Granite and quartz are two of the most durable materials you can have for a countertop, but you still want to clean it properly to be sure it keeps its natural beauty.
How to Clean your Granite and Quartz Countertops
Use warm water and a small amount of mild detergent, be sure you do not use an abrasive soap. Rinse with warm water and dry thoroughly with a clean soft cloth to keep it looking like new. Bacteriological studies have shown granite to be easily disinfected so mild soaps work just fine. There are many other cleaners and disinfectants made especially for quartz based stones on the market. If you have any doubt on what to use, just ask!
Do’s & Don’ts of Granite and Quartz Countertop Care
- DO Clean surfaces with mild detergent
- DO Rinse the surface thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth
- DO Blot up spills immediately
- DO Protect countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets and placemats
- DON’T Use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids.
- DON’T Use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub and tile cleaners
- DON’T Use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers
- DON’T Mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas
- DON’T Ever mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so
More questions about regular maintenance and care for your granite to quartz? Just ask!