At Bellezza Artisan Stone Surfaces, we offer a variety of luxury stone materials. It’s our goal to turn your kitchen into a place where you enjoy spending time, and a beautiful countertop can certainly make that happen.
Let’s go through some of our most popular countertop materials and what kind of care and maintenance they need.
Marble is one of our more high-maintenance stones. Avoid acids around marble at all costs and stick to the simple cleaners—and we mean simple!
For a regular, everyday clean, a damp cloth (preferably microfiber) will do just fine. And always make sure to dry it with a dry cloth, because if you let marble air dry, you might notice streaks. If you’re looking for a deeper clean, use a pH-neutral dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water, and don’t forget to rinse it to get all of that soap residue off the surface.
If you notice a stain, all you have to do is apply a poultice and let it sit on the surface for about twenty-four hours. If that doesn’t work, the pros can help you get your marble back in top shape.
Quartz is one of our favorite engineered stones. It’s made with a natural quartz base and includes polymers and resins that bind the particles together and seal the countertop’s pores. Being that it’s a nonporous material, quartz is very easy to keep clean.
Wipe the surface with warm, soapy water, and rinse it thoroughly. Avoid abrasive cleaners or scrub pads, because these things can cause damage if they’re used too aggressively or too regularly.
If you notice a stain on your quartz, make a paste of baking soda and water and gently scrub the spot with a soft brush, then rinse. It might take a few tries to get the stain up, but it should work.
Porcelain is yet another beloved engineered stone, known for its versatile applications, unique looks, and high-level durability. When you clean porcelain, it must be rinsed thoroughly because soap can leave a film on its surface. If you add white vinegar to the water when you wash it, you can easily mediate this problem. Just remember to avoid abrasive cleaners or rough pads, as with quartz.
Porcelain doesn’t stain, but if you have tiles, the grout might—and the grout can also harbor bacteria, which nobody wants in the kitchen. Scrub the grout with a mild bleach solution and a toothbrush, then seal it with a commercial grout sealer.
Granite is a natural stone that commands attention. Its patterns are bold and beautiful, and it has amazing durability that allows it to last for many years. It’s also super easy to clean!
All you have to do is wipe the surface with warm, soapy water, then rinse it thoroughly. As with many other stones, don’t use an abrasive cleaner or a rough pad—while granite is tough, it’s best to steer clear of such things to avoid damage.
Baking soda and water can remove stains on granite just as it can on quartz. Gently scrub the spot with a soft brush and rinse it thoroughly, and the stain should come out after a few tries.
Maintaining Your Countertops
All in all, our luxury stone surfaces are easy to maintain, which only makes them more alluring. To learn more about what we offer, get in touch with one of our stone experts today.