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How to Clean Kitchen Countertops Properly

How to Clean Kitchen Countertops Properly

You probably already know that there is more to cleaning your kitchen countertops than just wiping them down with a cleaning solution. Every type of countertop material should be cleaned a specific way so as not to damage it. Depending on the type of countertops you have this guide will help you clean them safely.

  1. Granite: Keeping granite countertops clean is simple, which is one of the reasons people love them so much. All you need is warm, soapy water. Simply use dishwashing liquid! Dilute it and use a clean cloth to wipe down the counters, concentrating on any spots. To avoid water spots, dry the counter with a clean, dry towel.
  2. Laminate: Laminate countertops are one of the most common types of countertops found in homes today, and they are very easy to clean. Again, you can simply use dishwashing soap and water to wipe them down. Since laminate counters are easy to scratch, it’s important to avoid using brushes or scouring pads.
  3. Soapstone: Soapstone counters have typically treated with mineral oil, so it is important not to use harsh cleansers, or they will remove the shine. You can, again, just use dishwashing liquid and warm water. To avoid leaving streaks, make sure to dry the counters off after with a soft towel.
  4. Quartz: True quartz countertops are very resilient, and can handle harsher cleaning products. However, frequently using chemical cleaners on quartz can wear out the surface quickly. Dishwashing liquid and warm water a perfect for regular cleanings, but you can also use a glass cleaner on quartz counters to keep them looking shiny.
  5. Corian: Just like the other countertops, you can clean Corian countertops simply and easily with warm water and dishwashing liquid. Dry them to keep them looking like new!
  6. Concrete: Concrete countertops are becoming more and more popular today. Because concrete countertops are sealed you must use a neutral cleaner so you won’t erode the sealant. Again, dishwashing liquid and warm water will do the trick! Polish the counter afterward with a soft cloth in order to keep the concrete looking shiny and streak-free.

No matter what type of countertops you have, it is important to clean them with the right tools. It is easy to clean them daily with soap and water, which will help prevent stains and buildup down the road.

Thinking of installing new granite countertops? Contact us at Granite Top, Inc. today! We can help you plan your new kitchen.