Your countertops are one of the first things people will notice as they enter your kitchen. Their appearance can make or break the overall look of their kitchen. With all eyes being drawn to your countertops, you’ll want to avoid having any major stains or chips in your countertop at all causes.
Keep your countertops in pristine shape by following these four important tips:
If Something Spills, Clean It Up Immediately!
A great rule of thumb to have in your home is to set the rule that if you notice a spill, you need to clean it up immediately. Whether it’s juice, coffee, or water, it should be wiped up as soon as possible. Leaving spills sitting on the counter, even for just a few minutes, will give it enough time to soak into your countertop and leave a stain.
Remember to Reseal Your Countertop Regularly
Natural stone countertops should be resealed regularly. Depending on your countertop’s material, you may need to reseal it more often than other materials. Falling behind on resealing your countertop will make your countertop more susceptible to permanent damage like discoloration and stains.
Be Careful With Your Cleaning Solution
Certain cleaning solutions that work well for one countertop may not work for others. Before using just any cleaning solution, be sure to do your research or consult with a professional to find out which cleaning solutions work best with your countertops.
Avoid Applying Heavy Pressure On Your Counters
In a busy kitchen, our countertops have been known to collect and hold some of our most important items. From stacking dishes by the sink to being a place to hold our packages until we’re ready to open them, our countertops do a great job at being able to hold our items.
However, if you’re thinking about using your countertop as support while you change your lightbulb or as a place to sit while you wait for your dinner to cook, then think again. Natural stone countertops can hold a lot of weight, but applying too much pressure, especially around unsupported edges, can lead to cracks and fractures.
If you’re looking to install a new countertop in your home, or you’re interested in learning more about how you can protect your countertop, don’t forget to contact MC Granite Countertops today!