How To Care for your Granite or Marble Counter Tops

There are many questions regarding the proper care of Granite or Marble Counter tops, and sadly, there is a lot of misinformation out there on the web. This page will help to answer your questions and provide practical help to eliminate your concerns.
 

Your Granite or Marble counter tops will provide years of beauty, durability and ease of maintenance, but you may be worried about how to properly care for your investment. There are a few things to keep in mind regarding your Granite or Marble Counter-tops:
 

 GRANITE IS A QUARTZ BASED STONE AND IS ACID RESISTANT

Because of this, you need not worry about lemon juice, tomato juice and other common household items. 
They will not harm Granite.  
 This is NOT the case for Marble or Travertine, these are calcium based stone and acid sensitive.  You should also take care and avoid banging pots and bans on them.  And try to clean up right after cooking, don't leave any liquids sitting on the stone.  Especially oils, these will be absorbed by the stone and are difficult to remove.  
     


ALMOST ALL GRANITE IS RESIN IMPREGNATED IN THE FACTORY           
       Decorative Granite slabs are Resined in the Factory. 
       
       This gives you some protection, but most granite still remains porous!

GRANITE DOES NEED TO BE SEALED
Even though most Granite is resin impregnated in the factory, the process of grinding and polishing open pores.   Sealing granite and marble is similar to waxing a car but  much easier.  Pour some sealer on the stone, buff it in, buff off.  You're done!  Our granite and marble is sealed after fabrication. You should periodically (8 - 12 months) re-seal your granite or marble using  sealer.  (see our page to buy here)

Quartz Surfaces:

DAILY ROUTINE

Just use water, dish soap, and paper towel or a damp sponge to absorb any spills after food preparation. If needed, use any non-abrasive cleaner such as Formula 409, Lysol, Windex, and Fantastic to wipe away any excess. Be sure to dry the area thoroughly with a clean cloth. 

TOUGH SPOTS
● Leave any of the above cleaners to sit on the affected area for a few minutes;
● Soak the affected area with pads of paper towels for 5 to 10 minutes;
● Scrub the area gently with a non-scratch pad such as Scotch Brite pad in circular movement;
● Rinse with clean water thoroughly;
● Dry thoroughly.
For even tougher spots, use Soft Scrub Liquid Gel (with or without bleach). Leave the gel to sit on the affected area for a longer time and follow the same steps above. If needed, apply Windex streak free as the final step to clean any gel residue.

REMOVING ADHERED MATERIALS
(gums, nail polish, paint, etc.)
● Scrape the surface with a plastic putty knife or a razor.  Quartz Surfaces are very hard and will not be harmed by razor edges.
● Rinse with clean water thoroughly;
● Dry thoroughly.
● Any gray marks left by the blade can be removed with Soft Scrub Liquid Gel.
● If necessary, use Windex streak free to clean any gel residue.