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A Guide to Cleaning Granite Surfaces with Natural Cleansers

by Philip Smith Inbound Marketing Manager

Granite is a natural stone, which people use to build floors, walls, and counters in their home. It is a hard and durable material that comes with decades’ long performance.

Since, as mentioned it is a natural stone, it has countless tiny pores on its surface. These pores goes across the stone, and can often cause the stone to change its appearance, especially due to non-maintenance.

As a maintenance measure, you should clean your stone surface and remove dust and dirt from it every day, and do not let any colorful food or beverage spill sit on it for long. They can cause permanent staining.

In addition to that, when you use a chemical or alkaline based cleanser to remove those stains, the stone tend to lose its color.

So, artificial cleansers are a big no for granite.

This article will guide you on cleaning granite counters and floors using natural cleansers (which you can prepare at your home) –

Routine Cleaning –

Cleaning stone surfaces should be a routine. And there should be no skip for that. If you have granite counter, then the routine should be to wipe the counter after every cooking session.

Likewise, you should vacuum or broom your granite flooring based on the amount of traffic your floor receives on a daily basis. If it is a high traffic area, the floor should be broomed and wiped twice or thrice every day.

Mopping –

You should use fresh water for mopping or wiping the stone floor and counter only. For disinfecting the stone surface, you could consider adding a few drops of a good quality disinfectant. Nothing else is required for cleaning, mopping, washing, and wiping the stone surface.

Stain Removal –

You should not use ammonia, vinegar, lime, lemon, and bleach to remove stains from granite flooring and counter. These products can cause discolored patches on the stone.

As a solution, you could consider preparing a solution by mixing distilled water, a few drops of liquid dish wash, and a few spoonsful of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Spray this solution on the stained areas, let it sit there for 10 to 15 minutes, and you will be able to wipe the stain off from the stone after that.

This article has been brought to you by ShadesOfStone.com, one of the trusted stone tile stores in US.


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