Granite Care Tips

Care & Use Tips

Natural Stone Countertops

 

Care

  • Wipe the surface of your countertop as needed with a soft cloth and stone cleaner.  We recommend that you use a natural stone specific care product.
  • Clean up spills immediately and do not allow spills stay on the countertop any longer than necessary.
  • Do not use household cleaning products with acid or ammonia on your countertop surface, such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub and tile cleaners.
  • Do not use vinegar, or lemon juice as a cleaner.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaners.
  • Promptly clean any spilled chemical substances, such as bleach or drain cleaner, off the granite.
  • Do not use polishes or waxes that were not specifically developed for stone care on you granite countertop.

 

Use

  • Reapply water based stone sealer to the surface every 6-12 months (unless an extended sealer was applied).
  • Protect countertop surface with coasters, trivets or placemats.
  • Do not use the countertop for anything other than the usual daily purpose of a kitchen countertop, such as food preparation or entertaining.  Abuse includes, but is not limited to, use that is unreasonable considering the normal and expected use of a kitchen or vanity countertop.
  • Do not drop heavy objects on the product or place excessive weight on the surface of the countertop.
  • Do not sit or stand on the countertop.
  • Protect countertop surfaces by using a cutting board.