Caring for Your Granite Countertops
1. Clean the countertop with warm water, a few drops of mild soap or detergent, and a soft cloth
2. If anything is spilled, blot with a soft cloth or paper towel. Do not wipe the area, as this can spread the spill.
3. Flush any spills with warm water and detergent, rinse thoroughly. Dry with soft cloth.
4. Properly sealed stone will repel most stains if the spills are cleaned promptly.
Preventing Countertop Damage
1. A medium pan off the stove or a cookie sheet out of the oven will not damage the surface; however, extreme or constant temperature changes may harm your stone.
2. Avoid leaving hot pans sitting on the counter for long periods of time, especially during winter.
3. Granite is very scratch resistant, but it is suggested to use a cutting board. Granite can also dull your utensils.
4. Use trivets or mats under ceramic objects that can scratch the surface.
5. Do not stand on your countertops
6. Avoid getting any acidic or harsh chemicals on your countertops. It can eat away at your sealer and etch your stone.
1. If a spill has soaked into and stained the countertop, a “poultice” can be used to pull the stain out. Contact us to have this done. If done at home, a poultice may dull the shine on your countertop. It will need to be re-polished.
Maintaining a Sealer
1. We will seal the granite for you upon install. We also provide a bottle of cleaner called “Revitalizer.” It is excellent for cleaning your granite, and it also contains a little bit of sealer. Use it as often as you like, and be sure to use it at least once a month to maintain the seal. Doing this will ensure that resealing is not needed. Continue to avoid anything acidic or harsh.