How to maintain your Granite/Marble?
Granite is a hard substance that has high density and resists most chipping, heat, stains and scratches if used in normal settings. Yet, if is not properly taken care of or proper usage, it can still be damaged.
Marble is a softer material and has more porous compared to granite, therefore, there is a higher chance of stains and chips. Marble requires high maintenance because marble has a lot of tiny fissures and holes. Once stained by dark liquid it is uneasy to clean. Therefore, please avoid using marble in high-use areas like kitchen.
Acid in foods and drinks will dull and etch the surface of stone product, particularly marbles. Be extra careful when there is citrus juice near marble tops.
Thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing.
Clean surfaces with a mild detergent or stone soap.
Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners.
Do not use Vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble.
When it comes to natural stone kitchen counters, most pros recommend using a non-toxic, food-safe penetrating sealer or impregnator.