Granite worktops are a fantastic addition to almost any kitchen design. They look beautiful, and can go with a wide range of styles, colours and designs. As well as looking great, granite worktops have the added benefit of being a practical choice for your kitchen surfaces. They are good at resisting heat (Handy for all those pots, pans and hot plates!), are very sturdy work surfaces and also do not mark or stain easily.
As with any worktop however, its important to keep them clean and in good condition. Luckily, granite worktops can be an easy material to clean. With regular attention, you can keep your granite worktops looking like new for years to come. Take a look below at our advice on how to clean your granite worktops to find out more.
What not to use
As with most worktops, its important to know what works best and what not to use before you get started. This will help you to avoid any potential damage to your granite worktops and keep them looking shiny.
Although vinegar can be a very effective cleaning agent with many uses, this is one to keep away from granite surfaces. This is because vinegar can damage granite worktops due to its acidic properties, as well as potentially causing further damage overtime. You should also avoid using tough or harsh textured sponges as these can also unfortunately cause damage to granite worktops.
What you should do
The best way to look after your granite worktops is to clean them regularly. It is recommended that you clean them every day, or at least every couple of days if you can. Use a soft cloth with hot water and a little bit of soap when trying to tackle everyday marks and stains. Use the mixture of soap and hot water and scrub gently. Stay away from harsher cleaning products that aren’t designed for granite surfaces, as these can damage your worktops.
You can also use specialised granite cleaners to remove tough marks and stains. This will also help to keep your granite worksurfaces looking shiny and new. This technique is best done weekly, or at least once a month to keep your granite worktops in good condition.