The natural irregular patterns of granite countertops make it the best partner for traditional cabinet designs and kitchen styles. Granite is one of the most sought after materials for countertops because of this very reason. In fact, it ranks among the top luxury countertop surfaces available today. In addition to its beauty, granite also possesses great natural durability, a must-have feature for any countertops in busy kitchens.
Despite its many advantages, granite’s natural stone composition gives it a porous surface. This means you have to keep it constantly clean to maintain its beauty and luster. Here are some tips from our remodeling pros at The Kitchen Store on how to clean your high-end granite countertops:
The Right Cleaning Materials
One of the things that make granite a favorite among kitchen remodeling designers and homeowners alike is that it’s actually easy to clean. There’s no need for fancy equipment and expensive cleaning products for daily use. Invest in a microfiber cloth and a mild liquid detergent in your granite cleaning kit. Avoid citrus soaps because they could be too acidic. Use the microfiber cloth and a 50-50 solution of soap and warm water to wipe away any stains on your granite countertop.
Natural stone materials used in countertops like granite and marble are naturally porous. Dirt and water can actually get inside these pores and leave your counters looking old and dingy. Luckily, most modern stone countertops are sealed with a protective coat. These coats can last as long as the counters itself, however, you can ask your kitchen remodeler about reapplying the coat if you suspect that it is starting to show signs of deterioration.
Granite countertops and traditional kitchen design go hand-in-hand. Sometimes accidents like small spills happen, which could cause discoloration on the granite surface. However, a little bit of prevention can save you a lot of trouble down the road. Avoid placing hot items directly on the counters and start using coasters to prevent condensation stains.
Get high-quality granite countertops from our experts at The Kitchen Store. Call us at (310) 572-7515 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free private showroom consultation today. We serve homeowners in Culver City, as well as other surrounding CA communities.