How To Clean Countertops
Have your countertops become dirty and odd looking because of the regular use and you are on the lookout for an easy guide on how to clean countertops? We at K&B Cabinet have heard your requests and today we will be dealing with how to clean countertops effectively.
The ways of cleaning different types of countertops vary according to the material used. Every type of material reacts differently to certain methods and chemicals and therefore, before getting to know how to clean countertops you need to know which material is your countertop made of.
After you have determined the material, follow this list of popular countertop materials and what you need to do in order to get them clean and shining with this guide on how to clean countertops.
Most of the household countertops can be cleaned using simple household cleaners and just a bit of soap and water. You can also use mild chemical based cleaners to clean your countertops, but make sure to properly rinse them off after cleaning.
How to Clean Solid Surface Countertops
The flexibility of application and high durability of solid surface countertops makes them a very popular countertop material for many homeowners. They require very low maintenance and can be cleaned relatively easily.
Cleaning your solid surface countertops and removing their stains requires a damp cloth for normal stains and a mild mix of soap and water for more hard to remove stubborn stains.
How to Clean Quartz Countertops
When you want to clean quartz countertops which are also known as engineered stone, you must keep in mind that they are manufactured from stain–resistant polymers that are very easy to clean with the help of a damp cloth or paper towel. You need to make sure that any stains that happen to spill on quartz surfaces should be wiped up as quickly as possible so that they don’t get dried up on the surface as it will be very hard to remove them afterwards.
If you are trying to remove more persistent stains, then you need to use a non-abrasive cleaning pad and a glass cleaner with which you should scrub the surface until the stains disappear. But make sure that you don’t scratch away the upper layer of the countertop.
How to Clean Laminate Countertops
For cleaning your laminate countertops, you should always go with soft tools like a rope or sponge. The usage of rough cleaning tools, like steel wool or a scraper, can leave permanent scratches on the surface and disfigure it.
To remove stains, mix some baking soda into water and make it into a paste and apply it directly over the stains. Let the solution sit for a few minutes, and then, you can wipe it up and rinse the area with water to get a new looking clean laminate surface.
We hope we have answered your question of how to clean countertops to your fullest satisfaction. You can use the tips mentioned above on how to clean countertops, in order to make sure that your kitchen and bathroom always look their best and give your house a premium feeling. Contact K&B Cabinet for any questions related to installation or maintenance of your countertops.