It may seem simple. You’ve cooked your favorite meal, and now it’s time to clean your granite countertops. You grab your typical cleaning supplies and a sponge and get ready to tackle the mess. But what cleaning supplies are best for granite countertops? Spectrum Stone Designs, Central Virginia’s leading natural stone fabricator, explains how to clean granite countertops.
- Use soap and water: While you might be tempted to grab abrasive cleaners or sponges, simple soap and water is the best way to clean your granite countertops. At Spectrum Stone Designs, we always carefully seal your countertops, but harsh chemicals or cleaning supplies can damage the seal. Stick to soap and water for best results.
- Limit Disinfectants: Granite is resistant to bacteria, so soap and water should thoroughly sanitize your granite countertops. However, if you find you need something stronger, try mixing isopropyl alcohol and water. Your solution should contain 50 percent isopropyl alcohol and 50 percent water.
- Add Some Shine: Want your granite countertops shining? It’s simple. Wipe a soft cloth covered in some cooking oil across your granite countertops and buff gently.
- Know When to Reseal: Spectrum Stone Designs’ expert installers are experienced granite sealers, but extensive wear and tear could lead to a need for a fresh seal. Pour a few drops off water on your granite countertops and wait approximately 30 minutes. If your countertop darkens where you dropped the water, your countertop is most likely absorbing water and it is time to reseal. Spectrum Stone Designs can help you with all your granite resealing needs.
Do you have additional questions about cleaning your granite countertops? Contact Spectrum Stone Designs today.
Spectrum Stone Designs is Lynchburg’s only local fabricator of natural stone countertops, surrounds and tiles for kitchens, fireplaces and baths. Serving Lynchburg, Roanoke, Charlottesville and all of Central Virginia, Spectrum Stone Designs imports top-quality granite, marble and other stone and expertly cuts and polishes before professionally installing in homes or offices. Spectrum Stone Designs strives for excellence in craftsmanship and customer service.