How to Best Extend the Life of Your Granite or Quartz Countertops!
Kitchen Top Surfaces
The centerpiece of any kitchen is the countertops. When having family or friends in the kitchen, one of the first things they notice is the quality of your countertops. Having stained, rusted, or sticky counters can give off a negative impression to those who are in your kitchen even if it is otherwise immaculate. At Stone International, we can create high-quality Kitchen Top Surfaces for your home, made out of the finest materials and we can share tips on how to make sure the last as long as possible!
Here are some tips on how to keep your Granite or Quartz Kitchen Top Surfaces looking new for years.
Solid Surface Countertops
- Clean spills immediately: Although Granite and Quartz countertops are sealed and protected from being damaged from spills, it is still important to clean them up as soon as possible. Acidic substances such as juices, wine, and sodas can eventually leave stains if left for too long.
- Don’t use generic cleaning products: Any regular cleaning products from the supermarket should not be used on your Kitchen Top Surfaces. The chemicals in it will eventually weaken the sealer on the Granite and Quartz, making it susceptible to trapping grit and becoming damaged.
- Use trivets and pads: Granite and Quartz are very heat resistant and can handle direct contact with hot pots and pans. However, continual exposure to this heat can cause “thermal shock” and cause the countertops to being cracking in certain places. To prevent this, simply put a hot pad or trivet under the pot.
- Use a cutting board: The surface of Granite and Quartz is durable, and you can cut fruits and vegetables on it directly, but a cutting board is more practical. It protects your knives from becoming dull and prevents the sealer from being degraded by different acidic chemicals found in some foods.
At Stone International, we can create the highest quality Kitchen Top Surfaces for your kitchen. We create and import all of our products in-house, so we can offer wholesale prices that are up to 20% cheaper than the competition. If you do not know where to begin in your kitchen remodeling process, our team of designers and installers will be more than happy to work with you.
Schedule a free in-home estimate for your Kitchen Top Surfaces by calling us today at (786) 930-4722 or click here to make an appointment online!