board.
Every few years, hire a professional to come in and restore your granite countertop. They will polish, deep clean and seal your worktop. Also repair it if necessary. This is essential for making your granite countertop last a lifetime.