A beautiful countertop can be the focal point of your kitchen, so you want to keep it looking like new. It only takes a few basic maintenance steps to keep your countertop clean, but ignoring these steps could lead to permanent staining, mold, and mildew. If you have a granite, marble, or other natural stone countertop, following these basic care instructions will keep them looking like new for years to come.
- Use a mild soap or pH neutral cleaner along with a clean, dry cloth or microfiber towel to clean your countertops.
- Use harsh chemical cleaners or cleaners containing citrus, vinegar, bleach, or other acidic substances. Harsh and acidic substances can wear away your countertop’s seal and weaken the integrity of the stone.
- Use scouring pads, powder-based cleaners, or other abrasives to clean your countertop. This can damage the surface and lead to staining.