You might be cleaning your granite with any cloth or water thinking that it’s a tough stone and can take all the beating. But you should avoid using this process to clean the granite as it may harm the surface in the long run. Many people use bleach for cleaning the surface but you need to take a bit of caution while choosing the right liquid for the cleaning. Though many ceramic tiles can be cleaned with the hard liquid but when cleaning the granite, you need to take the right care. Think granite as a classic car that needs to be maintained at pristine condition all the time. Like you make sure that the car is given all the right care and you use quality materials to clean and maintain it, similarly, you need to make sure that you are maintaining the granite in a similar manner. Granite is a very hard and durable stone and if maintained right, will give you years of service.
To start with the cleaning, first you need to ensure that you are not using any of those cheap cleaning detergents and liquid. Many people tend to use the floor cleaners to clean the surface and it should be avoided at all cost. Granite countertops are very expensive and luxurious items and they are the best stone you can have for the kitchen countertops. It looks classy and gives you the best of design themes and you have to be sure to use the best cleaning methods to maintain its shine and texture. For the regular cleaning, it is advisable that you use just the warm water and a soft cloth. If you have to use a cleaning liquid then you can use the soap solution that is safe to use on children and pets.
Here is something that you can prepare and use to clean the surface of the granite.
• Half a bowl of normal temperature water
• 1 cup of vinegar
• 4 tablespoon of mild dishwashing liquid that you use in the kitchen
To start with the process, dust the surface of the granite to clean it up from any hard material that might be at the top of it and splash some water at the surface. Pour the above mentioned ingredients into a bowl together and mix them up in a right manner. You can also use distilled water to avoid the abrasive action on the surface of granite. Once the ingredients get mixed, use a soft cloth and soak it completely in the mix and clean the surface. Clean with even and circular strokes without applying too much pressure on the surface. Once you are done with the cleaning, rinse the surface with clean water and wipe it again using a soft cloth. If you are going to use this method to clean the granite on regular basis, then you can be sure of maintaining it as new for many years to come.