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Keeping Your Natural Stone Countertop Timelessly Elegant

Updated: Apr 24

Natural stone countertops, with their unique patterns and robust nature, have long been a favorite in kitchens and bathrooms. However, to ensure they remain a centerpiece in your home, proper care is essential. Here are some expert tips to keep your natural stone countertops looking as pristine as the day they were installed.

Seal to Shield

Most natural stones are porous, which means they can absorb liquids and potentially stain. To protect your countertops, sealing is a crucial first step. A simple water test can tell you if sealing is needed: pour a bit of water on the most-used areas and let it sit for a few minutes. If a dark spot forms, it's time to re-seal.

Clean with Care

Daily cleaning should be done with a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for natural stones. Avoid acidic or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the sealant and the stone itself. Even household staples like vinegar or ammonia can be harmful.

Address Spills Promptly

Spills should be blotted up immediately to prevent staining. For stubborn stains, a poultice can be applied to draw out the stain. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid any damage.

Prevent Physical Damage

Use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain acidic drinks like citrus juices or alcohol. Similarly, place hot pots on trivets to avoid thermal shock, and always use cutting boards to prevent scratches.

Yearly Maintenance

Depending on the finish of your countertop, it may require yearly treatments with a special polish or mineral oil to maintain its luster and remove marks or scratches.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your natural stone countertops remain a timeless and functional feature in your home for years to come.

I hope this article provides the guidance needed to maintain the natural beauty of your stone surfaces. Remember, regular care not only preserves the appearance but also the longevity of your investment.

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