Granite countertops are both beautiful and durable, just two of the many reasons it’s in such high demand. Granite is also quite an investment which is why proper maintenance is necessary to keep your countertop clean and stain free. 

Just like most other counters, granite countertops will get dirty and following the proper cleaning procedure will help keep your counter in the best condition possible at all times. If you have a granite countertop, follow these cleaning tips:

  1. Avoid using any acids. While there are several countertop materials that benefit from the use of cleaning products involving acid, granite is not one. Do not clean the surface of your granite countertop using cleaning solutions containing acids because it can damage your countertop permanently and stain the granite. Instead, try using just water and dish soap to clean. While it sounds simple, it should do the trick without causing any damage.
  2. There’s no need to be rough and the use of any abrasive products are unnecessary. A soft cloth or towel is ideal when wiping granite countertops, otherwise you risk the counter getting scratched. Softness is key so keep that in mind when it’s time to wipe down your counter.
  3. If you come across a stubborn stain that you just can’t remove, then use a product specifically recommended for granite from a professional at a specialty store. Once you confirm that a product can be used, read the instructions and follow the steps carefully so that you remove the stain but won’t cause any damage. 

Art’s Countertops can help you with all of your countertop inquiries, especially if you have your heart set on granite. Serving the Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge areas, Arts Countertop can help you design the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of. Contact them today and let them help you make your dream kitchen a reality!


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