With all of the conflicting information out there on the best ways to maintain and clean your granite counter tops, it’s time to set the question to rest and provide a direct, easy answer that will help your newly installed granite countertops last a lifetime. Here are the do’s and don’ts of cleaning granite countertops:

DON’T use Windex or anything abrasive. Abrasive cleaners like vinegar, ammonia, or anything with bleach, and abrasive sponges like steel wool or anything with a tough exterior can have a negative effect on your counter tops over time. Harsh acidic cleaners and rough sponges wear down the sealant quicker than intended, eventually exposing the granite underneath. And speaking of sealant. . .

DO make sure your counter top is sealed! Granite is a not porous like marble or other softer materials, but it can still soak up stains and oils. Every spill has the risk of damaging the granite over time. Want to test if yours is sealed properly? Splash some water on the surface and see if it beads up or soaks into the granite. If it’s the latter, it is time to reseal.

DON’T waste your money on high-priced granite-safe cleaners. You can use them if you really want to, but just know that it’s unnecessary to keep your properly sealed and installed granite counter top clean.

DO clean your granite counter tops gently. All you have to use is warm water, normal dish soap, and a soft cloth to keep it clean without affecting the seal. That’s it. And since a properly-sealed granite countertop is mostly bacteria-free, this cleaning method should be all you need to keep it sanitized!

When treated well, your granite counter tops will last a long time, but don’t hesitate to have them resealed if you’re ever concerned about keeping them in the best shape. Either way, you’ve made an excellent choice with granite!

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Customer testimonials

Gregory DavidGregory David
23:01 12 Aug 22
Went way over and above to take great care of us with our new granite kitchen tops! Andriza worked wonderfully with us! Her installers were great and even installed my under mount sink I bought! Highly recommend this team for any granite or quartz countertops. I couldn't be more pleased with them.
Paul DouillettePaul Douillette
22:31 04 Aug 22
Recently I remodeled my entire kitchen 8/02/22. I used Affordable Concepts for all my Quartz. I must admit that at the beginning there was a communication problem that was resolved. With the help of Walter and my account executive Sylvio all problems were resolved to my satisfaction. The fabricators were all respectful, dedicated and hardworking and the results are beautiful. Thank you all.
Alex DiBartolomeoAlex DiBartolomeo
01:58 13 Apr 22
From start to finish Walter and his team were beyond helpful. Helping pick out the perfect granite to handling every aspect of the install. Installers were kind, courteous and unbelievably professional. This company understands what customer service is all about and how to go above and beyond for the customer. If you are looking to update or remodel, Affordable Granite is the best company to go with.
Chris KraemerChris Kraemer
22:11 18 Nov 21
They did a great job every step of the way! From estimating all the way through installation. Great company!
18:51 02 Oct 21
Amazing quality and customer service! Lisandra went above and beyond even for our smaller scale project! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We will definitely be back for any future stone work we need! Thanks again!