Tips for keeping your kitchen countertops in tip-top condition

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It may be the end of January, but it’s not too late to make some resolutions for 2020. One could be a better focus on your kitchen surfaces. After all, if these are not spotless, the rest of your house can also start to feel slightly grimy. Equally, of course, you will be inviting bacteria into your home.

What’s more, the kitchen is probably the most important and popular room in your home. So here are our top suggestions for what you could do, beyond the quick wipe you’re already giving your kitchen countertops.

In fact, next time you find yourself doing just that, take a closer look. Be sure every last speck has been wiped away. At the same time, look out for damage or any other issues.

Take out the heat and use chopping boards

We know that these tips are often given, but they really are worth heeding. Whatever surface you have for the worktops of your kitchen, don’t take any chances. Always cut anything with a chopping board, and don’t place anything hot directly on the surface.

Make sure you have plenty of chopping boards and heat stands or trivets, and keep them within easy reach.

Start a rota

Again, this may sound obvious, but make sure everyone in your household plays a part in keeping your worktops in the best condition. A roster is usually the best way to do this. Equally, ensure everyone on it understands the particular cleaning procedure for each surface, otherwise even the best-intentioned cleaning can potentially cause damage.

Lose that sink-ing feeling!

If it’s in the wrong place, or has an imperfect design, you don’t have to live with the sink your kitchen came with. Replace it with a better-quality model, or redesign the way the sink flows with the rest of your space. Potentially, this can make a huge difference.

The right technique for the right surface

Clearly not all kitchen countertops are made equal. Each type needs a different approach. Understand how to clean your particular surface. Marble cleaning, for example, means avoiding abrasive products and wiping down twice weekly with a warm, damp cloth and appropriate cleaner. For laminate surfaces, use regular washing-up liquid or similar and clean metal edges with an old toothbrush.

How we can help

At Royal Stone Care, we specialise in all kinds of kitchen worktops, whether that’s marble restoration, quartz repair or granite cleaning. We can advise on the regular cleaning that you can do yourself every week – give us a call today.