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How to Keep Your Granite Countertops Looking Great

The Cliffs Blog, Jersey City, NJ  Take care of your apartment's granite countertops by using the tips in today's blog post in your everyday cleaning.

Apartments at The Cliffs feature many beautiful and useful amenities. There’s no better time than now to re-dedicate yourself to taking care of them. Get ready for deep cleaning this spring by starting now. Today on the blog, we’re highlighting granite countertops and offering tips for keeping them in great shape, all year long.


First, learn about your granite.

Stone is a durable, versatile building material which has been used for centuries, and granite is wonderful for countertops because it comes in such a variety of colors and patterns. Next to diamonds and rubies, it’s the next hardest stone. If properly sealed and cared for, granite countertops will last a lifetime. But upkeep is important so you can avoid wear and tear from accidents or carelessness.


Take care, daily.

It’s easy to think that granite can withstand a lot for so long — that upkeep isn’t really that important — but this isn’t necessarily true. Even granite has its limits. Simple actions, like wiping off crumbs and cleaning spills, keeps residue from crusting over on your countertops or from soaking into your granite. Make an effort to move bottles that may drip liquid (like soap dispensers, oil bottles, and other cooking materials) from your counters and into cupboards so these don’t sink into the counter.


Avoid pitfalls.

Using harsh cleaners, such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or even vinegar and lemon juice) and abrasive scrubbers can harm your granite. Use mild soaps or a pH neutral cleaner (which should include “granite friendly” on the label) to periodically clean your granite. Dry your countertops with a dry microfiber or terrycloth towel to prevent streaking.


What are your best tips for taking care of granite? Share with the rest of us here in Jersey City, NJ by leaving a comment so we can all benefit. Thanks for reading. Good luck cleaning, and enjoy the beauty, functionality, and sturdiness of your granite!