4 Tips for Maintaining Your Kitchen Countertop

4 Tips for Maintaining Your Kitchen Countertop

Kitchen countertops often serve both a functional and aesthetic purpose in your kitchen. When not maintained properly, your kitchen countertop can potentially lose both it’s appeal and functionality. Here are 4 tips for maintaining your kitchen countertop.

Use the right cleaning solution for your countertop
Each surface type has its own needs when it comes to cleaning. It’s a good idea to use the right kind to increase the longevity of your countertop. For example, quartz countertops should never be cleaned with any abrasive material as it will cause eventual wear and tear on the surface.

Protect the surface
It’s best not to allow your countertop to make direct contact with hot items such as pots or knives. Large cutting boards and potholders are good ways to maintain the integrity of the surface.

Keep the space organized
It can be tempting to treat your kitchen countertop as a catchall for all items. But when your space is organized, you’re less likely to run the risk of any spills or unwanted messes. No matter how much counter space you have in your kitchen, there are always ways to keep it clutter free.

Treat stains immediately
The last thing you want is to have a lingering stain on your beautiful kitchen countertop. If a stain does happen overstay its welcome, then apply a paste of baking soda and water to lift the stain.

Following these tips will help you to keep your countertop in great shape and looking like brand new. Hawthorne Kitchens is always happy to help you choose the right kitchen countertop for your home! Give us a call today!