Routine Countertop Care
Use soap or liquid dishwashing soap to clean your countertops. Do not use ammonia based products (such as Windex), bleach, vinegar, or steel wool pads on your granite.

Sealing Your Countertops
You should re-seal your granite annually with a natural stone sealer. See the information below.

Granite Slabeavy Duty Stone Cleaning
When stone has been neglected, it will need a heavy-duty stone cleaner and degreaser to effectively remove dirt, grease, grime, and waxes. These cleaning products are concentrated and designed to deeply clean the stone without damaging it. Heavy duty cleaning is best left to professionals, so we recommend consulting one prior to applying any products.

Stain Removal for Granite
Check with your fabricator for the best method of removing any stain that does not clean up with liquid dish soap and water.

Granite is the hardest and densest stone available. It is so tough that buffering pads embedded with diamond dust must be used to achieve a polished look. Although some repolishing can be done in the field, it can never be fully restored its original appearance.

What to Know About Sealing Granite
Granite is very low maintenance, once to twice a year it will require sealing. This is a very simple and inexpensive process. Most fabricators will have sealed the countertops once prior to install or upon completing the installation. You should verify with your installers that this has been done. You can buy sealer at most home improvement stores and it normally costs between $12-$15 for a 32oz. spray bottle.

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