How to Care for Faux Granite Counter Top

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Many different faux treatments used in the creation of countertops can mimic the look and feel of natural stone, marble or granite. Various combinations of cement and plaster along with dyes can be used to create countertops full of character and depth. Treat your faux granite countertop as carefully as you would treat a real granite countertop, and you can enjoy it for years to come, along with protecting your investment.

Things You'll Need

  • Chopping boards
  • Hot pads or placemats
  • Mild non-abrasive cleaner
  • Rags or sponges
  • Wax polish
  • Window cleaner
  • Baking soda

Process

Use a chopping board to cut up vegetables and other items. Never cut directly on the surface of your faux granite countertop. Place all hot items on a hot pad or placemat to protect the surface.

Use only mild non-abrasive cleaners on the surface of your countertop. Wipe gently with a clean rag and a small amount of water in addition to the cleaner. Wipe up any spills or messes immediately.

Polish a high gloss surface with the same kind of wax used on cars or boats. Gently buff the surface with wax on a soft cloth.

For everyday cleaning, polish with regular window cleaner to maintain the shiny appearance of your faux granite countertop.

Buff out small scratches in the surface of your countertop with a small amount of baking soda rubbed into the surface with a soft cloth. For deeper scratches, you may want to consult the manufacturer of your particular faux granite countertop.

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