How To Take Care Of Granite and Stone Surfaces In Your Home

by Jodi Shaw
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Granite is the number one selling feature to any home, and for good reason. It is gorgeous to look at, durable, elegant, comes in a variety of patterns and colors and has amazing investment potential for any home buyer or homeowner. But using the right product to help care for your granite is just as important.

Granite Gold is a family company whose history and expertise in stone care spans three generations in importing, manufacturing, installation and restoration. Granite Gold safely and easily cleans, protects and enhances all natural stone surfaces. It’s a safe alternative to using typical household cleaners found in grocery stores which can damage and lead to costly repairs. 

 Why Granite Gold Works!

Using the right product on your granite can help you save money. The last thing you want is for your granite to lose its durability, shine and luster. Granite Gold is the perfect solution. It’s not only safe for your home, but for your family & the environment. 

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  • Non-Toxic
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Biodegradable

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3 Essential Steps Every Homeowner Should Know To Caring For Granite and Stone:  Clean, Seal & Polish!

Many homeowners wonder how often they should seal their stone. You can never over-seal and should test your seal often. Here’s how:

  • Pour water (3 inches in diameter) on surface
  • Let it sit 30 minutes
  • Do this in several locations
  • If the water beads the stone is sealed
  • Look for a dark mark or ring created by water, it’s time to reseal
  • Check for etching and stains before sealing to fix these issues.

If you discover your stone has etching, seek out a professional restoration specialist that has the proper tools and training. Your stone is worth it! Here is some information on how to remove most stubborn stains from your stone.

Tips for Caring for Your Granite & Stone Surfaces

Like any product you purchase to install in your home you want that product to last a lifetime. So care and maintenance are important. Here are some quick tips on how to care for your stone and granite surfaces.

  • Never use ordinary, everyday household cleaners on granite or natural stone surfaces. It can lead to damage and costly repairs or replacement.
  • Sealing your granite countertops and all other natural stone maintains maximum surface protection so check your seals often
  • Use doormats and keep them clean to minimize dirt and micro particles from wearing into your stone floors.
  • If you vacuum frequently makes sure your attachments will not scratch your stone surfaces or floors.
  • Avoid dragging objects across your stone floors, use protective pads instead under furniture and chairs.
  • Mop weekly to avoid abrasive particles from building up on your stone floors.
  • Proper care of your granite countertops is essential daily or as-needed to reduce dirt, oil penetration and water spotting.
  • Polish your granite countertops and other stone surfaces such as shower walls and floors to enhance the color and sheen adds protection to help prevent etching, water spotting and soap scum build-up.

Win It!

Our friends and experts at Granite Gold want to give you (our readers) a chance to help maintain and take care of your granite and stone by offering two winners a Granite Gold Prize Pack that includes: Granite Gold Daily Cleaner®, Granite Gold Sealer®, Granite Gold Polish® – This giveaway is open for CANADIAN readers only!

Granite Gold Giveaway


 

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18 comments

Heidi Pawluk March 20, 2015 - 9:51 am

So hard to keep clean with all the people in the home using the kitchen daily

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Elena March 17, 2015 - 5:25 pm

I find that our granite isn’t as shiny as it used to be, we have a black kind that shows fingerprints so easily

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Jodi P. Shaw March 19, 2015 - 5:06 am

Oh that sucks Elena, I hate fingerprints, I get them on my counter as well. Drives me nuts! LOL

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Seham Merzib March 15, 2015 - 6:57 am

its always a mess! and hard to scrub off stains, this would be handy

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Jodi P. Shaw March 17, 2015 - 5:02 am

Well hopefully you win, cross your fingers and we help get those counters clean again! Thanks for entering 🙂

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David Gibb March 14, 2015 - 8:00 pm

these cleaners would come in handy here

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Jodi P. Shaw March 14, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Good to hear David, it’s always nice having a good product that cleans well to make things easier. Good luck in the giveaway 🙂

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lynn clayton March 14, 2015 - 2:34 pm

MY COUNTER ALWAYS IS A MESS WITH KIDS ITS HARD TO KEEP IT CLEAN AND THE DOG LOVES TO PUT HIS PAWS ON THE COUNTER

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Jodi P. Shaw March 14, 2015 - 9:12 pm

Oh puppy paws on the counter, gotta luv those fur babies. My son loves putting finger prints everywhere LOL – Wish you luck in the contest Lynn 🙂

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ivy pluchinsky March 13, 2015 - 8:42 pm

these cleaners would come in handy here! always have a messy counter

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Jodi P. Shaw March 14, 2015 - 11:28 am

Messy counters are so much fun. Good luck Ivy I hope you find the cleaning helper you need 🙂 Thanks for entering.

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Jolie March 13, 2015 - 6:16 pm

My black granite is starting to lose its lustre. These products are a great discovery, I’ll be looking out for them

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Jodi P. Shaw March 14, 2015 - 11:33 am

Hi Jolie, you can purchase these products at Canadian retailers such as Canadian Tire, Bed Bath and Beyond. We wish you luck in the giveaway 🙂

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Jolie March 17, 2015 - 5:29 pm

Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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Jonnie March 13, 2015 - 9:33 am

We don’t have any granite or stone right now but we are currently on a house hunt and granite is very high on our list of wants. This is definitely a product I will be putting on my shopping list for when we move!

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Jodi P. Shaw March 13, 2015 - 10:53 am

Oh very cool Jonnie, I know it’s so sought after when purchasing a home. Good luck in the contest! 🙂

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michelle tremblett March 13, 2015 - 7:57 am

I have issues keeping my counter clean ! the kids are always messing it up lol and iim always nervous which cleaners to use !

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Jodi P. Shaw March 13, 2015 - 10:54 am

Well look no further Michelle these are the best! It’s funny when someone asks us moms what’s the hardest thing to keep clean, countertops always pop up. GL to you in the giveaway 🙂

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