Natural granite is a very hard stone that has a lot of qualities that make it extremely popular in the construction and design. Zero water absorption and low absorption of moisture make it extremely resistant to all kinds of contamination.
Well, of course, the granite has also aesthetic properties. Although it doesn’t have such shining palette like natural marble, granite is distinguished for its unique beauty and elegance.
The convenience and functionality of the kitchen are directly dependent on the materials from which furniture and other interior items are made. If you choose a granite for countertops installation, you’ll get many benefits. One of the main advantages of granite countertops installation is easy cleaning. But, in order to maintain the natural splendor of the granite countertops, you should consider the following cleaning tips.
Proper exploitation of granite surfaces will allow them to retain their original appearance for a long time. As a rule, to clean the countertops from granite it’s enough to wipe them periodically with a damp sponge. This is how you can easily get rid of any pollution. If the contamination spotted on the countertop cannot be removed in this way, try using a dishwashing detergent. After applying for detergent, rinse the granite countertops thoroughly with water in order not to leave colored stains. It’s not recommended to use any laundry detergents to clean the countertops from natural stone as they can scratch its surface.
There are times when the liquid hasn’t been removed in time from the countertop surface and because of it, stubborn stains are formed, which can penetrate deeply into the stone structure and damage it. For example, such stains can be caused by juices and coffee.
For removing, you can use the following method. The first thing to do is to soak the stain with hot water, then wipe the surface and cover the stain with a layer of paper napkins, also soaked in hot water. For better contact with the dirty surface of the napkin, it is necessary to press it with a weighty load and leave it for a long time. Gradually, napkins will absorb the dirt particles. If this method does not bring the success, you can try to remove stains from the countertop using acetic acid lotions.
Well, the most effective, although somewhat costly, way to restore the former appearance of the granite countertop is the new polishing of its surface.