Cleaning Kitchen Countertops: Granite vs Laminate

Kitchen countertops see a lot of action, and they retain all sorts of particles and germs from everything that happens on top of them. You need to properly clean your kitchen countertops to eliminate the everyday dirt that accumulates.

Cleaning Granite Countertops

It’s important to make sure the original product is sealed, as granite will soak up oils and spills, making stains possible. If a few drops of water bead up on your surface, then you know it is sealed. If the water soaks in, then you need to get it sealed as soon as possible.

Make sure you use only a granite-safe cleaner. Things like acidic cleaners (vinegar, lemon, lime), bleaches, and ammonia-based cleaners can harm the granite seals.

Spills should be quickly wiped down with mild dish soap and a microfiber cloth. By cleaning it regularly you will prevent stains and damage to the stone.

Cleaning Laminate Countertops

Laminate is popular because it is convenient and cost-effective. It lacks the durability of marble or granite, and without proper care, it can crack, stain, and warp. Spills should be cleaned up quickly, and you should test any solvents before using them to ensure they are safe to use.