Granite countertop in the Manhattan 34 - Transcend Tiny Home
Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. It is a natural product with a timeless aura and appeal. Granite countertops take a high-quality kitchen to the next level visually and often become the centerpiece of the room.
Granite is a very hard substance and is not susceptible to scratches. While not ideal to work on because it will dull knife blades, it will take normal wear and tear very well. Granite resists heat too, so its use near a range or cooktop is ideal. When you have to set down a hot pan fast, granite can take the heat without being damaged or weakened.
In order to protect granite countertops, please follow the following steps:
- Apply a high-quality granite sealer to the countertops. This should be done when the granite is completely dry. Buff the sealer with a rough cloth once it dries. Sealer serves not only to enhance the shine of the granite, but to give it added protection from stains
- If a spill should occur, clean up before the stain has a chance to penetrate the surface. Granite is somewhat absorbent, and can absorb stains if spills are left any length of time.
- Generally, you can clean your granite countertop with a soap and water.
- Using regular cleaning chemicals on your countertop will strip the seal and leave the porous surface of the granite exposed.
- Avoid using acidic products. Avoid using acids or acidic materials to prepare food on granite countertops.
- Avoid putting meat directly on the granite countertop.
- Avoided sprinkling oil on the countertop.
- Avoid leaving wet containers directly on the granite countertop. Spills are not the only way liquids can seep into the granite. Containers such as olive oil bottles are often hard to keep completely dry, and the layer of olive oil on the bottom of the bottle will discolor the granite with prolonged contact. Leave these types of containers on a shelf or in a cabinet.