Sealing the Deal: How to Care for Granite Countertops

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Gorgeous granite countertops can make any kitchen look like a million bucks. But like any other prized possession, they require some care and maintenance to keep them looking their best.

Sealing the Deal: How to Care for Granite Countertops

The good news is that you don’t need to do much; by following these simple steps, you’ll be able to get a lifetime of service out of your granite countertop.

  • Sealing. Proper sealing is the best way to maintain the luxurious look of granite countertops. Sealing creates a non-porous finish that prevents liquids and stains from penetrating the stone. One thing to note, however, is that light-colored granite countertops usually require more frequent sealings than dark-colored ones, since they show stains more easily.
  • Regular Cleaning. Cleaning granite countertops is super easy, provided you do it daily. All you need is a soft cloth, mild soap, and some water to rid the surface of any crumbs or spills after use. As for periodic cleanings, we recommend sticking to granite-friendly cleaners. Abrasive cleaners contain alkalis and acids that can corrode seals and stain granite surfaces.
  • Don’t Place Hot Pans and Pots on Granite Surfaces. When cooking, never place hot pans and pots directly on the granite. Although granite is a highly durable countertop material, extreme heat could damage the sealant or crack the surface. To ensure your investment is protected, always use trivets and hot pads.
  • Don’t Work Directly on the Countertop Surface. Use cutting boards to protect the granite from dents, scratches, and stains during food prep.

As you can see, caring for granite countertops doesn’t require much time or effort. At Trademark Kitchen & Bath, we’re dedicated to providing you with stunning countertops and installing them flawlessly so you can enjoy a lifetime of outstanding service. Contact us today to have an elegant, low-maintenance granite countertop installed in your kitchen.