Kitchen counters are a big investment and are often the centerpiece of the room. Many homeowners spend thousands on the perfect countertops, so you'll want to keep them in pristine condition for as long as possible. Fortunately, using the right cleaning and maintenance techniques can keep yours beautiful for years to come.
While marble may require a bit more care than some other counter materials, its elegant appearance is worth it. Because it's a porous stone that absorbs liquid, clean up any spills immediately, and have it resealed when water stops beading on the surface.
Laminate is durable and can withstand just about any cleaning solution. High-end, textured surfaces may need a scrub brush to remove grime and food particles that promote bacteria growth. However, laminate is vulnerable to heat damage, so never put a hot pot directly on the kitchen counter.
The beauty, durability, and easy maintenance of granite make it a popular choice, but it does require some care. Wipe spills up right away with a damp sponge, and keep any acidic cleaners far away from the stone. Resealing it twice a year will prevent stains and keep your granite in excellent condition.
Non-porous and scratch-resistant, quartz is an increasingly popular choice that gives your kitchen a unique appeal. Using non-bleach cleaners and mild detergent will help preserve the finish, and spills are easy to wipe up with soft rags or paper towels. Never cut food directly on the countertop, since quartz can be scratched with a sharp knife.
If you need more tips on preserving your kitchen counters or want to inquire about purchasing new ones for your home, contact the professionals at Leo's Kitchen & Stair Corp. With their five decades of design experience, you can rely on their team to bring your dream kitchen to life. See their full list of services online, and call (860) 225-7363 for a free, in-home consultation.