How to Clean Kitchen Countertops: Granite, Quartz, and Marble & More

Cleaning your kitchen countertops the right way is a must because this is the only way they will maintain their beautiful and original appearance. Additionally, the right cleaning methods will allow your countertops to last, so you need to make sure you are taking all of the right steps and that you are using suitable products.

The first step is to understand the material of your countertops, as this will allow you to proceed in the right direction. Every material has its own cleaning requirements and maintenance needs, so you need to understand this aspect. The following guide will provide you with a better understanding of the proper precautions that need to be taken based on the type of material you have in your kitchen.

Marble and Granite Countertops

You will need water, dish soap, microfibre cloths, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, tape, and plastic wrap. A mixture of warm water and mild dish soap should be used for everyday cleaning, and you should use a microfibre towel to shine up the stone afterward. To eliminate oil-based stains, use a paste of baking soda and water, and if you want to get rid of water-based stains, use hydrogen peroxide. Apply your paste to the stain and cover it with plastic wrap. Tape down the edges to secure the wrap and allow the paste to sit for a couple of days, after which you can rinse it off. Marble and granite countertops need to be resealed regularly because this will protect them against stains, and it is recommended that you reseal granite once a year, whereas marble countertops should be resealed every few months.

Quartz Countertops

You will need dish soap, water, microfiber cloths, and non-abrasive surface cleaner, and non-abrasive sponges. You can use mild soap and water to wash your countertops, and because quartz countertops are largely stain-resistant, you probably won’t come across any stains. If you do, try using soap and water first to see if you can remove it and if that doesn’t work, use your glass cleaner and a non-abrasive sponge.

Laminate Countertops

You will need water, mild household cleaner, microfiber cloths, and baking soda. You need to stay away from harsh products that contain acid and should not use scouring pads or steel wool to clean your countertops. A clean cotton cloth with water and a mild liquid detergent should do the trick, so use these to wipe down your counter. To remove stains, make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to the stain and let it sit for five minutes, after which you can rinse it off with a soft cloth. Make sure you don’t scrub because baking soda is a mild abrasive.

The experts at Nova Stone will provide you with more information regarding the proper cleaning methods, and our team will help you make informed decisions regarding your kitchen countertops. If you are in the Sudbury or North Bay areas, contact us today!