Expert Tips for Maintaining Your Stone Countertops: Ensuring Longevity and Beauty with Bad Lizard

Apr 8, 2024 | House, Premier Countertop Installation and Fabrication

Welcome to the world of immaculate surfaces and enduring elegance: stone countertops. Maybe you’re in Charleston, Clarksburg, or Morgantown, W.Va. searching for the finest countertops. Or, you’ve already indulged in the luxury that Bad Lizard offers. Knowing how to maintain your countertops is essential for preserving their longevity and beauty. At Bad Lizard, we don’t just craft and install your dream countertops; we ensure they stand the test of time and daily life. So, without further ado, here’s how to maintain your stone countertops like a pro.

The Golden Rule: Say No to Harsh Chemicals

Like the refined instruments of your kitchen, your stone countertops perform best when maintained with precision and care. Steer clear of the harshness of Windex, acidic cleaners (goodbye vinegar, lemon, lime), ammonia-laden products, and bleach. These can be the adversaries of your sealant, weakening its protective powers over time.

Gentle Cleaning Regimen with Warm Water and Dish Soap

You don’t need to break the bank with granite-specific cleaners. Embrace the simplicity of warm water paired with gentle dish soap. Use a microfiber cloth for an effective touch, ensuring you’re not just shifting the crumbs around, but giving your countertops a clean sweep. For a

non-abrasive disinfectant, a 50/50 mix of distilled water and alcohol can be your go-to. Spray, let it sit, then wipe—the perfect deep clean for your countertops.

Avoid Sudden Temperature Changes

We can’t stress this enough: extreme heat can be a villain for your beautiful surfaces. Always use a trivet or hot pad to protect them from hot cookware. This small step can prevent thermal shock and potential cracking or damaging your stone.

Final Nuggets of Wisdom

Your Bad Lizard countertops are an investment, like a piece of fine art in your home. Treat them with the respect they deserve—no abrasive scrub pads, no harsh chemicals, and certainly no DIY sealers or treatments. This care will ensure your stone countertops remain the crowning jewel of your space.

Whether you are looking for the perfect countertops in Charleston or are already part of the Bad Lizard family, remember that our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through the maintenance process. After all, a well-maintained countertop is not just an aesthetic pleasure but a testament to your taste and care for your home.

Here at Bad Lizard, we pride ourselves on giving you more than just a product. We provide an experience—a promise of quality, service, and an unbeatable selection that ensures you find the perfect match for your home. With our expert tips and your attentive care, your Bad Lizard countertops will remain the envy of Charleston for years to come.