Tricks to Better Cleaning Your Stone Countertops
Each stone countertop material has a best different way to be cleaned. Learn the best way to clean your kitchen and bathroom countertops. Also, take a look at the following tips cleaning tips that will make your life easier.
1. Clear the clutter. Place all items possible in mail bins, key racks or baskets.
2. Use a plastic scraper or an old credit card to sweep crumbs. Use the card on the surface sweeping crumbs to your hand or the sink.
3. Clear food that got stuck to the surface by spraying it with cleaner and using said sweeper to scrape off the residue.
4. Wipe the surface with a germ killing cleaner that is safe.
5. Dry with a microfiber cloth.
Cleaning Granite Countertops
1. Wipe the countertop with warm, soapy water and rinse. Don´t use abrasive cleansers or scrub pads as they can scratch the surface.
2. Mix baking soda and water or talk with a diluted solution of ammonia, bleach or hydrogen peroxide to remove stains.
3. Scrub the stains with the paste and a soft brush.
4. Rinse thoroughly.
5. Seal with a sealer that is appropriate for stones to help prevent stains and make it easier to clean.
Stone Countertops: Limestone, Slate and Soapstone
1. Wipe the countertop with warm, soapy water, a mild bleach solution, or a non-abrasive cleaner. Be careful when using bleach solutions as they may damage the surface or change its color. Always test first before spraying all over the countertop.
2. Use a soft tooth brush to scrub gently.
3. To remove stains, use a kitchen cleaner or a mixture of white vinegar and water. If the surface feels sticky, rub with a paste of baking soda and water.
4. Rinse thoroughly.
Cleaning Marble Countertops
1. Clean your countertop regularly with a damp microfiber cloth to avoid streaks.
2. Dry with a clean cloth. Never let the surface air dry because marble is prone to water spots.
3. If you want a deeper clean us a ph neutral dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water.
4. Rinse thoroughly and dry completely.
5. Clean acidic liquids immediately such as wine, tomatoes and orange juice because they may spoil your marble.
6. For stains you are not able to remove, you may call us for recommendations.
7. Use a product especially created for marble´s porous surface to seal it. With the above steps you should have enough to be able to clean your natural stone countertops thoroughly.
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