How Not to Scratch Your Granite Worktop

 

As providers of stunning granite worktops in Liverpool we know just how much you love natural stone surfaces and, to be honest, we don’t blame you. Their high-quality, rustic and stylish appearances make for the perfect, long lasting addition to our homes and gardens. To keep them looking their best, however, a certain amount of care and consideration is needed; especially when avoiding scratches!

 

Be Gentle When Cleaning

Just because the stone is hard wearing, doesn’t mean you should be rough with it. Like any material, over time the surfaces can be worn down and lose the bright shine you love so much. To help keep them looking their best, avoid using scrubbing brushes and brillo pads. Soft cloths and sponges soaked in warm water work just as well for keeping your worktop looking its best.

Avoid using acidic and damaging cleaning products on your work surfaces such as

  • Bleach
  • Vinegar
  • Ammonia
  • Lemon or orange based products

Over a long period of time, these can wear down the protective covering of your worktop and dull its shine.

 

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Coasters and Chopping Boards Are Your Best Friends

There’s nothing worse than placing down your pan on your worktop only to hear the grating sound of grit trapped beneath it. Not only does the sound resemble nails down a chalkboard, but it can also leave scratches where the grit has become trapped between your pan and your worktop.

To avoid this, never put your pan directly on to your worktop. The same rule applies to cups, plates and your general cooking utensils, especially when you’re cutting up food! Protect your worktop and it’ll last you a lifetime.

 

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Avoid Heavy Objects

Natural stone is very strong and resilient. It can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. This includes avoiding heavy objects on the worktop. It’s expected that your worktop will suffer a certain amount of weight over its very long lifetime; it’s been designed to live up to such tests after all. However, an excessive amount of weight could damage your hardwearing surface. Avoid standing on your worktop at all costs; falling and injuring yourself aside, doing so could add unnecessary weight to your worktop causing small cracks to appear.

 

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When it comes to caring for your worktops we know what we’re talking about, that’s why you can trust us to deliver quality worktops for a variety of homes. If you’d like to find out more about how we work, and what our service includes, contact us today on 01704 228 574 or follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube for the latest in granite designs!

 

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