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Kitchen Cleanup: 3 Tips for Cleaning Your Counter Tops

If you’ve invested in beautiful stone kitchen countertops, it’s important to know how to clean them and keep them from becoming damaged. Learn how to remove stains from your dirty countertops without damaging the specific surface stone. 

Countertops from butcher’s block to natural stone need to be cleaned regularly. These tips can help get you started! #RDMarble Click To Tweet

What are some tried and true ways to clean your kitchen countertops? 

Make sure you’re using the right cleaning agents on your specific countertop type. Something too rough could damage the surface and not using the right techniques can leave your countertops even filthier. Let’s look at natural stone, engineered stone, and solid surface countertop cleaning solutions: 

  1. Natural Stone
  2. Quartz
  3. Solid Surfaces

1) Natural Stone

Granite countertops are great for home improvement projects because it adds value, style, and luxury to the home. Give it a good wipe down with the right cleaning agents to keep your natural stone counter tops fresh and clean.  

  • Dish soap and water in a spray bottle 
  • Isopropyl alcohol solution 
  • Microfiber or other soft cloths

Pro Tip: Avoid acidic natural cleaners like vinegar and lemon juice on marble countertops because they can scratch the surface of your beautiful stone. 

2) Quartz

Quartz counter tops are easy to maintain and keep in perfect condition for years to come. To clean, just wash it down with soap and water or mild detergent. There’s no need to seal or reseal engineered stone throughout its lifetime.

  • Soap and water
  • Mild detergent
  • Hydrogen peroxide

3) Solid Surfaces

Cleaning of solid surface countertops is relatively easy. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down the surfaces, then clean with mild dish soap and water. You can also use ammonia-based cleaners such as most glass or all-purpose cleaners. Prevent water spots by towel drying the surface.

  • Glass cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner 
  • Dish soap and water

Keeping Your Countertops Looking Like New

Cleaning your kitchen counter tops should be done regularly for the best results. Keeping your kitchen clean is a great start to a clean home, why not get started now? Or, you can contact our countertop experts for a quote on installation. 

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