Stone countertops can last for decades with proper care and maintenance. It’s important to realize that even though stone is hard, it can be porous and susceptible to scratching, etching, and staining if not cared for properly. Stone is made up of organic compounds that vary in density depending on the material. Just use common sense in your daily life and you won’t have any problems.
Make sure you don’t leave any liquids sitting on the counter for long periods of time, especially oils. These liquids can seep into your stone and stain. Be kind to your stone and it will be kind to you!
For everyday care of your countertops, we recommend using warm water and a cloth. For more substantial spills, use a non-abrasive kitchen cleaner.
General-purpose sprays are suitable as long as they are non-caustic and bleach-free. We do not recommend the use of vinegar or bathroom cleaners on any stone. Many stores now carry granite and natural stone cleaners that are specially formulated for use on stone.
Always use coasters and trivets on your countertops. This will prevent thermal expansion which can cause cracks and even scorch marks for very hot items.
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