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How to Take Care of Your Granite Countertops

When you buy a home there are a couple of different things that you’ll probably be particular about especially when it comes to what kind of countertop that is put in your kitchen. The kitchen is an essential part of the home where great food, laughter, and family all happen in the same place. That being said you want your kitchen looking beautiful throughout the years to come. Many homeowners opt to have natural stone as their countertops. One of the many stones that is popular is granite. Green Haven Homes knows the beauty that it can bring to a home when you have a natural stone like granite. Here are the tips and tricks we have learned over the years from working with it.

The first thing that you need to remember is that you need to clean your counters regularly. When choosing a cleaner though you’ll want to be specific and a bit picky. Nowadays everyone is choosing to go with a cleaner that is all natural. So that narrows your choices down and then from that you’re going to want to make sure that your cleaner is not acidic. This will damage your granite over time. The good news is that granite is very resistant to bacteria. Therefore there isn’t much that you need to do other than use warm soapy water. To make it shine though, you will need a cleaner specifically for granite. If you’re worried about how toxic your cleaner may be then download the app called “Think Dirty”. When you’re in the store and you see an “all natural” cleaner, scan the barcode and it will tell you how good it actually is for you.

Make sure to clean your countertops regularly along with sealing it yearly. This will help to keep stains forming on your countertops. When water gets onto your granite you should look at it to see if it beads up. If they doesn’t bead up then that is a clear sign that you need to reseal your countertops. Along with sealing your granite, you’ll want to be on the lookout for chips that need to properly filled, so that the exposure doesn’t ruin the granite or leave it susceptible to getting bigger.

Green Haven Homes has worked with granite in many of the homes we have built. Because of the pros to it and how much families love the look of it in the home, we have made sure to put this granite in the homes we build. With superior quality materials and a builder that has attention to details, you can’t go wrong with buying one of our homes! Call us today or fill out an online request.

By Green Haven Homes 3-19-2019

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