18 September 2023

Caring for your Granite worktop

Check out our care guide to keep your granite worktops in tip top condition!

Keeping granite clean can sometimes be an arduous task, especially the darker ones. Washing up liquid and water make an excellent and cost effective cleaning solution. Simply add 1 part washing up liquid to 30 parts of water to an empty and clean spray bottle. Apply the solution liberally to your worktops and wipe with a clean dish cloth. Once finished, use a microfibre cloth to buff the stone up to a high shine.

Avoid using bleach and abrasive or acidic cleaners. Do not use polishes or waxes.

Although granite is literally as hard as rock, it can scratch, burn, chip, crack and stain (not very easily, though). To make sure none of these happen, there are a few precautionary measures you can take to avoid any unfortunate mishaps.

  • Use silicone pan mats/trivet bars, putting boiling hot pans straight onto the stone can scorch it.
  • Chopping boards are a must have, sharp knives can scratch the stone.
  • Always try and use coasters, they may seem unnecessary at times, but its a good habit to get into as they can help avoid scratches, stains and water marks.
  • Clean up spills as soon as they happen, wipe & dry the surface quickly. This will reduce the risk of the spillage absorbing into the granite. The granite always get chemically sealed in the workshop, but this doesn’t mean the stone is not still naturally absorbent. We recommend resealing your granite worktops every two years.

If there is anything that you are ever unsure about, please don’t hesitate to call us and we will be more than happy to help.