How To Clean Every Type of Kitchen Worktop
The kitchen is classed as the heart of the home, and often homeowners forget just how much their kitchen goes through and that to ensure it stays looking as good as new for a long time, it needs regular attention.
Even if you have hard-wearing surfaces installed, grease, exposure to heat, and even spillages can often take their toll, therefore making it crucial for homeowners to know how to clean their worktops properly.
The Most Effective Ways To Clean Your Worktops
The best way to maintain your worktops is to give them a quick and simple daily cleanse, which helps avoid a build-up of dirt and stains.
However, not all kitchen worktops materials require the same amount of care, which is why it is vital to understand which treatment is most suited to your surface.
Quartz worktops are one of the most maintenance-free worktops on the market, but it still makes sense to look after your investment by regular cleaning.
Quartz worktops can be cleaned with warm soapy water and wiped down using a soft cloth or sponge.
You should never use strong chemical products on quartz (caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, paint stripper, or bleach). However, everyday surface cleaner or a mild antibacterial detergent is safe to use for those more stubborn spills.
If drying your surface with a microfiber cloth causes streaks, spray a small amount of glass cleaner on your worktop to make it sparkle.
Granite is a porous material which means that it soaks up liquids more than other worktop materials such as quartz, so it is advised to get it sealed every six months. Cleaning granite worktops require a little extra care.
It is essential to clean your granite worktops after food preparation with hot, soapy water and a damp microfiber cloth and buff up with another. Buffing granite after cleaning will help keep the surface looking shiny by combating water spots and streaks.
It is recommended that you give your granite worktops a deep clean every week to keep them in the best possible condition using a PH neutral cleaner. Alternatively, you can also make a homemade cleaner by mixing baking powder and water.
Similarly to quartz, marble is another easy kitchen surface to clean; mix warm water with a natural cleaning product such as dish soap and apply the mixture onto the worktop using a sponge or a soft cloth.
Wipe the surface with a dry cloth or towel to help get rid of any smears. As marble is easily damaged by anything acidic, it is advised to avoid cleaning any marble surface with acid-based products.
Porcelain is another non-porous material meaning that there is nowhere for germs or dirt particles to hide. A daily wipe down of your porcelain surface is recommended using a damp cloth and a gentle cleaner such as washing up liquid.
You should never use harsh chemicals, such as bleach, or abrasive cleaning cloths such as scourers or steel wool on a porcelain worktop. Although these are unlikely to damage the worktop itself, they are likely to cause scratches and micro-abrasions, which can dull the polish of your worktop.
At RO Surfaces, we are suppliers of worktops; our factory and showroom are located in Swalwell; however, we can deliver worktops throughout Newcastle and the whole of the North East. If you are interested in our expert stone services, please don’t hesitate to contact a team member. Our large selection of stones derives from all over the world, ensuring we have a product suited to everyone. Give us a call on 0191 4477440 or visit our showroom, Unit 2 Foundry Park, Swalwell, NE16 3DS.
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