Choosing the perfect granite kitchen countertops took a great deal of time. Now that they’re installed, you’re more in love with them than ever. Keep your kitchen surfaces looking shiny and brand new with low-cost maintenance solutions.
Prevention is always the best solution. Your granite countertop is bacteria-resistant and has been sealed by a professional, making it stain resistant. If you use cutting boards and wipe up spills immediately, your granite should remain stain-free.
- Cleansers You Have in Your Home
To keep your granite countertops looking as shiny as they day they were installed, you need to develop, and maintain, a routine cleaning practice. You’ll find pricey cleaning supplies on the market designated just for granite, but you really don’t need them. The three items you need are probably already in your cleaning cupboard: a mild soap, water, and rubbing alcohol.
Maintaining your counters takes minutes a day. Simply wipe down with a warm, soapy water cloth or make a 1:1 solution of alcohol to water and use that. Consistency is the key to granite countertop care.
- Stain Removal
In the event your granite does get stained, don’t panic. Treat the stain immediately for best results. Make a paste of baking soda and water, just a bit thicker than you would for a bee sting, and cover the stained area. Rub with a soft cloth, rinse, and repeat as necessary based on the severity of the stain.
- Make it Shine
If your granite begins to dull over time, you can bring back its shine. Buff gently with a bit of vegetable-based cooking oil on a soft cloth. You’ll make it shine again and add another layer of bacteria protection.
When you’re ready to purchase and install granite countertops for your kitchen, the experienced professionals at Legacy Granite Countertops, serving southern Georgia, are ready to serve you. Visit their storefront where you can see and touch granite samples. Pick your favorites, and then take home samples to see them in your kitchen’s lighting. Visit their website at www.legacycountertops.com to peruse a visual gallery of their completed work. You can also meet the installation team, specifically the owner, Pablo Cavalcante, who will work directly with you to pick the best stone for your project. Call Legacy Granite at 678-867-0100 to inquire about a free quote, financing options, and the other services they provide. You spend the majority of your time in your kitchen. Let Legacy Granite Countertops make it gorgeous.