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Worktop care and maintenance

Get the most from your worktop

It's in place, all shiny and new, and you want to keep it that way. But how to do that? What's the best way to look after a granite worktop? Or a marble one? What cleaning products will I need? Rest easy, as our team at FM Marble have everything you need to know ready and waiting. We're based in Sutton and cover London, and Sussex. Enquire today.

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It depends on the material

Whatever worktop you have in place, you'll need to adopt a care routine with that worktop's material in mind. Looking after a marble surface, for instance, is a very different proposition to looking after a quartz surface. Below you'll find detailed explanations of how to look after your worktop, whether it's granite, quartz, marble or limestone.

How to care for your granite work surfaces

  • The granite is already sealed against liquids.

  • Clean using a cloth and soapy water on a regular basis.

  • Use furniture polish occasionally to build up a lasting seal.

  • Bleach based cleaners will not damage the granite.

  • Use a fine scoured pad to remove dried food etc.

  • Avoid acidic or abrasive chemicals for example lemon juice.

  • Oil spills need to be cleaned immediately, if staining occurs try baking soda to remove it.
     

Follow these simple guidelines and your worktops will look as beautiful as the day it was installed for many years to come.

How to care for your quartz work surfaces

  • Clean using a cloth and soapy water on a regular basis.

  • It is scratch resistant, but it is better to use a chopping board.

  • Has high resistance to surface staining. Stubborn marks can be removed with Cillit Bang Bleach and Hygiene spray. Rinse with warm water after cleaning.

  • Lime scale or water marks can be removed by using lime-scale remover, neutralise with clean water.

  • Follow manufacturer’s recommendations. 

  • Avoid the following chemicals, caustic soda, paint strippers. If any of the above is spilled rinse off immediately.
     

Follow these simple guidelines and your worktops will look as beautiful as the day it was installed for many years to come.

Really pleased with our new worktops. Very quick turnaround which was so helpful as we needed it to fit around other works that are taking place. Everyone was lovely to deal with and I would highly recommend.

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