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How Granite Cleaner Keeps Your Counters Looking Great
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How Granite Cleaner Keeps Your Counters Looking Great

When you have granite countertops or floors, then you need to make sure that you use the proper cleaner to maintain your granite surfaces. Many people make the mistake of assuming that granite is indestructible and does not need maintenance on a regular basis. If you do not maintain your granite surfaces with a proper granite cleaner, then you will see the shine on your granite fade and you will also see scratches and chips start to appear in your granite. It can take some time, but small imperfections in the granite can begin to grow and turn into real problems. To avoid all of that, you just need to make sure that you clean your granite with the proper cleaner.

It is important to avoid abrasive cleaners when cleaning your granite and any other product that is not designed specifically to be a granite cleaner. Abrasive cleaners do not have the proper materials for removing dirt and debris from your granite. The other problem with abrasive cleaners is that they start to create small scratches in your granite that will grow. You will not see the scratches at first because they are too small when they start out. By the time you can see the scratches, it will be too late to do anything about it. Granite is extremely difficult to repair and a damaged granite countertop will probably need to be replaced.

One of the things that a granite cleaner does is remove the dust and debris from the pores in the rock. If dust and debris is allowed to settle in the pores of the granite, they will dull the color and start causing internal erosion. A good cleaning product lifts that debris from the pores of the granite and allows you to wipe it all away with a soft cloth. Contrary to popular belief, you do need to take it easy when cleaning granite if you want to get the right results. A soft cloth and the proper cleaner are essential to granite cleaning success.

A granite cleaner also fills in those pores with a material that will keep dust and debris out of the pores. The cleaner also puts a protective coating over the granite to prevent water and other liquids from staining the granite. If you want your granite to last a long time and look great, then use the proper cleaner when you are maintaining your granite surfaces.


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