Mastering the Art of Granite Care: Essential Granite Cleaning and Care Tips for Milwaukee's Finest Granite Countertops
Granite countertops are the crown jewel of upscale homes, adding a touch of elegance and luxury to any kitchen or bathroom. While the beauty of granite is unmatched, its true value lies in its durability and longevity. When properly cared for, granite countertops can last a lifetime. In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps to ensure your investment in a granite countertop pays off for years to come.
Sealing Granite Countertops for Lasting Beauty
Black Pearl Granite
At Stone Dimensions, we understand the importance of proper sealing for granite countertops. That's why our professional installation team applies a high-quality sealer immediately after installing your countertops. This initial application creates a nonporous finish that provides an extra layer of protection against stains right from the start.
Regular Sealing Maintenance
Samba White Granite
While our initial sealing provides a solid foundation, it's important to note that granite countertops require periodic re-sealing. We recommend reapplying the sealer at least once a year to ensure continued protection. Light-colored granite may benefit from more frequent sealing to guard against potential staining. To test if your countertop is due for re-sealing, perform a quick water droplet test. If water is absorbed, it's time to reapply the sealer.
1. Ensure the countertop is clean and dry.
2. Follow the instructions on the sealer container and apply it using a clean, dry cloth.
3. Allow the first coat to dry, then apply a second coat.
4. Avoid food preparation on the countertop for 24 hours to ensure full curing and water repellency.
Daily Maintenance Made Simple
Once your granite countertop is properly sealed, daily care becomes a breeze. A soft cloth or microfiber is all you need to dust the surface.
For tougher stains, we recommend our clients wipe it down with water and Dawn dish soap.
For more intensive cleaning, opt for a specially formulated stone cleaner with a neutral pH-. (We provide a complimentary bottle of Stone Tech Stone & Tile Cleaner with every installation- this will work perfectly!)
*It's important to steer clear of abrasive cleansers or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the surface over time.
Investing in granite countertops is an investment in both beauty and longevity. With our professional installation team applying sealer immediately after installation, you can rest assured that your countertop is off to a strong start in terms of protection.
By following these simple yet crucial steps for care and maintenance, you can ensure your countertop remains a stunning focal point in your home for years to come. If you ever encounter stubborn stains or damage that requires professional attention, don't hesitate to reach out to our expert team at Stone Dimensions. We're here to help you preserve the beauty and value of your granite countertops.