Important Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Granite Worktop as Good as New

Granite is a very hard-wearing material, known for its strength and durability. If you are to have a granite worktop for your bathroom or kitchen, know that it’s a material that’s more than worth it. It can last for decades and keep its lustre and shine with just minimal maintenance and regular (easy) re-sealing. But, just like other materials, granite can become damaged. Some of the damage done to granite could be chips or scratches, but sometimes, spills and stains could have an impact as well. You would definitely want to keep your granite worktop as good as new even with regular use. Here, then, are some important tips and tricks to keeping your granite worktop as beautiful and functional as the day it was installed.

Stain prevention

Granite can absorb spills, especially those that are not wiped up immediately. If you spill a liquid or oil on your granite worktop, you have to blot it out as soon as possible so it does not become absorbed. The longer the spill sits on the surface of the granite, the more likely it will become absorbed – and even spread to the surrounding areas. This is especially true for some types of spills, such as alcohol, oils, and citrus, which can actually make the granite surface look dull if not blotted away immediately.

Important tips and tricks to keep your granite worktop as good as new
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Often, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In order to prevent stains on your granite worktop, it would be a good idea to use glass coasters and mats for your plates and bowls. It would also be wise to use trivets and pads for your hot pots and pans.

Sealing

Sealing for your granite worktop needs to be done as well. But don’t worry, this does not need to happen too often. In fact, you can do it about once a year or even once every two years. The point with sealing is to protect your granite worktop and make it less likely to absorb spills and stains.

Regular cleaning

Cleaning your granite worktop regularly is a must. But once again, this isn’t very difficult to do. All you need is a bit of warm water and a microfibre cloth, plus a mild detergent or soap. Just wipe the soapy mixture onto your granite worktop using the cloth and rinse it away with another cloth dipped in warm water.

Keeping your granite worktop looking as good as the day you bought it does not take too much effort. Of course, you have to make sure that it is installed and fitted properly and correctly as well so it can last much longer. Granite worktops London suppliers like J.R. Stone are experts in these kinds of worktops, making sure that they are fitted and installed in the best possible way.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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