Artisans of Stone creates beautiful and quality countertops in Roanoke, VA. We’re dedicated to delivering the highest quality natural stone and quartz countertops at a low price. Our highly skilled artisans can create beautiful surfaces for your kitchen and bath.
As much as you use your countertops, both in your kitchen and bathroom, it’s important to keep them clean. How you clean them depends on what type of countertops you have. So, here’s the 411 on how to clean your countertops:
Cleaning Granite Countertops
If you have granite countertops, you’ll want to clean them with non-acidic cleaning products. This is because granite is a porous material and requires a yearly sealant to protect it from absorbing liquid. Cleaning products that are too harsh can wear away at this sealant and cause damage to your countertops.
To keep your granite countertops clean, all you need is some warm water, dish soap, and a sponge. To disinfect your countertops, you can use a cleaning solution of equal parts isopropyl alcohol and water.
If your granite countertop gets a stain, you can make a cleaning paste using baking soda and water. Allow that to sit before removing.
With granite countertops, it’s also important to remember to seal it once a year to protect your countertops from damage.
Cleaning Quartz Countertops
If you have quartz countertops, you’ll use much of the same process as you would for granite countertops: soap, water, and a microfiber cloth should clean up most messes. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as well as cleaning products like Windex, as these can damage your countertops.
Quartz countertops rarely stain, but if they do, you can usually remove the stain with a glass cleaner.
General Countertop Cleaning Tips
- With both quartz and granite countertops, be sure to avoid placing hot pots and pans directly on the countertop. Instead use trivet and/or dish towels to protect your countertops from excessive heat.
- If you notice a spill on your countertops, clean it up as soon as you can, since some items can stain if they sit for too long.
- Find a countertop cleaner that’s made especially for your countertop cleaning, or you can stick with warm water and soap for most messes. Always use a non-abrasive cleaner and rag/sponge to remove stains.
For beautiful countertops that you’re sure to love, come to see us at Artisans of Stone in Roanoke, VA.