Though our business is based in the Columbus, Ohio area, we’d like to become your favorite “how-to experts” regardless of where you live. If you’ve recently invested in a new granite countertop, hopefully you have enjoyed the beautiful design and wonderful finish that it adds to your kitchen.
They often say that “prevention is the best medicine.” Just like that statement is true in maintaining personal health and wellness, it’s also a great maxim to help keep your granite countertop clean. In order to prevent unwanted damage and wear on your kitchen (or bathroom) counter, here are a few simple strategies that will keep your granite countertop clean and beautiful.
First, make sure that you own the right kind of cleaning materials and supplies. Water is always a safe and effective choice. There are other options out there, though, that make cleaning even easier. These spray cleaners break down stubborn spills and stains that can’t be easily wiped off.
Most of these supplies are very affordable, and in some cases, it may be worth the extra money to ensure you are using quality products that will be safe for your granite countertop. Avoid abrasive materials that may destroy the finish. Before purchasing any products, be sure to read the labels for any useful information.
Whether you choose to buy some cleaning products for your granite countertop or choose to stick with water, our second tip is to clean up spills quickly. If you take care of the mess immediately, it will be much easier to clean up. When spilled materials dry, people often resort to scraping away at the mess. This inevitably leads to unnecessary scratches and chips. Cleaning your counters should improve their appearance — not damage them.
Though it takes consistent effort and attention, it’s possible to preserve the beauty of your quality new granite countertop in Columbus, Ohio or wherever else you live. We hope it lasts for years to come!