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How to Clean My Granite Worktop?

How to Clean My Granite Worktop?

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The permanence of this very prestigious stone is guaranteed to last almost a lifetime if maintained properly. This stone was more widely used in big hotels, museums for the exterior and interior of larger establishments. However, now more popularly used for kitchen worktops and bathroom vanity tops. It is important to care for this stone the right way on a daily basis so its natural beauty shines through.

DAY – TO – CLEANING

Simply, using a lint free cloth and warm soapy water will clean your granite worktop.  It is advisable not to use any harsh chemical or abrasives as this can over long periods discolour your granite worktop. A solution of water and vinegar or glass sprays can also work quite effectively. A common problem in the UK is the build-up of lime scale around the sink area as a result of hard water.  The best solution for this is to clean and wipe after use to avoid any build up that would affect the colour of the granite, especially those darker in colour.

How do I know if my worktop needs sealing?

  1. Soak a paper towel with water and leave on the worktop for 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes lift the paper towel.
  3. If the worktop has darkened in colour it is time for your worktop to be sealed.

 

How do I seal my worktop?

Firstly, make sure the granite worktop is clean and dry. Using a clean lint free cloth gently and evenly buff in granite sealant, recommended by your granite supplier. Leave the sealant to absorb for approximately 2 hours and then apply another layer. Leave the sealant to work overnight and then using a clean lint free cloth buff away any excess sealer.

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