Are natural stone countertops easy to maintain?

23-Apr-2015 Your kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in your home. Not only do you use your kitchen to prepare meals and beverages but you will also need to clean up after food preparation and you may even entertain guests or serve meals in your kitchen too. With so much going on, it’s easy for spills to occur.

When choosing the right work surface for your kitchen, it is important to consider maintenance. Natural stone is a popular choice due to its elegance, durability and the way in which it adds value to your home. Another advantage is that natural stone worktops are quite simple to maintain.

All you need to do is make sure that you seal them, if need be, in order to prevent stains from taking hold. You should also resist the urge to place hot items directly on your stone worktops and always use pH neutral cleaning products that are stone friendly.

Apart from a gentle wipe after preparing a meal and a regular general clean, you will need to reseal your stone worktops periodically. Other than this, there really is no other maintenance involved! Other work surfaces are more susceptible to stains and damage. This will mean that they might need repairs or replacing more frequently than natural stone worktops.

Because your stone countertops are sealed, you won’t need to worry about bacteria embedding itself in the pores. The same, however, cannot be said for all work surfaces. As for that shine, you can be sure that your stone worktops will look great with very little effort while stainless steel work surfaces need serious shining to get rid of all those fingerprints!

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