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How to Properly Clean Your Countertops: Do’s & Don’ts

Let’s ask you one simple question: How often do you sanitize your countertops? Some might say, “everyday!” while others may look around in shock and ask, “Do people actually clean them that frequently?”

The truth is, many people become lazy and look at the surface and think it’s clean. Or even worse, people refer to the “wipe away” method! They simply see a few grease spots, take their napkin, and swipe rather harshly on the kitchen countertop or table.

We are really sorry to burst your bubble, but this is not the proper method you should be taking to clean your nice countertops!

Here’s a quick guide on how to properly clean your countertops:

Do’s

First thing is first, depending on the type of surface you have, whether it is marble, granite, quartz, porcelain or more, we suggest you visit your local home product store and purchase a specific “granite cleaner” or “marble cleaner” spray to thoroughly sanitize your kitchen surfaces.

We understand that most of you may not carry this at home and are looking for a quick and easy solution at this exact moment – so, we have a solution for you: soap and water.

It may sound silly, but it’s true! Soap and water is the best thing you can put on your surfaces to give it a proper cleanse. Make sure you mix a small portion of soap with warm water and rub the countertops with a gentle rag or towel. Rinse with a wet rag or paper towel and dry with a microfiber towel.

Don’ts

Some countertops are more durable than others and it is important to recognize this before beginning a countertop cleanse.

As mentioned before, soap and water is always a safe route to go when cleaning. However, make sure that both the soap and water does not sit on the surface for a long period of time, especially on marble countertops, because it is possible that it may leave a faint stain or discoloration on the surface. Don’t worry: no need to panic! Just make sure to really wipe and dry the surface with a gentle towel to pick up all of the liquid.

The biggest ‘no’ when it comes to cleaning products for kitchen countertops are cheap surface sprays – don’t do it! These are often made up of chemicals that are not the best for your countertops. In fact, they can be quite tricky! After you use cheap and affordable countertop cleaners, you surfaces may look shiny and clean. However, days later, you may find stains or cracking in your surface. Unfortunately, this is possible if you use harsh chemicals on soft surfaces.

In order to avoid this from happening, we recommend spending the extra penny on well-known brands and countertop cleaners that are recommended by your local home product store. If you have any questions, ask an employee for further guidance on the best choice for your home.

Well, it really is that simple! If you are looking for more inspiration on residential or commercial design projects, check out our blog! For more information, contact us today!

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