Daily: Throughout the day, use hot water and a sponge to maintain the cleanliness of the counter for daily use.
Weekly: Once a week, we suggest purchasing a granite and marble spray cleaner to use on the entire surface. We are talking about removing all items off the countertops and giving a good wipe down so you can keep the quality of the stone intact as well as enhance the shine.
Yearly: Make sure you test annually to see if your granite needs to be resealed or not, it is not always necessary to reseal your granite annually. A good sign of needing to reseal is when the water around the sink darkens the stone – which means the water is penetrating through the sealer. You can purchase a sealer from any hardware store. Follow the directions to apply. Very simple.
What it boils down to is; if you take care of your granite countertops on a daily basis (which would literally take you five minutes) you can drastically improve the overall look, quality, and lifespan of your granite over a period of time!
If you do not have granite countertops and you would love to have some, please come on down to our showroom and see some of our beautiful samples! And if you have any other tips on how to keep your granite beautiful, let us know in the comments!