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If you have a natural stone countertop in your kitchen, whether marble, quartz, granite, soapstone, etc., you need to know the proper care that it requires so you can protect your investment and keep your countertops looking brand new for years to come.

Here are a few tips for caring for your natural stone kitchen countertops.

  1. Make sure it’s properly sealed. Your stone countertop may need a specific type of sealant to protect it from water damage and stains. Check with your installation professional to find out more.
  2. Clean up acidic spills right away. Red wine, lemon juice and vinegar can wear down the protective sealants on your countertops.
  3. Always use a cutting board. Your stone countertops may be quite hygienic, depending on how porous the stone is, but a cutting board will protect your countertop from scratches as well as bacteria.
  4. Never stand on your countertops. If you have to reach a higher kitchen cabinet, get a step stool rather than sitting or standing on your kitchen counter. Micro-cracks in the stone may get bigger with too much weight.

Get quality natural stone countertops installed in your kitchen by Empire Marble & Granite in Dayton, NJ today.