How to care for counter-tops?

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    Stacey-Turley Residence / Kariouk Associates
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      • Your kitchen will look simply awesome when you add countertops and increase the value of your home. With different kinds of countertops to choose from, you will have to be careful in choosing the right one that matches with the interior décor of the cooking space. This will provide a more elegant and sophisticated look to the kitchen. Obviously, you want to maintain countertops so that you do not have to replace them within the next few years. For this, it is essential to care for countertops so that they last for a long time. Check out some tips that will help you clean, maintain and retain the beauty of countertops.

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        • Use a cleanser for cleaning the surface – The countertops may be extremely durable, however it is advisable not to use any cleanser on them. If you use abrasive cleansers, then this may damage the countertops badly. You may even have to change them soon. Besides, you should not use acidic formulas such as lemon, vinegar or lime and certain chemicals like ammonia, Windex and bleach. Rather, try to choose gentle products like pH-balanced cleanser or dishwashing detergent that will keep countertops clean and help retain their beauty for long.

         

        Ivanhoe House / Auhaus Architecture
        © Derek Swalwell
        • Take a soft clean to remove dust and dirt – Just like your home, countertops too will accumulate lots of dirt and dust if you do not clean them regularly. The best thing you can do is to use a soft cloth and get rid of dirt and dust from the countertop. Not only they will look as new as ever but also retain their worth for several years to come. If you have any plan to sell your home in future, then installing right countertops will help increase your property’s value. Thus, you’ll be able to make good profit from your business.

         

        Ivanhoe House / Auhaus Architecture
        © Derek Swalwell
        • Get rid of stain marks and spills – If there are some spills or stains on the countertops, then you need to clean them as soon as possible. You can take water and cotton to remove the marks and give them “Wow” look. At the same time, you can take professional help who has years of experience in maintaining countertops. He will charge a certain fee for his service but ensures the best possible service.

         

        • Do the necessary repairs when needed – Homeowners who have installed countertops in the past may find that they need some kind of repair. Although you may be very careful with the countertops, yet there might be some issue overtime. There can be cracks and stains on the surface and thus, think of repairing them by yourself. It is advisable to get in touch with an expert who will take care of the damage caused and call for help no sooner he finds the problem. However, if you wait for a long time to get the necessary repairs done, then chances are it may be damaged further.

        How to Create a Stylish and Practical Kitchen

        Thus, the above-discussed tips will help care for countertops and retain their beauty for several years.

         

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