What To Do
The natural stone you have purchased for your home is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it beautiful.
We recommend that you use coasters under all glasses, particularly those that contain alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the stone surface. Blot up spills immediately. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes and placemats under china, ceramics, silver, or other objects that can scratch the surface.
Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or mild liquid dish-washing detergent and warm water. Use a clean soft cloth for best results. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Change the rinse water frequently. A good quality granite wax or non-yellowing automobile past was can be applied to minimize water spotting. Granite or marble tops should be sealed once a year with a stone sealer.
What Not To Do
Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface.
Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on granite or marble.
Do not use scouring powders or creams, these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.