If you have many stone counters in your home, you may be worried about them cracking or staining over time. This is a common concern of many homeowners, but there are many ways to keep your counters looking good as new for years to come.
Protect your stone counters by…
- Not placing hot items directly onto the surface of your countertops
- Using coasters
- Cleaning up spills ASAP
- Using a cutting board
- Not sitting or standing on them
- Using only mild cleaners with non-abrasive sponges or pads (even better if the soap is environmentally friendly)
- Applying a seal annually
Keeping your stone countertops looking glossy and beautiful for years to come doesn’t have to be a formidable task. Treating your stone countertops with care on a day-to-day basis, whether they’re marble or granite, will make all the difference in their appearance and ability to hold up over time. Not setting hot items down on their surface, using coasters for hot and cold drinks, cleaning up the occasional spill, using a cutting board, not sitting or standing on them, and opting for mild/environmentally friendly cleaners with non-abrasive pads are just a few of the ways you can be kind to your countertops every day. Applying a sealant is a task that can be done less frequently, but will still be sure to create a barrier to buy time to clean up a potential spill before it seeps into the stone. This will ultimately protect the investment you made for the countertops to be in your home and will also make future cleaning easier!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the specific type of stone countertops you have in your home, existing stains or cracks that you want to be removed, more tips on how to protect or restore your stone counters, or help with the sealing process, give us a call and we’d be happy to help!