Granite countertops have practically become a staple in American kitchen design. Home builders and homeowners alike love the look and functionality of granite countertops. According to the National Association of Home Builders, granite countertops are going into roughly 64% of new American homes. In our new kitchen and bathroom construction projects in Pinehurst, NC we have had the most requests for granite countertops. They are low maintenance, highly durable and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. It is easy to see why granite countertops are in such high demand in new construction and in kitchen renovation projects around the country.
While granite countertops are easy to maintain, there are some tips for getting the most life out of them. For instance, if you haven’t already, you really should have your granite countertops sealed. At Fayetteville Granite, we will seal your countertops for you when we install them in your Pinehurst, NC home. Wipe down your granite countertops regularly with warm, soapy water so that dirt and grime do not collect on them. Use a mild soap to wash your granite countertops instead of a harsh cleaner, which can wear down the sealant on your granite countertop over time. Do not use bleach products. While granite countertops can withstand fairly high temperatures, you should not place hot pans or dishes directly on the stone. Same goes for cold pitchers or glasses that may have condensation on them. It is best to place a coaster or towel underneath them before placing them on your granite countertops. If you notice a stain on your granite countertops, you can use a mixture of baking soda and water left for several hours on the stain and it should remove it. Although granite countertops do not attract bacteria like countertops made of other materials do, you can use a 50/50 combination of water and rubbing alcohol to disinfect them.
The granite countertop experts at Fayetteville Granite are happy to serve the home builders and homeowners of Fayetteville, Pinehurst and surrounding areas of North Carolina. We know you will love your granite countertops, and we want to make sure that they last for many, many years. Our skilled staff is always willing to answer any questions you may have about the upkeep of your granite countertops. If you have any questions, contact us at (910) 483-0468. We look forward to hearing from you!