At Master Cabinets, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality and durable stone benchtops that stand the test of time. However, the longevity of your stone benchtops not only depends on the quality of the installation but also how you maintain them. In this guide, we share some handy tips to help you care for and maintain your stone benchtops.
Understanding Your Stone Benchtop
Stone benchtops are a popular choice due to their durability, elegance, and timeless appeal. However, different types of stone benchtops require different care and maintenance routines.
Natural Stone Benchtops
Natural stone benchtops such as granite and marble are unique and beautiful, but they can be porous and prone to staining if not sealed properly.
Engineered Stone Benchtops
Engineered stone benchtops like quartz are non-porous, making them resistant to staining. However, they can be sensitive to high temperatures and harsh chemicals.
Everyday Care for Your Stone Benchtops
Regardless of the type of stone benchtop you have, here are some general everyday care tips:
1. Wipe Up Spills Promptly
Whether it’s wine, coffee, or juice, it’s important to wipe up any spills immediately to prevent potential staining.
2. Use a Soft Cloth and Mild Detergent
For daily cleaning, a soft cloth and a mild detergent are all you need. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners that can damage the stone.
3. Use Cutting Boards
While stone benchtops are scratch-resistant, it’s still a good idea to use a cutting board to protect the surface.
4. Use Heat Pads or Trivets
Despite their durability, stone benchtops can be sensitive to extreme heat. Always use heat pads or trivets when placing hot pots or pans on your benchtop.
Deep Cleaning and Maintenance
Beyond everyday care, your stone benchtops will benefit from regular deep cleaning and maintenance.
Sealing Your Natural Stone Benchtops
Natural stone benchtops should be sealed periodically to maintain their resistance to stains. The frequency will depend on the type of stone and the level of use.
Over time, your stone benchtops might lose some of their shine. Professional polishing can restore their original lustre and beauty.
How Master Cabinets Can Help
At Master Cabinets, we offer more than just quality stone benchtops. We’re also here to assist you with all your benchtop care and maintenance needs.
1. Professional Advice
Our team of expert cabinet makers can provide you with professional advice on how to best care for and maintain your specific type of stone benchtop.
2. Quality Sealing and Polishing Services
We offer professional sealing and polishing services to keep your stone benchtops looking their best and lasting longer.
3. Maintenance Support for All Settings
4. Customised Solutions
Different stone benchtops may require unique care routines. We provide customised solutions tailored to the specific needs of your benchtops. Whether it’s for your outdoor kitchen, wardrobe, or home theatre, we’ve got you covered.
Caring for and maintaining your stone benchtops does require some effort, but it’s well worth it. With the right care routine, your benchtops can maintain their beauty and functionality for years to come. Remember, the longevity of your stone benchtops is not only determined by the quality of the material and installation but also by how well they’re maintained.
If you have more questions about how to care for and maintain your stone benchtops or if you’re ready to get started on your next project, check out our FAQs or contact us today. At Master Cabinets, we’re not just about selling benchtops – we’re committed to ensuring you enjoy the beauty and functionality of your stone benchtops for many years to come.