How to buy the best quality granite cleaning products?

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Granite is a popular choice among homeowners today. Though it is used popularly, many of us are not very sure about how to maintain it and keep it clean. A granite surface is no doubt tough, but at the same time it is extremely susceptible to stains, and that is why we need to use the right granite cleaning products so as not to accidentally remove the seal. To keep your seal intact you must remember to clean up any spill immediately and use the right granite cleaner either from the market or homemade.  

Maintaining your granite
Besides using granite cleaning products, a regular cleaning regime is required. This will ensure that your granite is always streak-free and shiny. Keep your granite well maintained by following certain rules. Make sure you keep in mind the following:

Your granite countertop is sealed properly. Resealing annually is a good idea.
Avoid the use of abrasive cleaners, sponges and steel wool which scratch the granite.
Do not use any kind of acidic cleaners as they take off the shine. 
Use a clean cloth, preferably white or microfiber cloth to clean granite.
Avoid using anything with bleach as it makes the granite dull.
Never place hot utensils or other objects directly on the granite.
Avoid standing, kneeling or sitting on your granite tops. 
Make sure that you wipe out any spills immediately.

Choose The Right Product
In spite of taking care of your granite regularly, you may still feel the need to use granite cleaning products available in the market. When you do this, be careful of which one you are choosing. Check on the various ones available in the market.

It is a good idea to pay a little more to get one because that ensures you of the quality. Get one with a sprayer which will send a mist across a large surface. This ensures that you use less of the cleaner, so your cost gets balanced. Check labels to ensure that the product is biodegradable and safe.

Of late e.coli and salmonella scares have been doing the rounds on and off and thus we need to be particular about disinfecting the kitchen surface where granite is mostly used. You will find disinfecting wipes in the market which are suitable for deeper cleaning. These can also be used for other purposes, so that makes it all the more useful and worth the investment. Unfortunately, the environmental implications of these wipes are questionable.

There are products that claim to seal, clean and polish granite. How far it performs all three functions may not be confirmed, but they make the colours more vibrant by removing the stains well, and it is suitable as a polish. It keeps the surface shining. 

Armed with this information of the various kinds of products that will help to keep your granite clean and to shine, you ought not to find it difficult to keep your granite bright and shining. However, remember to regularly maintain your granite to get the best effect.


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