Dos And Don’ts For Maintaining Your Countertops

Countertops are often the focal point of a kitchen. Larger countertop spaces such as islands or peninsulas not only serve their purpose as a space for homeowners to prepare meals, but they also serve as an area where friends and family get together, prepare meals, indulge in food, and enjoy each other’s company. That’s why keeping your countertops in the best condition is important. Renew Resurfacing has compiled a list of do’s and don’ts that will help you care for your countertops or decide if you need countertops resurfacing services.

Marble Countertops

To protect the marble countertop, you can use a sealant to protect the surface from stains and acidic liquids. Using coasters under acidic drinks and cutting boards when preparing acidic foods will also add a layer or protection for your countertop. Cooking oil bottles and other containers that may have leakage can leave ring marks on the surface.

You should also have your marble surfaces professionally polished every few years to maintain their shine and luster. Renew Resurfacing offers marble countertop refinishing services that will make your countertops look good as new.

To further protect marble countertops from damage, it is important to avoid placing acidic foods such as lemon, vinegar, and tomatoes on the surface as they can cause etching, which is a dulling or discoloration of the surface.

Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops are made of wood such as oak or maple. You will often find that they come in large planks or narrow strips. The large planks are more susceptible to warping over time.

When treating a butcher block countertop, use only food-grade mineral oil to protect the wood from warping and drying out. It is important to reapply mineral oil to the butcher block countertop whenever the wood looks like it is dry. Apply a generous amount of mineral oil and continue reapplying until the wood is no longer absorbing any more oil. This will help maintain the wood’s moisture and prevent warping or cracking.

Steer clear of using vegetable or olive oils as they can become rancid and can cause damage to the wood. Also, avoid using steel wool as it will scratch the wood. If it’s too late, professional countertops resurfacing service can handle the job.

Granite Countertops

To maintain the appearance of granite countertops, it is important to clean regularly with a damp cloth and a pH-neutral stone cleaner. This will help remove any dirt or spills and prevent any damage to the stone.

Don’t use aggressive cleaners, soap, or citrus cleaner to wipe down granite countertops as the alkaline in the solutions will damage the stone. Avoid using steel wool as well as it will scratch the surface.

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