Granite Care Best Practices & Recommended Products

Finally, granite care best practices from someone you can trust.  No “secrets” just effective proven methods, products, and science.  Granite cleaning, sealing, disinfecting, stain removing, and repair.  I’ll share with you granite care best practices that I’ve learned over 17 years in the granite and quartz countertop business.

Granite Care & Quartz Countertop Care Manual
Download the new Granite Countertop Owner’s Manual V3.0

But not just granite and quartz counters – these recommendations cover all natural stone surfaces.

Also, I’ll point you to recommended granite and natural stone care products.  Most of the products I recommend are from MB Stone Care but I’ve tested every major brand of stone care products.

Rare Earth Stone cleaning and sealing supplies is my online store, so purchasing through Rare Earth supports my small family business.

Did you get a granite countertop care owner’s manual when your new stone tops were installed? Probably not.  Good advice and proper granite and marble care instruction is seldom provided by granite counter installers or contractors.

For example, if you were told to clean your countertops with Windex or dish soap, you were given bad advice.  If you want a short cut to recommended stone care practices, you can get the Kindle version of my Granite Countertop Owner’s Manual.  However, you’ll find all the content of the manual in this Granite Care Pro site.

Earth Friendly Granite Care

Explore granite care products and packaging that are environmentally friendly and support sustainability efforts.  You have options for environmentally-conscious products that are both effective and smart.  See Earth Friendly Granite Products.

Granite Care Best Practices

Granite care best practices include good answers to good questions – how to make granite shine, how to fix dull granite around your sink.  Also, how to get stains out of granite, how to remove oil stains from granite, and granite restoration.  What’s the best material for kitchen countertops?  And the best material for a bathroom vanity?  Which stones to use for counters – Onyx Countertops, Limestone Countertops, Marble.

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Learn how to properly clean granite countertops, how to properly seal granite, and how to remove granite stains.  Moreover, here’s how to repair granite cracks & chips, and much more.

We understand the science of stone countertop care.  We have manufactured and installed thousands of granite countertops. Simple care and countertop maintenance will help preserve the beauty of your stone tops and granite top tables for years.

Professional Granite Care Tips

How To Properly Seal Granite Countertops

Here’s how to seal granite countertops, if they need it.  Top 5 granite sealers, How to Seal Marble Countertops, How to Seal Limestone Countertops, Sealing Quartz Countertops.  Determine how well your tops are protected from staining and also learn how to easily seal your own granite countertops with professional quality yourself. More …

The Right Way To Clean Granite Countertops

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Earth Friendly Granite Cleaner

Granite cleaning guidelines provided by granite installers can be misleading. If you were told to clean your countertops with glass cleaner or dish soap, you were given bad instructions. Here’s the right way to clean granite countertops

How To Repair Granite Countertops

Are your stone countertops chipped? You can repair granite countertops and minor granite damage yourself.  So you save money, with better results than many professional granite contractors will provide too! See Wall Protection & Supports Under Granite Bar Top (Video, Photos).  How to secure a dishwasher to your granite countertop (video).  And the best way to support undermount sinks to granite.  Here’s how to repair granite and marble tops

Disinfecting Granite Countertops – Latest Recommendations

Corona virus concerns have put a focus on disinfecting surfaces including countertops, fixtures, door knobs.  UVC light has its place but sanitizing cleaners are your best bet to disinfect your quartz and granite countertops. I’m working on new articles in the Clean, Disinfect, Sanitize, Sterilize segment.  Meanwhile, here are the new EPA certified disinfectant solutions.

Rare Earth Stone offers MB Stone Care MB9 as an effective mold & mildew cleaner for stone countertops and bathroom fixtures –  See how to sanitize kitchen and bath surfaces.

Granite Stain Removal

Granite care best practices include how to prevent stains and how to remove granite stains.  Here’s the granite stain removal guide with proven directions to restore your granite countertops to their original beauty.

You’ll find instructions for stain removal from granite, marble, limestone, and other natural stones. Also, MB Stone Stain Reaper will pull oil stains out of granite and marble.  For the easiest method of removing stains from stone countertops, try the new granite stain removal poultice pods.

Restore Dull Granite Counters

If you clean your granite or other natural stone countertops with dish soap, you’re bound to get a soap film build-up on your tops. However, here’s how to easily remove the soap film and restore the shine to your countertops. Restore shine to dull counters

Commercial Stone Care – Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Offices

Granite care best practices extends to commercial spaces, not just the home.  In fact, natural stone tops in high traffic areas need stain protection and strong cleaning and disinfecting more than granite countertops in your home.  Here’s my recommended products for commercial stone care (mostly larger, economical sizes of the same powerful granite care products for the home).

Quartz Countertop Care

Granite Countertop Care Video Instructions

Should You Seal Granite Tables?

Marble & granite countertop care in restaurants & hotels

Recommended Granite Care Products

Granite Cleaner, Granite Sealer, Granite Soap Film Remover

Professionally seal and clean your own granite countertops with quality stone care products made specifically for natural stone. Natural stone care products for floors, walls, and countertops made of granite, marble, limestone, slate, travertine, and more.  MB 24 Granite Barrier Sealer – order direct from the manufacturer.

Granite Countertop Care Kits

Granite countertop care kits and value packs feature combinations of highly rated granite sealer, granite cleaner, and granite soap film remover. You can do your own granite countertop maintenance and save money.

Granite & Marble Repair Kits

The best granite and marble repair kit I’ve found for DIY at home provides everything you need to repair granite, marble, limestone, sandstone, travertine, and all other natural stone countertops. Repair scratches, chips, and seams. Professional results on quartz countertop repairs too.  Marble Repair Kits.

Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Care

Coming soon – Granite Outdoors. How to Seal Granite Outdoors, How to Clean Granite Outdoors. Recommended material for outdoor kitchen tops. Weatherproof supports.  I’m compiling information to share from my professional experience cleaning and protecting outdoor stone tops and tables.

Outdoor Kitchen Countertop Care

5 Best Outdoor Countertop Materials

Granite Countertop Supports

Granite Countertop Brackets Made in the USA

How to choose brackets to support granite

Supports for hotels & restaurants

Quartz Countertop Supports

How to Support Granite Counter Tops (Video install)

Outdoor Granite Supports – Stainless steel brackets for outdoor, shower, salt water, sauna.  Weatherproof designs.

Products Page – Granite Countertop Care Products

Products Page – Granite Countertop Supports