Daily Care and Use
· Blot up spills in a timely manner
· Clean countertops frequently with a PH neutral cleaner, 409 Natural Stone Cleaner, or mild dishwashing soap
· Use a soft, clean rag to clean the granite
· Be sure to rinse after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft clean towel
· Avoid using too much soap, as this may leave a film and cause streaks
· Avoid using scouring powders, pads or creams which may scratch the surface and break down the protective sealant
· High and low temperatures will not harm your granite. However, it is suggested to use hot pads or trivets to avoid breaking down the protective sealant
· Cutting foods directly on your countertops will dull your knives very quickly and may scratch the granite. Trivets and cutting boards are always recommended
Your granite will be sealed after installation. This helps prevent the absorption of any compound that can stain your tops. Sealants are designed to fill the pores of the material, preventing bacteria, food and liquids from penetrating the stone. Resealing depends on the type of stone you have and how much use your work surfaces. The sealer that we use is marketed as a lifetime sealer, and in most cases will not need to be re applied. To test if the sealer is working, place a few drops of water on your work surface. If the water soaks in quickly, then it’s time to reseal. If it beads up, as it should, it is protected. To seal, simply wipe countertops down. Put a small amount of sealer on a paper towel and let it set for five minutes and then lightly buff off excess with a terry cloth.
Never use any abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scrub pads as they will dull and tarnish the finish. You should rinse, wash with soap and clean water, and thoroughly dry your sink after each use. Wiping is the key; this will inhibit water spotting and mineral deposits in severe hard water conditions.
Daily cleaning may be done with any non-abrasive cleaner (Soft Scrub, Bar Keeper’s Friend, Blancoclean or dishwasher soap). After every use, rinse and wipe the sink dry with a clean, soft cloth to eliminate any water spots or soap film build-ups. Stubborn stains can be removed with bleach and water, baking soda, or vinegar.