Keeping Stone Clean: Care and Maintenance Tips

We cook, we spill, we get our countertops dirty. Stone countertops require minimal maintenance, but aren’t maintenance free. Keeping them clean the proper way will ensure both you and your stone live a germ-free life!

Here are some stone care best practices:

  • Wipe spills immediately – the longer they sit, the tougher the stain will become.
  • If a stain appears on your countertops, identify the cause. Not all stains are the same – removing an oil stain is much different than ridding your countertops of a wine stain.
  • Once the source of the stain is identified, read our Care and Maintenance page for methods to remove the stain.
  • Only use a pH neutral cleanser. Anything too acidic can etch and dull the countertops – especially marble!
  • Never use any cleaner that includes ammonia. Ammonia will leave a film on your countertops.
  • We recommend cleaning your countertops with a mild soap and water or a stone cleaner that can be found at your local hardware store.
  • Ensure any cleaner is fully wiped from the countertops after cleaning.

Because of the current Covid-19 outbreak, we also recommend following the CDC’s guidelines to clean and care of your home.