As with any beautiful addition to your home, countertops require care and proper cleaning techniques to increase the longevity of the material. There are countless different products on the market that claim to be safe for hard surfaces and stone countertops, but the best method is the simplest. Soap and water are the safest combinations for cleaning marble, granite, and quartz countertops.
When you use harsh chemicals to clean the surface of your countertops, you could be breaking down the finish and create a splotchy, uneven look that causes it to appear aged. The sheen that accentuates the natural beauty of your countertops is nearly as important as the material itself and maintaining its integrity.
Each manufacturer has different care instructions and the material will change its cleaning directions.
Granite: Clean up spills as soon as they happen to prevent staining. Although this material is less porous than others, it still may soak up oils and stains. Clean the entire counter with gentle soap and water to maintain the beauty of this material. Granite requires sealing 2x a year with 511 Penetrator.
Quartz: Avoid placing hot objects such as a hot plate directly on the surface. Quartz is a stain-resistant material, but not stain-proof. To avoid staining on your countertop, quickly clean any mess that happens with soap and water, and rinse and dry with a soft or paper towel.
If you have any questions regarding the care and upkeep of your countertops, do not hesitate to reach out to Desert Sky Surfaces!