As one of the most frequented areas of your home, your bathroom countertops are probably going to get dirty—it’s a normal part of life. There are plenty of different substances that can make their way onto your countertops: dust, hard water spots, makeup spills, soapy residue, and more.
Here’s the thing: the longer you wait to clean up these spills, the harder they’ll be to remove. The trick is to address them as soon as they catch your eye, as this will make cleanup much easier.
The humid environment of a bathroom can also encourage the growth of mold and mildew, which are not only difficult to clean, but dangerous as well. In order to keep grime like this out of your bathroom, all you have to do is incorporate quick daily cleanup into your routine—and plan for a deep cleaning session about once a week.
Cleaning Bathroom Countertops
As we said, everyday cleaning can make a huge difference for your countertop. After you finish getting ready in the morning, take a few extra minutes to put everything back in its place and, after the countertop is clear, wipe it down with a damp cloth. You don’t even need any special cleaners for this routine!
Deep cleaning takes a bit more elbow grease. For this part of the routine, spray the countertop surface with your favorite cleaner—but first, make sure that it coincides with the type of countertop that you have. For example, you should never use acidic cleaners for natural stone materials, like marble, granite, or quartzite. These surfaces should only be cleaned with cleaners designed for them, or with mild liquid dishwashing detergent.
If you have questions about what cleaning materials to avoid on what stones, don’t hesitate to ask our team at Sanford Granite.
Spritz the surface with your (approved) cleaner and wipe it down with a cloth. You can also combine the cleaner with baking soda to create a paste and gently scrub the surface of the countertop to remove any caked-on buildup.
We recommend always choosing a soft cloth or a sponge over abrasive cleaning tools like steel wool or scouring pads. Abrasive cleaning tools have the potential to leave scratches behind and damage the surface of your countertop. If you have areas that are hard to reach, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and scrub gently. And when you’re done, don’t forget to dry the surface with a cloth.
Your Bathroom Countertops
At Sanford Granite, we are the experts on everything countertop related. We stock granite, marble, quartzite, limestone, onyx, soapstone, travertine, and quartz countertops—all of which have unique cleaning needs. But if you clean them correctly, these countertops can make your bathroom sparkle and shine for years to come.
If you have questions about how to keep your countertops looking their best, reach out to us today.