Having chosen granite countertops for your home, you have probably fallen in love with them. Their durability, classic style, easy maintenance, bacteria-free properties and natural look are all characteristics that make them stand out, even to visitors to your home. You have probably heard that with proper care and maintenance, granite countertops will last a lifetime. Since this is the case, you want to know what those care and maintenance steps are, which will preserve your countertops forever.
If you want your granite countertops to shine at all times, here are some key care and maintenance steps. To begin with, depending on which type of granite you have, you will need to apply sealer to your countertops. This sealer will keep them stain-resistant, which will keep them looking amazing. You will also need to reapply sealer about every two years (again, the frequency of sealer application depends on the type of granite you have) in order to maintain the protective barrier. Once that step is out of the way, you will need to perform daily maintenance for your granite countertops. Some of these daily maintenance items include cleaning the countertop with warm water and dish soap and cleaning up any spills immediately, in order to prevent sticky, grimy counters. In general, you should treat your granite countertops with the care that will allow them to last forever. This means that, even though they are resistant to heat, you don’t put hot pans on and leave them there for prolonged periods of time, nor do you cut directly on the countertops with sharp knives when you could use a cutting board. It also means that you put down coasters for cups, vases, or other decorative items.
If you would like to know more about proper care and maintenance for your granite countertops, contact us at The Granite Guy. We can help you keep your granite countertops looking as good as they did on the day you had them installed. We can even help you restore granite countertops that have not been maintained properly. Let us help you keep your granite countertops in stellar condition!