Tips on Caring for Your Granite Countertops

Tips on Caring for Your Granite Countertops



Granite Countertops


When asking homeowners to describe their perfect kitchen, you will likely get varied responses about flooring, cabinets and appliances.  The thing that remains pretty constant while talking with homeowners is the love that they have for granite countertops and for good reason.  Those who select granite, know for a fact that no two slabs of granite are identical, which makes each countertop completely unique.  In addition to granite countertops looking extremely gorgeous in any home, there is another factor which makes them desirable, and that is their durability.  Even though granite provides durability, it’s recommended that homeowners regularly clean their granite countertops in order to ensure proper wear.


While granite countertops could be a little more expensive initially, if cared for properly, they are sure to look as beautiful as the day they were installed, provided that homeowners take the following precautions.  It is not recommended to use harsh chemicals on granite.  Instead, simply use warm soapy water with a clean dish towel.  Then, wipe the countertop clean, assuring to remove all soap suds.  This might require rinsing out the towel before wiping again.  Next, use a clean microfiber cloth to dry the surface.  Microfiber is preferred over a bath towel or dish rag, as those tend to leave messy lint behind.  Those that wish to restore some shine to their granite countertops should consider using an isopropyl alcohol solution diluted with water.  Simply rubbing a microfiber cloth with this solution will make the countertops shine as they did on the day of installation.


Some homeowners tend to forget that granite countertops benefit from proper regular cleaning, and failing to do so can result in the countertops appear a little dull over time.  Considering that granite can be a fairly big investment in your kitchen, it is wise to care for it properly and regularly.  Using these simple procedures will allow for your granite to continuously make your kitchen pop.


If you’re interested in installing a granite countertop in your kitchen, or you have granite that needs repair, contact the Specialist at Turkish Marble Company today!

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