When it comes to selecting a kitchen countertop surface often people are hesitant about a natural stone surface. While individuals may love the look of granite, they have also heard rumors about stone in comparison to other available surface types. Often, these are completely false and new manufacturing methods have allowed granite countertops to be every bit as versatile as a solid-surface or any other natural material, even more so in certain circumstances, and just as easy to maintain and keep looking great.
The natural look and availability of different colors to precisely match your desired pattern, giving you the kitchen of your dreams is a significant draw for granite countertops. These long-lasting and durable surfaces will immediately become the highlight of your kitchen space and a proud talking point for family and guests alike.
So don’t let the rumors fool you. Follow these simple care tips to ensure your granite countertops keep looking as good as the day you had them installed!
The need for hours of wiping down a surface and administering harsh chemicals and cleaning agents is over. There is no special brush, cloth, or tools required. To help maintain a fresh look and keep your countertop surfaces clean, a simple wipe down with a wet paper towel will do the trick.
If the kitchen has been used then cleaning up the preparation or serving areas is often suitable for a clean countertop as well. For any spills, especially darker liquids or baked on debris from a pot or pan, then adding a few drops of dishwashing detergent to the water is all it takes to get your kitchen surface back in pristine condition.
There are a number of cleaning agents specifically designed for granite countertops that can be used sparingly for a deeper cleaning than the everyday wipe down. These extra care sessions are not required daily and depending on the use a kitchen receives can be once a month applications.
Find a cleaning solution that works best for you which is free of any abrasive or corrosive materials. Some products, like bleach or glass cleaners, should never be used
on granite to eliminate the possibility of damage and dullness.
Most granite countertops don’t need a special sealant although it can help over time
. Typically recommended once every six months to a year, applying the sealant will help to fill in any microscopic cracks and keep liquids from penetrating the granite surface. Like cleaners, there are a number of available sealant products on the market from which to choose.
If you’re ready to make a decision on your countertop surface or need some help in choosing the best and most practical surface for your kitchen, then let us help. Natural Stone Sales
has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of available surfaces for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what a countertop, backsplash, or any of our materials will look like inside your home or office. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit our showroom to take a look for yourself.