Granite is waterproof, stain-resistant, heat resistant, scratch resistant – in most cases it will just wipe clean with a damp cloth. All our granite kitchen and bathroom worktops are sealed before they leave the factory.
To keep your granite worktops looking there best we have listed some useful tips and advice below:
- Rinse with clean warm water and dry with a chamois leather or similar. Drainer Grooves can however be cleaned using wire wool.
- Always read the labels on any detergents you buy.
- Spilt liquids should be mopped up immediately. Highly alkaline or acidic liquids (such as lemon juice or vinegar), oil based substances (such as butter and cooking oils – hot oil splattering from cooking pans around the cooker), wine, detergents and alcohol pose the main risks.
- Do not allow any build up of salt or detergent on your granite worktop.
- Granite worktops should not be brought into contact with strong acids or chemicals including paint stripper, brush cleaner, oven cleaner, nail varnish remover, degreasant or similar products.
- For a longer lasting finish the surface can be sealed to reduce its natural porosity. Depending on the type of granite, this may be a 5 minute job every two years.
- Do not hit your granite worktop with something blunt and heavy. It can crack, chip or even break (the edges are most likely to be damaged if physically abused).
- We would advise the use of a chopping board as a preparation centre to reduce the risk of damage to your granite worktop.
- Do not expose your granite worktop to excessive heat – we advise the use of a tripod or similar to place your pans on when taken directly from the hob.
Granite is a natural material and on rare occasions can have defects or imperfections due to the natural working characteristics of materials supplied. There may be small chips which arised in the course of manufacture, delivery and/or installation. We reserve the right to replace or repair minor defects entirely at our own discretion. We also reserve the right to use chemical or resinous fillers, some of which may already be present in the granite worktop to effect any repairs