After deciding on your dream kitchen worktops, you’ll want to make sure they stay in prime condition for as long as possible. As one of the busiest rooms in your home, the kitchen sees more than its fair share of spills and stains – but with a touch of TLC, you can keep your much-loved surfaces looking pristine.
Whether you’re already enjoying your brand new worktops or you’re awaiting your order, in today’s post, we’re going to tell you how to look after granite worktops once they’ve been installed.
Stay on top of spills
Caring for granite worktops is about more than just regularly cleaning them; you’ll want to make sure you’re wiping up water spills and food splashes on a daily basis to ensure your worktops keep their shine. By ridding your worktops of everyday dust and dirt, you can preserve your granite’s appeal for longer.
If possible, clean up any spillages as soon as they occur. Simply use a soft material like a cloth or kitchen roll to blot – not wipe – away any excess liquid. Wiping spillages will cause liquids to spread and could end up damaging your surfaces. You should also avoid placing hot pans, dishes or plates directly onto the granite, and make sure cups and jugs of liquid are placed onto coasters or similar – as this will act as a protector between the moisture and work surface.
Choose your materials
In order to carefully maintain the appearance of your worktops, you should simply use clean, chemical-free warm water for the daily wipe down. However, for a deeper clean, you’ll need something more thorough. Stay away from chemical-heavy detergents and harsh scrubbing sponges – which can scratch and damage your worktops – and, instead, mix a pH-neutral cleaner with some warm water and clean down the surfaces with a soft cloth.
Maintain the area
On your mission to keep your granite worktops gleaming, it’s important that you don’t overlook other areas of your kitchen. From your sink unit to your oven top, by paying attention to all areas of your kitchen, you can keep your home looking newer for longer. So, while honing in on deep cleaning your granite worktops, be sure to wipe up any surrounding spillages and remove any excess dirt or dust.
So, now you know everything there is to know about looking after granite worktops, whether you’re already the proud owner of beautiful granite surfaces or yet to choose the style for you, rest assured that you’ll be able to enjoy your stunning worktops for years to come. Check out our other blog posts for more top tips.