Granite Countertop Maintenance and Care Guide

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Preserve the Timeless Elegance of Your Granite

At Edstone Inc., we believe in helping you maintain the beauty and longevity of your granite countertops with minimal effort. Granite, known for its durability and unique patterns, can last a lifetime with the right care. Here’s a straightforward guide to keeping your granite surfaces pristine and stunning.

Daily Cleaning Tips

– Routine Cleaning: Use a soft cloth or a non-abrasive sponge with warm water and a mild soap or a cleaner specifically designed for granite. This simple habit can prevent stains and keep your countertops sparkling clean.
– Immediate Spill Response: Quickly wipe up any spills, especially acidic liquids like coffee, wine, and juice, as they can etch the granite surface over time.

Protecting Your Countertop

– Heat Resistance: Granite is naturally heat resistant, but it’s wise to use trivets or hot pads under pots and pans to avoid potential thermal shock.

– Scratch Prevention: While granite is a hard material that resists scratching, it’s still best to use cutting boards to avoid any risk of damage from knives and other sharp utensils.

Stain Removal and Blemish Control

– Stain Treatment: For persistent stains, create a paste of baking soda and water for oil-based stains, or baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for water-based stains. Apply the paste to the stain, cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit overnight. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

– Sticky Substances: Remove gum, wax, or food stuck to the surface using a plastic scraper; this method avoids scratching the granite.

Long-Term Maintenance

– Periodic Sealing: Depending on usage, sealing your granite countertops once a year can help prevent staining and preserve the stone’s natural beauty.
– Professional Cleaning: If you face tough stains or if your countertop loses its shine, consider hiring a professional stone cleaner to rejuvenate your granite.

Consistent Care for Lasting Beauty

– Regular Wipe-Downs: A consistent cleaning schedule helps maintain the stone’s integrity and appearance, ensuring that your granite countertops remain a centerpiece in your home for many years.

By adhering to these care guidelines from Edstone Inc., your granite countertops will continue to offer both beauty and robust functionality in your home, embodying an investment in both style and substance. Enjoy the enduring charm of granite with these easy maintenance steps.

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