The day starts with those birds outside your window that sing too loud and the duvet on your bed that is too warm on summer. You go to the kitchen to fix some coffee – inhaling the smell is helping you to open your eyes. You grab the coffee pot to pour its content into two mugs, but the handle is surprisingly slippery and, suddenly, it seems it has been raining coffee on your granite countertop. At that precise moment, your loved one enters the kitchen. Perfect timing to enjoy yet another morning together…
Did you know granite’s most interesting feature? There are no two pieces alike. Each one has its own individual and beautiful design. That is why granite countertops are a stylish yet unique addition to any kitchen.
However, the same way you take care of your loved one and preserve the uniqueness of your relationship, you also need to show some care and consideration to your granite countertop so it stays as happy and bright as the very first day it arrived at your home.
- Seal the Stone
Do you know that feeling, when you’re certain you have found ‘the right one’ to share your life with? In such cases, excitement also brings a strong desire for commitment, as this is, perhaps, the most beautiful way of showing how much this other person means to you. The equivalent for kitchen countertops is sealing the stone. By doing so, you will protect the stone and make it more resistant to water. Besides, it won’t soak spillages and dirt as easily.
- Keep Abrasive and Acidic Cleaners Away
All relationships experience not so good moments – and spilling a whole coffee pot on the kitchen countertop is not the worst thing that has happened. When there are disagreements, it seems very easy to resort to bitterness and reprisals. However, they won’t do any good – contrarily, the will start damaging trust. Equally, trying to clean your countertop with vinegar, lemon or bleach is never a good idea. These substances, although often used as disinfectants in cleaning, will eat away the sealing and even damage the stone.
- Soap and Water (and Nothing Else).
Maintaining a relationship is not as hard as some people think. You don’t need super powers and, let’s be honest, you don’t love your other half because he or she is perfect. Sometimes, it’s the simple things that work best, and the same can be said for your kitchen cleaning routine.
To clean granite countertops you don’t need to spend lots on specific cleaners. Just mix soap (even dish soap) and warm water to rub the surface. For daily maintenance, use a microfibre cloth to dust the surface (sometimes this is the only thing you need to keep the countertops clean).
Simple and natural, these are the mechanics of any great relationship because you know that granite, as your partner, won’t ever let you down. That is why caring matters.
So, this morning, when you spill the coffee, don’t feel too frustrated. Granite countertops can endure that and much more, and cleaning them is so easy. Smile to your significant one, assure her or him you’re covered in case of a ‘coffee flooding’ event and joke a bit more. What is better than starting the day with a good laugh?
Here at Granite House we want to offer you reliable and durable materials that will last a lifetime. That is why we work with granite to create gorgeous countertops. Feel free to contact us at any time and we will be delighted to help.