Caring for your New Bathroom Countertop
A new countertop in your bathroom can be made of all different types of materials: glass, granite, Silestone, Corian, marble, soapstone, ceramic tiles orlaminate. To give you years of beauty, you want to make sure that you take care of your countertop.
You clean glass the same way that you clean your windows and mirrors. You can use a commercial cleaner or take a combination of vinegar and water.
You can clean granite with a special stone cleaner or take warm water and mild dish detergent soap to clean it. Avoid abrasive cleaners.
You should seal your granite once a year. If water soaks into the stone and does not bead up, it is time to reseal your granite. Granite requires regular waxing and polishing to maintain a sheen.
You can clean Silestone with soap and water or use an all purpose cleaner. Do not use an abrasive cleaner. Silestone never has to be sealed.
Corian can be cleaned with soap and water or an all purpose cleaner. If it gets stained or dirty, you can use a Scotch Brite pad.
You can use an all purpose cleaner to keep the laminate clean. Laminates do not have to be sealed.
Use soap and water on your marble countertop. You can use an all purpose cleaner. Marble should be sealed frequently with mineral oil. It requires regular waxing and polishing to maintain a sheen.
Soapstone can be cleaned with soap and water. For the first year, you should wipe it down weekly with mineral oil, then every few months after that. If you get scratches on your countertop, you can rub them out or sand them.
- Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles can be cleaned with soap and water or an all purpose cleaner. Occasionally, you will have to clean the grout to make sure that it maintains its original beauty.