Maintaining Your Countertops: Tips for Longevity and Beauty

Maintaining Your Countertops: Tips for Longevity and Beauty

Maintaining your countertops is essential for preserving their beauty and functionality over time. Here’s a guide on how to care for various types of countertops, ensuring they stay in excellent condition for years to come.

Granite Countertops

Daily Cleaning:

• Use a mild dish soap and water solution with a soft cloth or sponge.
• Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the surface.


• Granite is porous and requires periodic sealing to prevent stains.
Seal your granite countertops every 1-2 years, or as recommended by us.

Stain Removal:

• For stains, use a paste made of baking soda and water. Apply it to the stain, cover with plastic wrap, and leave overnight.
• Rinse thoroughly and repeat if necessary.

Heat Resistance:

• While granite is heat-resistant, always use trivets or hot pads to prevent thermal shock and potential cracks.

Marble Countertops

Daily Cleaning:

• Clean with a soft cloth and a mild, pH-neutral cleaner to avoid etching.
• Avoid acidic or abrasive cleaners that can damage the marble surface.


Marble should be sealed regularly to protect against staining and etching.
• Depending on usage, sealing might be needed every 6 months to 1 year.

Stain and Etch Removal:

• Use a marble polishing powder for minor etches and stains.
• For tougher stains, a poultice can help draw out the impurities.

Heat Resistance:

• Marble is sensitive to heat, so always use trivets or heat mats to protect the surface.

Quartz Countertops

Daily Cleaning:

• Clean with a non-abrasive cleaner or mild soap and water.
• Avoid harsh chemicals or high-pH cleaners that can damage the resin binders.

Stain Resistance:

• Quartz is non-porous and highly resistant to stains, but it’s still best to wipe up spills promptly.

Heat Resistance:

• Quartz can withstand moderate heat, but avoid placing hot pots and pans directly on the surface.
• Use trivets or hot pads to prevent thermal damage.


Porcelain Countertops (e.g., Dekton)

Daily Cleaning:

• Clean with a mild soap and water solution or a non-abrasive cleaner.
• Porcelain is resistant to most chemicals, but it’s still best to avoid abrasive pads.

Stain and Scratch Resistance:

• Porcelain is highly resistant to stains and scratches, making it a low-maintenance option.
• For tougher stains, a non-abrasive household cleaner should suffice.

Heat Resistance:

• Porcelain can withstand high temperatures, but it’s advisable to use trivets or heat mats to prolong its lifespan.

General Maintenance Tips

• Avoid Cutting Directly on the Surface: Always use a cutting board to prevent scratches.
• Wipe Spills Immediately: Promptly cleaning up spills prevents potential stains, especially on porous surfaces like granite and marble.
• Use Coasters and Placemats: Protect your countertops from stains and scratches by using coasters under drinks and placemats under dishes.
• Regular Inspections: Periodically inspect your countertops for any signs of damage or wear and address them promptly to maintain their beauty and durability.


Proper maintenance of your countertops ensures they remain a stunning and functional part of your home for years. Each material has its specific care requirements, but with regular cleaning, sealing, and protection against heat and stains, your countertops will continue to enhance your living space beautifully.

At MeVa Granite Ltd, we’re here to help you with all your countertop needs. If you have any questions about maintaining your countertops or need professional advice, feel free to reach out to us. Your satisfaction and the longevity of your countertops are our top priorities.

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