Granular-like structure made of hard, crystalline minerals, granite is not your everyday kitchen worktop, so it needs particular care. In order to clean granite countertops, use soap or liquid dishwashing soap. Do not use ammonia based products (such as Windex), bleach, vinegar, or steel wool pads on your granite.
Do I need to seal my granite worktop?
Yes. You should reseal your granite annually with a natural stone sealer.Granite is very low maintenance, once to twice a year it will require sealing. This is a very simple and inexpensive process. Most fabricators will have sealed the worktops once prior to install or upon completing the installation. You should verify with your installers that this has been done.
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Granite Slab Heavy Duty Stone Cleaning
When stone has been neglected, it will need a heavy-duty stone cleaner and de-greaser to effectively remove dirt, grease, grime, and waxes. These cleaning products are concentrated and designed to deeply clean your granite worktop without damaging it. Heavy duty cleaning your granite should be best left to professionals, so we recommend consulting one prior to applying any products.
Stain Removal for Granite
Check with your fabricator for the best method of removing any stain on your granite that does not clean up with liquid dish soap and water.
How To Restore Granite
Granite is the hardest and densest stone available. It is so tough that buffering pads embedded with diamond dust must be used to achieve a polished look. Although some re-polishing can be done in the field, it can never fully restore its original appearance.