Thursday, February 28, 2013


Granite is a practical countertop material. Granite countertops will retain their beauty and depth of shine for many years to come, as well as add a great deal of value to your home.

Understanding the care of your granite countertops will protect your investment:

  • Never use any ammonia product to clean your granite countertops, as this can eventually dull the finish of your countertops.
  • If you feel something is stuck to the surface of the countertop, double-00 fine steel wool or a razor blade may be used to take it off.
  • Use warm, soapy water to clean the surface of your granite countertops. Specialized stone cleaners may be used. These cleaners can be purchased from any tile store.
  • You may cut directly on the stone surface. It is recommended that if you are going to do any cutting in the same place, you should use a cutting board. Repeated cutting on the stone surfaces will dull your knife.
  • Hot pots and pans can be placed directly on the granite countertop surface without the use of a potholder. However, do not slide the pot on the surface of the granite, as the pot may have a metal spur that could scratch the surface of the granite.
  • We recommend that you apply a granite sealer to your tops once every six months. Granite sealer can be found at any Home Depot store.