Here are the top 5 granite countertop maintenance products you should use. But why do you need these products? In fact, what you read about care and maintenance of natural stone countertops can be misleading.
For example, you should never clean granite tops with dishwashing soap or glass cleaner. And not all granite needs to be sealed. Also, you can actually ruin quartz countertops with alkaline cleaners.
Top 5 Granite Countertop Maintenance Products
Recommended Granite Sealer
Granite and natural stone tops usually need to be sealed to protect from stains. And a quality sealer can protect countertops from 3 – 10 years. So here are penetrating sealers that do not prevent a stain, but rather keep the stain from setting in. Stain cleaning is very easy when a penetrating sealer has been used.
Recommended Granite Cleaners
Do not clean your marble, granite, or limestone tops with dish soap. Instead, clean natural stone counters daily with a pH neutral stone cleaner. Here are two proven performers.
Granite Soap Film & Mineral Remover
A major reason for stone countertops losing their shine is because of soap film and soap scum build up. This often results from cleaning counters with dishwashing soap and not rinsing it off.
Maintenance of your granite tops should include a periodic “scrub” with soap film remover.
Granite Stain Remover
Removing stains from granite countertops can be as easy as spraying the tops with an oxygenated stone cleaner. For tough stains, you may need a stain removal poultice product. Learn more about stain removal from stone tops.
Disinfectant for Countertops
With concerns about Covid and disinfecting surfaces to protect people, it’s now more important than ever to disinfect surfaces in your home.
You should disinfect kitchen countertops and work surfaces, as well as bathroom tops and fixtures.
Recommended Quartz Countertop Maintenance Products
You can clean quartz tops with Windex or Dawn dish soap. Both are pH neutral and Windex will evaporate leaving no film or streaks. Here are other recommended quartz maintenance products.
Stone Glow has optical brighteners providing more shine after cleaning. And for conveniently cleaning granite or quartz tops, try some wipes. Stone Wipes are specially made for natural stone but work great on quartz. Simply wipe the counter and throw it away.
Silestone Recommended Maintenance Products
VIM® Actifizz® fizzes away dirt with effervescent technology. It’s the recommended cleaner for Silestone tops.
Q-Action is formulated to work well on quartz. It deep cleans your counters and removes stains such as wine, juice, oil, and markers. It contains self-drying components for a streak free shine.
Best granite care products for hotels and restaurants
Countertops and floors made of granite, marble, limestone, slate, travertine, onyx all need products specifically formulated for natural stone.
MB Stone offers a family of granite countertop maintenance products including Granite Impregnator Sealer, Stone Stain Remover, Marble & Granite Spray Cleaner, Soap Film & Mineral Deposit Remover, Environmentally Friendly Granite Cleaner, and Countertop Disinfectant & Sanitizer.
Several products are available in bulk sizes for commercial use – MB Stone Care Hotel & Restaurant Products.
Cost Saving Granite Countertop Maintenance Kits
Choose the combination of natural stone countertop maintenance products that serves you best. Note: When we install granite countertops, we provide all customers with a stone care kit that includes MB-24 Granite Sealer and MB-5 Granite Cleaner … all professional quality granite and marble care products! See all granite and marble maintenance product kits.
Eco-Friendly Granite Maintenance
If you’re committed to using earth-friendly, biodegradable cleaning products on stone countertops, you have several effective options.
MB-2 Alkaline HD Grout Cleaner – biodegradable, powerful cleaning agent, formulated to clean deep into grout
D2 Biological Outdoor Stone Cleaner – Eco Friendly non-bleach, biodegradable, no acids, no salts
Granite Countertop Repair Kits
Easily repair granite countertops and save hundreds with the Granite Countertop Repair Kit. Everything you need to repair granite cracks and chips. In fact, you can even improve granite seams.
This unique and convenient granite repair kit lets you restore and repair granite, marble, onyx, limestone, and other natural stone surfaces with this convenient to use product. You can even repair quartz and quartzite countertops. Learn more about granite and marble repair.
Granite Countertop Maintenance Videos & Instructions
Videos for granite sealing, cleaning, soap film removal, and stain removal. See Granite Care Instructions for “how to” video instructions for cleaning and sealing granite along with granite and marble stain removal.
Here’s where granite countertop maintenance professionals shop
As granite countertop contractors, we get all our supplies from the best name in our business – Braxton Bragg granite tools out of Tennessee. As a homeowner, you won’t have much need for the majority of products offered by BB. However, you will find granite care and maintenance products in their online catalog.
Also, MB Stone Care has always been our source for granite countertop maintenance products – all cleaners, sealers, and stain removers.
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