Verde Butterfly, Granite
Granite quickly became a popular material in baths and kitchens about 20 years ago and the countertops installed then are still in great condition. Now that Granitex Corp. has installed your granite countertops, making your kitchen a beautiful addition to your home and not just a place to cook and eat, you’ll want to take care of it.

Granite - Healthy Choice?

An important fact that you should know is that granite is very resistant to bacteria. Bacteria and germs are an important issue to be concerned with in any bath or kitchen, thus this makes granite a great choice. And in a busy home with children, knowing that your granite countertops are stain-resistant should add to peace of mind.

How to Clean Granite Countertops?

But that glossy shine you’re in love with will need some attention for care and maintenance. Granitex Corp. will have already applied a sealant when we fabricated your granite countertops and then we apply sealant again after we install them. But you will need to do your part going forward and clean them regularly with care in what method and products you use.

First thing you should know: You do not need to buy any special equipment or products. Using warm, soapy water with a soft rag is enough and wipe your granite countertops down. Then use a clean soft rag damped with clear, warm water to thoroughly rinse the soap residue.

What you don’t want to use on your granite countertops is bleach, vinegar, or cleaning products like Windex. These are acidic products that will dull your granite countertops as well as weaken the sealant we put on them. You should not use any abrasive cleaner or pads either. These can scratch your new granite countertops.

What About When Stains Happen?

No matter how careful you are with anything in life, things happen, even getting stains on your granite countertops can happen. So you not only need to know how to clean those countertops, you’ll want to know how to remove any stains too. And just like cleaning them, removing stains won’t require any special equipment or product either.

Create a paste-like substance by mixing baking soda and water. Then using a clean, soft cloth, gently scrub the stained area with the paste then rinse with clean, clear water and gently wipe dry. If it is a tough stain, you may need to repeat this process more than once.

Extremely tough stains you should cover the area with the above-mixed paste then place plastic wrap over it, taping the edges down. Let this sit, allowing the paste to dry, which can take an hour or could take a few days. Once the paste has dried, wipe it off with a clean, dry, soft cloth then wipe with a clean, damp cloth.

A clean, soft rag dampened with cooking oil will return the shine back on your granite countertop and will re-enforce the stain-resistance again. Simply buff the area with a soft rag using the cooking oil.

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