How to Take Care of your Granite / Marble

Granite countertops will remain in their original state for many years with a minimum amount of maintenance.

Daily Care:
Clean with mild dish soap and warm water; Too much soap will leave a film and may cause streaks. Wipe & dry with cloth.

* lnteresting Fact - Bacteria on Granite Surface: The Minerals in Granite are Toxic to Bacteria As a result, there is NO Habitable Environment for the bacteria to live & grow on the surface.

The DON'Ts:

  • Don't wait to clean up spills on stone. Clean up as quickly as possible. Don't use cleaners that contain acid; Example: Bathroom cleaners, Grout cleaners, Tub - or Tile cleaners etc.
  • Don't use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general purpose cleaners. Don't use abrasive cleaners, such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
  • Don't use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone

Are there special cleaning requirements for granite and quartz countertops?

Maintenance of granite and quartz surfaces is easy. For daily cleaning, a non-abrasive dishwashing liquid is recommended. Although granite is very solid and nearly non-porous, spills left on the surfaces for an extended time period may leave some residual staining - even if sealed properly. Most stains usually dissipate over time on their own. If immediate removal is desired, a stain-lifting poultice powder can be used.

Quartz surfaces such as Caesarstone are billed as "maintenance-free" and do not require sealing - otherwise they feature the same ease of daily cleaning as granite. Marble, because of its mineral makeup, requires a bit more care and maintenance, although in a bathroom which is where we typically install marble surfaces there are few issues.

How can I limit the staining of granite or marble?
- Wipe up spills on marble and granite as quickly as possible.
- Avoid using acidic or oil-based products on marble.


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Recommended Cleaner to use:

STONETECH - Revitalizer Cleaner & Protector

Vist the STONETECH website - click here

Features & Benefits:

  • Cleans everyday messes
  • Neutral, gentle formula
  • Great for all natural stone countertops such as Granite, Marble, Limestone, Slate, Terrazzo, Travertine & Sandstone. Ceramic Porcelain & Tile.

Directions:

  • Spray directly on soiled area
  • Wipe clean with a dry towel, lint free cloth / sponge. NO need to rinse.
  • Repeat for heavily soiled areas.

IF you have ANY questions, PLEASE contact us for more information.

Phone: (250) 545-2028 --- E-mail: adriaticgranite@shaw.ca