How to clean any type of Countertop: Marble, Quartz, Butcher Block and more

How to clean any type of Countertop: Marble, Quartz, Butcher Block and more

 While it's tempting to wipe down your counters with any multi-purpose cleaner, doing so can seriously damage them. It turns out that the safest way to clean most countertops is to use the equipment you already have in your kitchen and stick to the cleaners recommended for that surface. From quartz to marble, butcher block and laminate.

 Here's how to care for every countertop you come across

Marble, quartz and granite countertops

 Real stone and engineering stone are the stars of the countertop world. Although they are expensive to install, they can add value to your home when you sell it. One of the challenges of marble is that it is a natural stone, so it is hard and difficult to keep pristine. Quartz can also be stain if the cast sits for too long, and is sensitive to heat (so be sure to adjust the pan). Do not use an acidic cleaner (lemon juice/vinegar/bleach) on these surfaces as it can create an etch that makes the surface dull over time.


 How to Clean Quartz, Marble, and Granite Countertops:
Less is more! Put warm water and a little dish soap in a spray bottle, spray the countertop and wipe it with a damp microfiber cloth. Wipe with another clean microfiber cloth. 

To clean the granite, you can spray its surface with a 1:1 solution of isopropyl alcohol and water, then wipe it with a cloth and dry. If your counter is properly sealed, you can use an occasional cleaning cloth (look for one that doesn't bleach) without damaging the surface. Clean with a damp cloth and dry.

Butcher block countertops

Cheaper than stone, butcher block has been enjoying a design moment for some time now. It can still get stains, but it gets better if sealed with a water-based polyurethane. It's definitely not something you want to use as a cutting board or let water sit forever, but with proper care it lasts.

 How to Clean butcher block countertops:
To clean, use warm water and dish soap and scrub with a dish towel or plastic bristle brush. Wipe it with another cloth, then dry it completely. For stubborn stains, make a paste with baking soda mixed with a little warm water. This gentle wipe will help remove the mess. To help kill some germs, sprinkle with white vinegar and let sit for a few minutes. Wipe it with a clean cloth, then dry it.

Laminate countertops

An expensive option, thanks to modern technology, laminate countertops can give the appearance of natural stone without the high cost. They are also durable and, when properly maintained, can last for a long time. For the best results, invest in a high-quality model from a trusted manufacturer, which will be cheaper than most real stones.
How to Clean Laminate Countertops:
As with other countertops, you can use warm water, dishwashing liquid, and a microfiber cloth to clean the area. Wash it with a microfiber cloth and dry it. If you are experiencing stain, it is best to contact your manufacturer for specific instructions and cleaning instructions. In general, avoid abrasives scrubbing, such as wool, and avoid bleach, which can bleach the surface. Keep the water away from the seam to prevent warping or swelling.

Concrete Countertops
Durable and long-lasting, concrete is strong practically impervious to stain if you seal it anually. In addition, it is resistant to heat and it is possible even those who produce their own products.
How to clean concrete blocks:
For daily cleaning, use warm water, dish soap and a dish towel to remove spills or residue. Remove the hot water from the microfiber cloth and dry it. If you want to spray a concrete countertop, mix 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol and 2 cups water in a spray bottle. Spray and leave for five minutes, then wipe with a cloth and dry well.

Stainless Steel Countertops

 Practical, stainless steel counters look like they come straight from a professional kitchen. Without frills, they can handle anything you throw at them, even nails and dips don't look too much and don't spoil the whole look. They are not common in modern kitchens, but they have a nice charm.

 How to clean stainless steel:
Everyday messes should be easy to clean up with, you guessed it, hot water, dish soap, and a microfiber cloth. And if you want to get worse, try cleaning with a plastic bristle brush or other non-stick material with baking soda. Wipe it with a cloth and wipe it with corn. The main problem with stainless steel surfaces is that they collect fingerprints and smudges very quickly. A little olive oil and a paper towel rubbed on the stainless steel will help prevent them!

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