Like any porous stone, cleaning granite can pose a few challenges. Mainly, you want to make sure that you aren’t using any products that could damage the stone. Since granite is one of the most popular materials used on countertops, not to mention it is frequently used for flooring and tiles, homeowners should be familiar with the best ways to clean the stone.
The most important thing every granite owner should know is that special cleaners are required to prevent damage to the stone.
Why Does Granite Require a Special Cleaner?
We all know that grabbing a disinfecting wipe is the easiest way to wipe down a surface in your home, but did you know that those wipes can lead to all kinds of damage on granite and other natural stones? Often, these wipes contain chemicals and acids that can break down the sealant on your countertop or other granite surfaces, leaving the natural stone exposed to damage. In fact, most cleaners, especially those labeled all-purpose or multi-surface, contain ingredients that should not be used on granite or natural stone at all.
You will want to purchase a stone or granite cleaner that is made just for use on these stones, like Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner.
What Type of Cleaner Shouldn’t You Use on Granite?
If you were to make a list of the cleaners you shouldn’t use on granite, it would end up being very long. However, you should avoid products that don’t have a neutral pH level. This means you need to avoid products that are acidic or alkaline, such as citric acid. Bleach is another cleaner you should avoid when it comes to cleaning natural stone, as it can dull the finish of the granite and even change the color of the stone. Glass cleaner and Formula 409 are popular cleaners that you might not think twice about using on your granite surfaces. Still, they can lead to surface damage to the stone.
Read our full list of the worst products to use to clean granite countertops.
What Is the Best Cleaner for Granite?
Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner is specifically made for use on granite surfaces, including countertops, flooring, and tile. For this reason, we always recommend using our product when you need to clean your countertops. Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner is formulated to be non-acidic and non-abrasive, which products both the seal and surface of all of your granite surfaces. In fact, this cleaner is gentle enough for daily use on your granite surfaces.
While this cleaner is called Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner, it is safe to use on all other sealed natural or cultured stone surfaces, including marble and travertine.
How to Use Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner
Using Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner is very easy. Just follow these easy steps for a clean countertop:
- Gently dust any large debris or crumbs off the surface of your granite to prevent scratches.
- Shake your can of Rock Doctor Granite and Quartz Cleaner well before use.
- Holding the can six to eight inches away from the countertop, spray the cleaner over the entire area.
- Gently wipe with a clean, soft cloth or paper towel.
If your countertops are super dirty, you can leave the cleaner on to saturate for one to two minutes before you wipe everything down.
With our cleaner, there is no need to rinse the countertops down after use.
To learn more about our cleaner, please visit rockdoctor.com or call us at 913-894-0288.