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Quick Tips To Care for Your Granite Countertops!

A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the many benefits of selecting granite countertop when remodeling your kitchen. Once you have had your high-quality granite installed, however, you may be concerned that it will take a lot of care and caution to keep it looking its best. But don’t worry- all you need to do is to follow these simple tips for granite care to get the most out of your investment!

Tips for Taking Care of Newly-Installed Granite Countersgranite countertops

For granite countertops in your kitchen, you will not have to go above and beyond a few simple steps in order to keep it looking like new.

  • Cleaning Spills. Granite is naturally water-resistant, so any liquids that you spill merely need to be mopped up with a cloth or paper towel. You will not have to worry about the liquid seeping into the countertop itself and causing damage that way.
  • Disinfecting. Granite countertops, in addition to being water-resistant, are bacteria-resistant, and therefore it will not take much effort to remove germs from the surface. To cleanse the surface before and after preparing food, wipe it down with a soft cloth and a mixture of warm water and mild soap.
  • Preventing Scratches. Though tough abrasive tools and “natural remedies” such as lemon and vinegar may be popular cleaning solutions, it is important to preserve the integrity of your granite countertop by not applying anything that could scratch or corrode it.

Bonus Tips: Day-to-Day Basic Care for Granite Countertops

When you are not specifically cleaning your countertops, you can still take some simple precautions to ensure that no harm comes to them. Your granite countertops are durable and made to last, so to help them do so, simply avoid placing hot pans or pots directly onto the granite, use cutting boards to prevent knife marks from forming, and keep coasters handy!

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