Granite worktops are among the most beautiful to have in your home. They are not only made of an incredibly sturdy material that resists heat well, but they also do not mark or stain easily. They offer a really unique design feature in your home. At the Kitchen Warehouse, we regularly come across customers who want information on how to clean your granite worktops effectively and in this blog we are going to show you how to do this.
Granite can be an easy material to clean as long as you keep on top of things so let’s find out how best to clean your worktops so they stay looking like new for a prolonged period of time.
What Not To Use On Granite Worktops
Before we show you how to clean granite worktops properly, we want to first tell you what not to use so that you can avoid causing any unnecessary damage.
Stay clear of using vinegar on your granite worktops. Even though on some work surfaces vinegar can be a very effective cleaning agent, with granite surfaces it can damage the material due to its acidic properties. Many people have used vinegar on their granite worktops and found that it has caused damage further down the line. Also, avoid using any harsh or tough sponges as this can also cause problems too.
So, now that you know what you should avoid – let’s look at what you should use to get your work surfaces clean and shiny.
How To Clean Your Granite Worktops
To clean your worktops properly then you should divide the cleaning into two parts – one method that you should do every day (or at least every couple of days) and another that you should carry out on a regular basis perhaps once a month.
Take a soft microfibre cloth and some hot water with a little soap in it. This should be enough to get any standard stains or marks off that comes with the everyday use of the kitchen. Avoid using any harsh cleaning products that aren’t specifically made for granite work surfaces as this can have the same negative effect as using vinegar that we mentioned above. A few wipes with the micro fibre cloth will ensure that they are kept looking good as long as you do this on a regular basis but remember not to scrub or rub with a lot of force.
Another method that you should try every so often is to use granite cleaner on your work surfaces. This is a specialised cleaner that will remove tough marks and stains but also bring the gleam and shine back to your granite worktops. You should treat them with granite cleaner on a weekly basis to ensure that the worktops remain in good condition however try to apply this at least every month is you aren’t able to do it weekly.
Do you have any methods that you use to clean granite worktops effectively? What do you think about cleaning them on a daily or at least weekly basis? To let us know your thoughts you can contact us by calling 01765 640 000 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.