There are numerous options that you can choose for your countertop today; you could go for marble, wood, granite and so on depending on your preference. Each option attracts unique cleaning and maintenance procedures. It is, therefore, necessary for homeowners to be aware of these procedures before settling on a specific countertop option. However, most homeowners’ choose a countertop based on its design and functionality. Some of the common maintenance tips that we are all aware of include refraining from scratching the countertop’s surface or exposing it to heat. Nevertheless, there are more cleaning tips that help maintain the surface.
First, if yours is a wooden countertop, you have to clean it daily to maintain its elegant look. As such, clean the surface with simple cleaners such as a mixture of warm water and distilled vinegar. You can also use a non-abrasive cleaner to gently remove any food particles that may be stuck. Most importantly, ensure that you dry the counters after cleaning. If you notice some stains on your wooden countertop sprinkle salt and lemon on the stain then clean it off with either water or distilled vinegar.
However, if yours is a marble or granite counter, there is no need to worry because we have you covered. In this case, you have to use warm soapy water to clean the counters on a daily basis. It is vital to avoid using abrasive cleaners since they can damage the sealers. Stains on these counters should be eliminated using a mixture of water and baking soda.
Finally, the best way of cleaning laminate countertops is by using a soft fabric and a non-abrasive cleaner. Thus, avoid using acidic cleaners as they may ruin the surface. Just like in marble countertops, stains on laminate counters can be removed using water and baking soda.