Monday, June 8, 2009

Daily Granite Maintenance Schedule

Granite is known as the second most durable stones. It is considered as one of the beautiful items for decorating the houses. Granite, which is formed from molten rocks, is easy to maintain. It can withstand the heat of any object (in the kitchen) without the help of a trivet. You need to put little effort in maintaining the granites in your home. The surface of the granite is quite hard. This rock requires low maintenance. They are durable in nature. But the best part is that these products cannot be easily damaged.

Installation of granite should be done in a proper way so that it lasts for a long time. You can get granite products at affordable prices. But you need to acquire much information about the process of maintenance. Many granite retailers provide instructions on how to take care of the slabs, as different minerals are used in the production of the granites. You can purchase two different kinds of granite stone slabs to decorate your kitchen or other places of the house. But for that you need to give special attention to the maintenance of these products.

The granite products can last for a long time and the beauty can remain same if proper care is taken. Though the maintenance procedure is not tough, but you need to follow some basic rules while caring about these products. You can be able to maintain the granite products with just a little effort. Good quality floor or granite cleaner should be used for this purpose.

Flat or honed granite can also look beautiful in your house. Honed granite is very beautiful and attractive. But it is better not to use it in kitchen. It can be installed in any other rooms of the house. The granite products or floors will give a new look to your house. Proper polishing of some areas of the granite floor is necessary. Remember honed floors are not so easy to maintain. On the other hand you can easily maintain the polished floors. You can clean the floors with good quality floor cleaners. Sealers should be used in order to prevent discoloration or staining. So, to maintain the floors you need to put some effort. Regular cleaning with a soft cloth is recommended.

Granite countertops are strong enough to withstand any hot object or a steaming can of soup. But you need to take some extra precaution if they are polished. These kinds off floors are a bit delicate. Cutting board should be used as a cutting surface and you should not chop your vegetables directly over the countertops. Use of granite as cutting surface can damage your floor. You need to be cautious so that the floors are not damaged. Vinegar, lemon juice, soft drinks can damage the granite floors. Abrasive cleansers or harsh floor cleaning products (powder or liquid) can also damage your floor. Cleaning the floor with warm water and few drops of dishwashing liquid (ph balanced) is the best way to maintain the floor without leaving blotches.

1 comment:

  1. You must be regularly clean up and roughly dusting of granite woktops. Do not use too much cleaner or soap, as sometimes it may leave a film and cause some irregular lines on worktops.