Routine cleaning of granite and quartz worktops
Stone worktops maintenance and cleaning
Both granite and quartz surfaces are relatively low maintenance as worktop surfaces.
In most cases, routine cleaning with mild soap and water will keep your worktops looking almost new for a long, long time.
Stone Masters does sell a specialist care kit for granite and for quartz composite stones. The care kits have specially formulated regular cleaning fluids, stain repellent and the granite care kit has a oil/grease remover:
Cleaning methods will vary slightly depending on the finish of your granite or quartz worktops
- Polished (shiny) surfaces: Whilst polished surfaces are generally resistant to staining, Stone Masters recommends you wipe off spills as soon as possible. It is generally easier to deal with stains in this way rather than battling with red wine that has been left over night on the worktops. Where stains are stubborn, first try a household cleaner such as CIF or Astonish (white or neutral versions) with a clean cloth.
- Honed (matt or non-shiny but smooth) surfaces: Routine cleaning is the same as polished surfaces – soapy water and a clean cloth. Greasy or oily stains can be removed with a chlorine free house hold spray. If the stains remain, try again but with an abrasive pad such as green Scotch-Brite or similar, to be used in large, even, circular motions.
- Textured (slightly bumpy to touch) surfaces: Unless explicitly requested otherwise, Stone Masters will treat these surfaces with an anti-stain product prior to the manufacturing process. This treatment will allow you to clean the surfaces in the same way as you would with polished surfaces.