Granite Care and Maintenance

Everyday Cleaning 
• Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available at home improvement stores or from stone dealers) or a mild liquid dishwashing deter- gent and warm water. Use a clean, soft cloth for best results. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. 
• Liquid spills, such as alcohol, medications, etc. should be cleaned promptly. Liquids with high-acid can etch granite surfaces if left for any length of time. Popular products that should be cleaned up promptly are: shaving cream, toothpaste, perfume, cologne, nail polish remover, hair coloring or perm products, shampoo, drain opener and toilet bowl cleaner.  

Sealing 
• Your granite vanity top is sealed at the factory. However, to provide extra assurance, we recommend that a protective sealer be applied to the vanity top after installation (available at home improvement stores or from stone dealers) and then again at least once every two years. 
• Before applying the sealer, the exposed areas should be clean and dry. Follow the instructions on the sealer container.  

Prevention 
• Do not use cleaning products that contain lemon or vinegar. 
• Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface. 
• Place protective pads on the bottoms of any heavy objects, such as pottery, appliances or other objects that    may scratch the surface. 
• Avoid using abrasive cleaners or rough cleaning pads. If necessary, a soft buffing pad can be used.
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