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 cleaners that have “essential oils” (like Method) as they can darken counters over time
- 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
View the How to Clean Video with Audio Transcriptions
How To Remove Mineral Deposits On Stone Countertops
View Removing Mineral Deposits Video with Audio Transcriptions
How To Treat Stone Discoloration
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.