If you’re looking to invest in a tidy sum of money into in a brand new kitchen at a Fowles Kitchen Auction, you’ll need to know how to maintain those wonderful new countertops. It’s natural to want to keep them looking like you just installed them for as long as possible. Many people fail to realize, however, that you actually have to use different techniques to maintain and clean countertops depending on exactly what type of material you’re dealing with. However, regardless of the type of counter you actually installed, you’ll find the process is a lot easier and more straightforward than you probably thought it was going to be.
Marble countertops are great because they’re incredibly durable – however, it’s also very easy for their bright, shiny finish to dull over time. For daily cleaning, don’t choose a product like standard soap that will leave behind a residue. Instead, purchase products specifically designed for stone and use a regular polish to help keep them sparkling. Also, don’t assume that just because you’re working with marble means you’ll never have to worry about stains. It’s hard to stain marble, but it can be done. Make sure to clean up any spills immediately for the best results.
To keep your laminate countertops looking their best, avoid using any type of abrasive cleaning product. These will breakdown any protective elements that are built onto the top layer of the counter, causing an unnatural and premature amount of wear over time. When dealing with laminate, you’ll also want to take great care to clean up any water as soon as possible. This is especially true in the various nooks and crannies that you’re dealing with, like on the seams where two pieces meat and along the backsplash. Also remember to never put anything hot down on your laminate countertop or you run the risk of burns or melting.
To keep your Stone countertops (a common addition to any Fowles Kitchen) looking brand new, always use a small amount of cleaning gel with bleach to wipe down any stains or spills that you may be dealing with. Make sure that you’re only using a soft, damp cloth without any texture or you run the risk of staining or damaging the material. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re occasionally applying polish to give the surface of the Stone that lustre that you fell in love with in the first place.
If you’re in the market for new countertops for your kitchen, bathroom, or elsewhere in your home, please feel free to contact Fowles today. At Fowles, our kitchen display centres can be a great way to see how certain elements will look and feel before you make a decision one way or the other. Not only can we help you pick out the right countertops to get your home to the place where you’ve always wanted it to be, but we can also provide installation services to help get the whole process started as quickly and as efficiently as possible.