To keep stone countertops clean, use a microfiber cloth to dust-off the surface. Clean with mild soap and water or a stone cleaner formulated with a neutral pH. Use a clean soft cloth for best results. Never use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.
Here are some other helpful tips for cleaning natural stone:
- DO blot-up spills immediately. DON’T wipe the area, it will spread the spill.
- DO use coasters under glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citric juices.
- DO clean surfaces with mild detergent and water.
- DO thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing.
- DO protect countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets, or place mats.
- DON’T use vinegar, lemon juice, or other cleaners containing acids.
- DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers, scouring powders, or soft cleansers.
Video Demonstration: How To Clean Stone Countertops
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Have a discoloration on your stone countertop? Visit our stone discoloration page to learn more about the difference between etching and staining and what to do in each case.