Stone Care & Maintenance
The secret to keeping your stone countertops looking like new? Cleaning, maintaining and knowing how to treat the dreaded stain. In this section of Stone and Tile: 101, we'll shed some light on these topics, as well as the products you need to help keep your countertops looking the same as they did on installation day.
Only neutral cleaners should be used on stone. Do not use any acid or oil-based products (i.e. ammonia, white vinegar, commercial cleaners) as they can etch or stain the stone.
Our Choice: Mira Counter Kleen
How to Use: Mira Counter Kleen can be used daily. Gently remove any loose debris from your countertop surface and apply the product. Wipe clean and dry with a cloth … no rinsing necessary! Just like that, sparkly clean countertops in seconds!
A sealer should be used to protect your stone from staining. It’s important to remember, sealants don’t prevent staining … they simply give you clean-up time (approximately two hours). If something spills on your stone countertops, you should clean it as quickly as possible. We offer a variety of different sealers; your design consultant can recommend the ideal products for your countertops.
Our Choice for Granite: Miracle 511 Impregnator/Sealer
How to Use: This product should be applied when water no longer beads up on the countertops (approximately every six months to a year). First, ensure the surface is completely dry and clean. Apply the Miracle 511 in a circular motion with a clean, dry cloth. Let it stand for about two to three minutes and then go back over with a dry cloth. A few minutes out of your day and your countertops are safely sealed for the next several months.
Our Choice for Marble and Textured Surfaces: Porous Plus
How to Use: This product should be applied as needed when water no longer beads up on the countertops. First, ensure the surface is completely dry and clean. Apply the Porous Plus in a circular motion with a clean, dry cloth. Let it stand for about two to three minutes and then go back over with a dry cloth.
Should staining occur on an area of your marble or granite countertop, a poultice can be used to draw the stain out. For more information on stain removal, download a copy of Miracle Sealants' Stain Removal Guide.
Our Choice: Poultice Plus Powder Mix
How To Use: Please refer to the manufacturer’s detailed instructions for using this product.