Getting Your Countertops Ready for the Holidays

November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are fast approaching, but are your granite countertops ready to be showcased? They may need a little TLC before your first party guests arrive, and to do so is relatively easy. Granite countertops are known for their low maintenance, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require any cleaning at all. In fact, with just an hour or two, you can get your granite countertops ready for that holiday feast.

Prepping Your Granite

Granite is naturally porous, so it does need to be sealed, or it can become a victim to the many mishaps of the kitchen. Sealing your granite will make it resistant to scratches, stains and gouges, but over time, it can become dull and may require a new coat of sealant to bring back that glossy shine. You can seal the granite yourself, but if you want to make sure that the granite is handled properly, let the professional granite team at Premier Surfaces handle the sealing for you! They can accurately pinpoint what type of sealant your granite needs and apply it for you in no time flat! They can also instruct you on how to clean your granite to avoid scratches and stains.

And speaking of cleaning, there are plenty of ways to clean your granite. For daily cleaning, you can just use a little soap and water to wipe up any messes. Mix a little bit of soap to warm water and swirl the water around with a soft cloth towel. With another towel, wipe up the soapy water. You will want to make sure that all the soapy water is wiped up, because soap can build up over time and dull out the granite. If you notice a dull shine to your granite, never fear! Simply wet a soft cloth with warm water and wipe down the counter to remove the residue.

Soap and water are perfectly fine for cleaning, but you may also want to use a non-abrasive cleaner to keep you granite in top shape. The team at Premier Surfaces has a fantastic array of granite countertop cleaners, and can help you pick out the best cleaner for your countertops.

Holidays, Here They Come!

With family and friends arrive at your home any time now, it is the perfect time to get those granite countertops in top fashion, so not only will your food spread look superb, but your kitchen countertops will be too. There’s no reason to hide your granite countertops. The team at Premier Surfaces is prepared to help you make your holidays glisten like snow capped mountains on a winter’s night.