How to Clean a Granite Kitchen Countertop
Granite kitchen countertops are among the most difficult materials to clean and care, as well as being very stylish. Especially, they retain water stains a lot. Therefore, you should never leave something hot on the counter for a long time.
You can use clean water and a microfiber cloth when cleaning the granite countertop. If the stain is very tough, mix lemon juice and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Do not add a lot of white vinegar and put at most half a tea cup. Mix it up and sprey it on the countertop. Then leave this mixture on the countertop for a couple of minutes. Then wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
Let's Compare Quartz and Granite Kitchens
Quartz countertops are made from natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals in the world. Since quartz is non-porous, it does not allow bacterial growth. It is very resistant to stains and prevents liquid absorption.
Granite countertops are also resistant, although not as much as quartz. But it is more prone to staining. It is difficult to scratch and withstands temperature changes.
While quartz is available in different colors such as black, white, brown, and blue, granite does not have many color options.
How to Clean Marble and Laminate Kitchen
Marble and laminate surfaces are sensitive. Cleaning such surfaces with hydrogen peroxide is one of the best solutions. You can also spray hydrogen peroxide with a spray bottle, allow 2 to 10 minutes, then rinse with a cloth soaked with clean water.