Proper Care for Your Granite Countertops

 

Dressy kitchen with raised counter

Purchasing granite countertops in Atlanta is a wonderful way to accent your kitchen. Not only do they come in many styles, they also never go out of fashion and look fantastic. Not to mention, they’re durable and will last you a long time. However, that’s only if you take care of them properly.

Caring for Granite Countertops

When taking care of your granite counterstops, ditch the harsh cleaners and opt for more mild solutions instead. One great choice is a simple combination of dish soap and warm water. You can also use a solution of water and baking soda or a 50/50 mix of water and isoproply alcohol.

You should never use bleach, anything that’s ammonia-based, or any solution that consists of harmful chemicals. Doing so runs the risk of dulling or etching your beautiful granite counters. Additionally, avoid using anything that contains lemon, lime, or any other acidic compound because it could damage the finish.

To clean your granite counters, simply choose your preferred solution, wipe onto the surface with a soft sponge or cloth, and then wipe clean using a sponge or cloth soaked only in water.

In order to keep your counters looking their best, make sure you do the following:

  • Clean spills immediately. Letting spills sit on your counters could discolor them or affect their finish.
  • Always use a cutting board. Never cut directly onto your granite counters, as you could scratch or etch the surface.
  • Use a pot holder. Setting hot pots and pans directly onto your counters may not cause direct damage, but placing hot items on the cold surface during the winter months could cause your granite counters to crack.
  • Seal your counters. This preventative measure protects your granite from stains and other damage.

If you are interested in installing beautiful granite counters in your Atlanta kitchen, contact us today at Premier Surfaces. We service the Atlanta Metro area and all of North Georgia.

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  • Our kitchen looks awesome!

    “I wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience Mike and I had with putting in our granite counters last week. We had never done a make-over before, so when my husband suggested putting in granite counters I groaned.  Little did I know at the time how smooth and painless everyone at Premier Surfaces would make it. Every encounter was extremely professional. Our kitchen looks awesome and I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with such a great group of people. If we ever decide to do anything like that in the future we will use definitely use Premier Surfaces.”

    Mike and Janet

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    “I walked in on a Friday, and was surprised to see just how busy they were — always a good sign of how a business is doing. In the process of waiting my turn, a number of people asked if I had been assisted yet. Customer service isn’t something you get in most places these days. I walked around their facility and really got a different feel compared to how I felt at other granite shops. The selection was great, everyone was friendly, and they took the time to teach me about the differences in quality for all of the chioces of a fabricator out there. The professionalism, friendly and incredibly knowledgable staff set them apart from the other “competitors”. My kitchen looks beautiful and the investment in my home was well worth it to have it completed correctly THE FIRST TIME. I will be upgrading a few bathrooms in the future and can’t think of any other granite fabricator I’d rather use.”

    -Maggie