Do’s and Don’ts of Granite & Quartz countertops Care
Granite and Marble Product & Care Information
Natural Stone Care Facts:
Stone is a material that is made of natural minerals that may react to chemicals that are not intended for stone care use. Stone is a common term that classifies: marble, granite, slate, limestone, terra cotta, and pavers. Understand that marble is made from calcium, just like your teeth and it needs to be cared for properly. Most mineral surfaces are porous and act like a sponge in the presence of moisture and fluids. Since most natural stones are by no means impervious to staining, a penetrating sealer should be applied for protection. However, even when sealed, some natural stones are still susceptible to staining. It is vital to maintain natural stone in accordance to stone care recommendations.
- Natural Stone should be sealed with sealer at least once a year. (You can purchase sealer from Granite and Marble Express)
- Always maintain stone with clean rayon mops, sponges, towels, or rags.
- Replace old mops, towels and rags frequently because they lose their cleaning ability as they age.
- Always remove loose debris from stone surfaces to prevent scratching.
- Pick up spills immediately to prevent staining and etching.
- Use coasters under drink glasses to help prevent glass rings from occurring.
- Popular products that damage stone surfaces: Juices, shaving cream, alcoholic beverages, soda, perfume/cologne, nail polish remover, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, cooking oil, supermarket cleaning chemicals, dishwashing soap, hair perm chemicals, shampoos, and body soaps that contain EDTA, rock salt, sand, toothpaste, drain openers, toilet bowl cleaners, and any fluid that contains an acid or alkali.