Stone Countertops: Daily Care and Cleaning

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 natural stone care:

  • 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.

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