Best Cleaning Tips for Cleaning Granite Slabs Safely

With the growing popularity and introduction of the latest trend in the modern interior home decoration, many people today dream of possessing a newly updated home. Moreover, if your home contains a kitchen with granite topped furniture and fittings, thereby augmenting the beauty of the interior, nothing can be a better option. However, it can be a nightmare for homeowners to clean and maintain granite slabs properly.

Although fairly scratch and heat resistant, granite, like wood and glass, is a sensitive material that requires its own cleaning manual. Many of us assume that granite can be cleaned with any all-purpose cleaner available in the market. However, these cleaners may contain ammonia or other harsh chemicals and hence using such product can damage or scratch the granite’s surface.

Steps to safely clean your granite surfacing

1. For users, it is important to know that identifying dirt on granite is not an easy task. That is why at Sun Marble, we always advise our clients to feel the surface well before cleaning and our team professionals will assist homeowners with valid instruction on their every purchase. Firstly, to dust the surface, using a microfiber cloth is the best option. These cloths lift dirt rather than pushing it into the corner and are a safe choice to scratchy paper towels.

2. Go for a pH-balanced cleaning solution and avoid using window cleaners, bleach or other all-purpose cleaners that will cause damage to the granite’s sealant. Following up a pH-balanced detergent will help in eliminate streaks, in addition to removing dirt. Get a quart-sized squirt bottle to mix water with a small quantity of pH-balanced dish washing soap.

3. To the mixture, you can also add a ¼ cup of isopropyl rubbing alcohol if you want to make your granite tops germ free, thereby restoring their natural beauty. This reasonably priced cleaner will leave your kitchen surfaces shiny and streak-free.

4. Then simply finish cleaning the surface by running the palm of your hand over it.

Homeowners must keep in mind that dirty spots that easily hide within the intricate designing of the natural stone are often hard to see with the naked eye. You can try a simple palm test, as it will alert you to any missed stains on top of the smooth, soft surfacing. Thus, in a clean, fresh and great looking kitchen you will love the ambiance from that first cup of coffee in the morning until you put off the lights and head to bed at night.


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