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Tips for Keeping Your Granite Tiles Clean

Granite is a stunning natural stone. Once you have it, you’re going to want these tips for keeping your granite tiles clean.

There is something unmistakable regal about using granite in your home. This stone comes in a remarkable selection of colors and patterns. This wide range assures that granite will fit your style and taste.

Granite is an amazing choice for flooring and countertops because of its stunning appearance and durability. This natural stone is resistant to heat, difficult to stain, and holds up against drops, heavy objects and other potential wear and tear.

This stone is luxurious and strong. Today, we’re looking at the best tips for keeping your granite tiles clean.

 

Daily Spot Cleaning

While acidic substances such as soda, fruit juice, and wine will not etch granite in the same way they would a marble surface, they can still cause staining. Daily spot cleaning will help prevent discoloration. When you see a spill, wipe it up immediately. The longer a liquid is left on the granite surface, the higher the chance it may stain.

 

Sealing Granite Tiles

One of our top tips for keeping your granite tiles clean is to use a sealer. Sealing natural stone will reduce the possibility of staining and will preserve the appearance of the granite. Talk to Marmol about whether your granite needs to be sealed or do a spot test with a drop of water. The water test will show you whether the granite absorbs the liquid or if it pools on the surface. If the liquid pools, you do not need to seal your granite.

Examine your granite tiles yearly to decide whether they are in need of another sealing. Generally, granite will need to be sealed every three years, give or take.

 

Use a Granite Cleaner

While you can use warm water and a soft cloth on your granite stone for quick cleanup, it is recommended you use a cleaner specifically formulated for granite. These sprays are designed to give your granite a thorough clean while protecting any sealer that might be applied to your stone. Avoid cleaning with dish-soap, as it can cause a buildup.

 

Develop Good Habits

One of our tips for keeping your granite tiles clean is to have good habits regarding your stone. Granite is one of the toughest natural stones and can take a lot of damage without showing any signs of wear, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. For example, using trivets under hot pots and pans to prevent potential damage to the stone. Using cutting boards and coasters are also great habits to develop. As far as granite flooring is concerned, dry mopping regularly and using doormats will help prevent dirt and grit from gathering on the tile.

Granite tiles are an excellent choice for your home. You’ll love the elegant appearance and durability. Make your natural stone last with these tips for keeping your granite tiles clean.

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