Know Your Stone
The natural stone countertop you have purchased for your home is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful. Make sure you understand which methods are best for your particular stone countertop.
Care & Cleaning
To maintain the appearance of your polished stone, clean it with lukewarm water, wipe it with a soft cotton cloth or paper towel and allow it to air dry. To get the longest life and preserve the beauty of your natural stone, follow these simple tips:
- If it is necessary to use a cleaner, treat stone surfaces with a neutral cleaner, stone soap or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent like Dawn. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with a soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use scouring powders or creams since they may scratch the surface.
- Use trivets or coasters under glasses or objects to help protect from scratches and etching. (Particularly those that contain citrus juices or wine).
- If you have a spill, blot with a paper towel immediately. Flush with mild soap and water and rinse several times. Dry with a cloth.
- We apply sealers to your stone countertop at the time of installation. Sealers need to be reapplied every 1-3 years.
Other stone considerations
- Other natural stones, such as Marble, Limestone, Travertine, and Soapstone have become increasingly popular for use as countertops and flooring. These softer alternatives offer numerous aesthetic and functional possibilities. They require sealers more frequently due to their porous surface.