Granite countertops may look gorgeous, but if you don't care for them the right way, you'll end up with spots or stains on your granite that could mar the surface and make them look unsightly. If you have granite in the bathroom, it may feel nearly impossible to keep them clean. They will need a lot of attention and care to prevent damage. Read on for tips to help prevent damage and to keep them clean.
Wipe Up Counters After Each Use
Water droplets left to air dry on your granite can damage the surface of your granite, leaving spots behind that can be difficult to remove. Be sure to wipe up the counters after using your bathroom. Water can easily splatter and spray from the faucet when washing your hands/face or brushing your teeth, so wipe down the counters after each use. Other things such as soap residue or toothpaste should also be cleaned off of the counter to prevent damage.
Clean Counters Often
The counters in your bathroom should be cleaned more often to get rid of any residue left behind that you may not notice such as makeup, hairspray or other products you use daily. Some of these products can stain your counter if left behind. Clean the counters using a mild dish detergent or stone cleaner. Use a microfiber cloth when wiping down your counters to prevent marring the surface.
Seal Counters When Needed
The counters in your bathroom are going to see a lot of moisture, which over time can wear down on the seal on your granite. Your bathroom granite may need to be sealed a lot more often than the granite in your kitchen. Sealing your counters is something you can do yourself, or you can hire a professional to do the job for you.
To seal them yourself, simply deep clean them using a granite cleaner and microfiber cloth. Be sure to remove everything you can from the counters, even using a razor blade to remove anything stuck to the surface of the granite. When it's completely clean, use a granite sealer and apply it to your counters. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use the sealer. Be sure to wipe the sealer onto the surface of the granite evenly and cover every inch so you have a uniform look to your counters.
Sealer helps preserve your granite's beauty and protects the surface from damage.
If you have granite in your bathroom, keep it clean and dry to prevent damaging or staining your granite and seal the counters often. Contact a company, like Artisan Granite & Marble, for more help.