Conditioning Your Granite


Conditioning Your Granite

Granite is a durable stone used often for countertops. Its surface is resist to scratches, burns and stains. The finish on your granite countertops can remain beautiful by using quality cleaning products such as Marblelife Granite & Quartz Countertop Cleaner. Polishing and glossing are not needed if you properly maintain your granite surfaces.


Polishing granite should always be performed by a trained professional. It is not done the same as other household polishing. Granite polishing uses hard abrasives and friction with varying coarseness, and heat in varying degrees. A finish that appears to need polishing is often dull due to residues. Many ordinary products such as dish soaps, oils, and common cleaning products can leave residues.


The surface of granite is porous with small indentations and holes. These areas can easily trap foods, oils, and bacteria. This is one of the main causes of a flat looking finish. If not cleaned properly the trapped substances can become rancid and omit a bad smell. This can be prevented with proper cleaning.


The best products are high quality ones made specifically for granite surfaces, such as Marblelife Granite and Quartz Countertop Cleaner. Cleaning products not specifically for granite surfaces can leave a residue, or damage the surface. Some cleaning products to never to use include dish soap, alcohol, vinegar, common cleaners, multi-purpose cleaners, and water. The best way to maintain your granite finish is to use products that are made only for granite surfaces such as a Marblelife cleaning products. There are three basic steps to cleaning your granite surfaces. Simply spray with the proper cleaner, wipe up and buff using a microfiber towel. Buffing is important to remove anything left over after cleaning. Now your granite countertops look good as new.


For stains a bit of extra cleaning is needed. First, as usual spray, wipe and buff the area. Second re-spray the stained area and let set for ten minutes. After ten minutes, using a tooth brush scrub the surface, buff dry with your microfiber towel. Lastly you can do a basic spray, wipe and buff again to remove any residue that may be left. Some foods are more likely to stain your granite surfaces than others. Some of these foods include ketchup, mustard, red sports drinks, red wines, coffee, and barbecue sauces.


Now that the countertop is clean, you may apply the conditioner. A superb product specifically for granite is Marblelife Granite Countertop Gloss Conditioner. This is a high quality gloss conditioner. It has no odor, and is safe to use. A gloss conditioner will make your granite surfaces appear wetter and bring out the fullness of the natural colors. Some granite products are too thick to take a gloss conditioner. The only way to find out if your granite countertop will take a gloss conditioner is to try the product. If there is a difference, then a gloss conditioner will work for you. Whether you can use a gloss conditioner or not, using quality products made just for granite surfaces will ensure your countertops stay beautiful every day.


If you find you need professional help, it is best to contact a professional stone craftsmen that can clean and polish the granite for you. MARBLELIFE of Los Angeles can help you bring your granite back to life.

To locate a stone care professional, contact Marblelife Of Los Angeles at 888-218-4616 or visit for more information.