Your countertops serve as a beautiful focal point for your kitchen and often serve as an accent that pulls the whole kitchen’s aesthetic together. Depending on how much you cook, though, they can take a good amount of abuse. Although these kinds of countertops are resilient, they can show signs of wear if not cared for properly.
At Stone Tech Fabrication, we’re proud of the stunning countertops we cut and hope that our customers maintain them for decades to come! That’s why our experts have put together a quick guide to cleaning the three major types of stone countertops below.
Cleaning Granite Countertops
Granite slab countertops are one of our most popular choices due to just how versatile and diverse they can be. Each slab is unique, antibacterial, and easy to care for with the right sealant. For a day-to-day cleaning solution, we recommend combining a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with four cups of water. Put it in a spray bottle for easy spritzing after you prepare a meal. We also recommend using a cutting board to protect your countertop from scratches.
Cleaning Marble Countertops
For an elegant and classic touch, nothing quite beats a marble countertop. While they’re quite beautiful, the stone may scratch or stain more easily than granite. You’ll want to avoid letting acidic foods touch the surface. Don’t let food or drink spills linger and wipe down the countertop with gentle dish detergent and lukewarm water every day. Finally, avoid harsh cleaners and get your marble countertop resealed every four to six months.
Cleaning Quartz Countertops
Although quartz is a naturally occurring mineral, quartz countertops are formed out of a mixture of quartz and resin. As a result, these slabs are nonporous and do not need to be sealed. Avoid strong sunlight or placing extremely hot items on the countertop, however, or you will fade or mar the slab. Cleaning quartz countertops is easy – just use any non-abrasive cleaner.