Granite is one of the most durable and lasting materials you can have for your home. However, a few simple Dos and Don’t will go a long way in helping you get the most out of your investment. For more information and an instructional video, visit www.marble-institute.com to learn more.
Care and Use
Always use coasters, particularly when drinking alcohol or citrus juices. Some food and drink contain acids that will etch or dull the surface many stones. Also, do not place hot items such as pots and pans directly on the stone. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes or other objects that can scratch the surface.
Dos and Don'ts
Do clean surfaces with mild detergent or soap
Do rinse and dry the surface after washing
Do clean up spills immediately
Do protect countertop surfaces with coasters, trivets or placemats.
Don’t use cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces.
Don’t use bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners
Don’t use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers