Granite Care Guide

Keep Your Stone Surfaces Looking Better for Longer

Regular Granite Maintenance Instructions

Congratulations on your decision to choose the most durable, natural, and long-lasting countertop material available today. Your granite countertops will provide you with many years of use with little or no aging in the look and feel of the countertops. As with any natural product, there are some simple steps to take that will enhance and lengthen the life of your tops, as well as a common sense approach to understanding its limitations.

Clean granite surfaces with a PH-neutral cleaner, soap, or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, using a soft cloth.

Granite seams are a necessary aspect of a granite kitchen, which will be visible and can be up to 1/8" wide. We use a seaming material that holds the two pieces together to provide a secure fit and good adhesion. We mix colors into the adhesive to get a relatively close match with the color of granite.


Advanced Cleaning and Precautions

Cleaning stains and spills on Granite

Use a paper towel to blot up stains as quickly as possible. Avoid wiping up spills from your granite countertops because it will cause a stain to spread. Use a soft cloth to dry the area completely.

DO NOT USE the following on Granite surfaces under any circumstances

If any of the substances listed below come into contact with Granite, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with plenty of clean water:

Product List

  • Bleach
  • Oven cleaners
  • Comet®
  • Soft Scrub®
  • SOS®
  • Products with pumice
  • Batteries
  • Paint removers
  • Furniture strippers
  • Tarnish or silver cleaners, or the like.
  • DO NOT use abrasive or harsh scrub pads.
  • DO NOT apply any sealers, penetrants or topical treatments to Cambria under any circumstances. Such products will wear off and cause the gloss to appear dull or inconsistent.


Use a cutting board.
• Scratches on the countertops are always a concern for homeowners and under normal use granite resists scratches better than any other surface on the market. While granite is resistant to scratches, cuts, and chipping, cutting directly on the surface should be avoided. If someone intended to scratch the surface it can be done.

Granite is a porous stone.
• The most important facet of understanding your granite countertops is that it is a porous material. Any natural stone has this characteristic and must be understood to ensure the beauty of the stone. Porous simply means it can be penetrated by water, oils, grease and chemicals. Classic Stoneworks uses a nontoxic sealer to resist all types of stains. It is important to clean all spills and keep unwrapped foods from being on the tops for extended periods of time as the oils and minerals can eventually work through the sealer and can stain your top. Under normal conditions, this is never a problem. An example of a potential problem would be to leave for vacation with a grease spot on the granite surface.

Granite IS heat resistant.
• The best aspect of granite is the resistance it has to heat. You have the freedom to take hot dishes out of the oven and place them directly on the granite without fear of damaging your countertops! No other countertop material can make that claim, so enjoy the value of your solid granite countertops.

Granite is tough, but still needs proper care

Your new countertops have also been treated with a penetrating sealer, which protects the stone from staining. It bonds to the stone and acts as a repellent to prevent absorption, yet it lets the stone breathe and release moisture. It protects against both water and oil based products. Our sealer provides long-lasting protection and when used with the provided Revitalizing Cleaner, your countertops may not need resealing for years to come.


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