How To Care For The Limestone Counters In Your Home

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If you have just recently had limestone counters installed in your home, you will want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to keep it in the best shape as possible for as long as possible. To easily do that, simply follow the tips you find here.

Watch For Spills

It is important to know that limestone is a stone that easily absorbs liquids that are spilled on it. It also easily stains. Therefore, you will want to do everything you can to prevent spills and clean up any that do end up occurring. Try to have the kids pour their drinks over the sink or kitchen counter. Make sure that there are plenty of towels or paper towels nearby for any spills that end up on the counter anyways. To help give your limestone counter a little bit of protection, you can have a sealant applied to it. While it cannot give you one-hundred percent protection, it will give a little bit of a barrier that will help protect the counter while you are grabbing cleaning supplies for any messes created.

Clean With Caution

You never want to use standard household or kitchen cleaners on your limestone counters. They can damage the surface and cause your counters to lose their luster very quickly. Instead, you will want to clean with a product that is made specifically for limestone. If you do not have any specialty cleaners on hand, you could always use a mixture of warm water and a very mild detergent. Also, no matter which cleaning solution you decide to use, use them with a soft rag. You want to avoid the use of hard sponges or cleaning brushes because they can easily put scratches all over your limestone counters.

Keep The Hot Things Away

Never place a hot pan, pot, coffee mug, or anything else like that directly on the surface of your limestone counters. The heat can leave scorch marks, which can really impact the quality of your counters. It is vital that you use trivets. Simply place the trivets on the counter and then place your hot item on the trivet. This will provide proper protection. Just make sure that the trivet that you are using is larger in circumference than then item you need to set on top of it. 

By simply making use of those tips, you should find that you will be able to keep your limestone counters in tip top shape. Talk to a company like Small's Sand Gravel Inc for more information.


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