Granite countertops and tiles make an excellent addition to any home. Not only are they durable and long-lasting, but they are attractive as well. If you are planning a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, or living room remodel, contact Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet for high quality granite in Hudson Valley. We recommend following these tips to ensure that your new granite installation looks new for years to come.
Inspect Edges and Grout
Small chips in granite tile can expand or lead to breaks later on, which is why it’s important to inspect your granite surfaces regularly for damage. If you notice small chips, replace the tile right away. Look at the grout as well; if you see sections that are dried out, crumbling, or falling apart, call a tile professional to replace the grout.
Wipe Up Spills Right Away
If you drop anything on the floor tiles, wipe it up quickly. Mud and dirt should be mopped up rather than swept so that rock particles do not scratch the surface or become embedded in the granite. You can also use a portable vacuum, provided you do not drag the vacuum on the surface of the granite.
Dust the Surface Every Day
Use a dry mop or a duster at least once a day on your granite tiles. This prevents dust and other small particles from building up on the tile, which can degrade the surface of the tile over time.
Use an Appropriate Granite Cleaner
Only use an approved granite cleaner on your granite surfaces. Abrasive cleaners such as bleach and detergent can destroy your granite by ruining its coloration. You can buy an approved granite cleaner from either granite store or a third party.
Call a Professional to Fix Stains or Damage
Granite is known for being resistant to heat, stains, and impact. But that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. If there is a stain, discoloration, or chip in your granite tile, call a professional tile cleaner to take care of the problem before it gets worse.