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Natural Stone Kitchen Countertop Maintenance

Updated: Jul 10

Natural Stone Kitchen Countertop Maintenance
Natural Stone Kitchen Countertop Maintenance

Natural stone countertops add a timeless elegance to any kitchen, but they require proper care to maintain their beauty and durability. Whether you have marble, granite, quartzite, or another type of natural stone countertop, here are some essential maintenance tips to keep them looking their best for years to come:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Wipe down your countertops daily with a soft cloth or sponge and a mild, pH-balanced cleaner. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the stone's surface.

  2. Sealing: Depending on the type of stone, it's crucial to seal your countertops regularly to protect them from stains and spills. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the frequency of sealing, usually every 6 months to a year.

  3. Avoid Heat and Scratches: Natural stone is durable but can still be damaged by heat and scratches. Always use trivets or hot pads under hot pans or dishes, and never cut directly on the countertop surface.

  4. Clean Spills Promptly: Wipe up spills immediately, especially acidic substances like lemon juice, vinegar, or wine, as they can etch or stain the stone if left for too long.

  5. Use Cutting Boards: Even though natural stone is hard, it's not impervious to scratches. Always use cutting boards or mats when chopping or slicing food.

  6. Avoid Standing Water: Prolonged exposure to water can cause water spots or stains on some types of natural stone. Wipe up standing water around sinks or faucets promptly.

  7. Avoid Abrasive Cleaners: Stay away from abrasive cleaners or scrubbing pads, as they can scratch or dull the surface of your countertops.

  8. Professional Maintenance: Periodically, consider hiring a professional stone cleaner to deep clean and reseal your countertops, ensuring they stay in top condition.

Natural Stone Kitchen Countertop Maintenance

RTM Stone Works guarantees that by following these simple maintenance tips, you can protect your investment and enjoy the beauty of your natural stone kitchen countertops for years to come.


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