Style, Decor & More: The Ultimate Guide To Caring For Your Granite with Rock Doctor

The Ultimate Guide To Caring For Your Granite with Rock Doctor

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Everyone's mad for granite! For years now, I've watched neighbors and friends give their kitchens a facelift with this beautiful stone material that has become wildly popular with builders and designers across the country. That's because granite is much, much more than just an interior design trend. Granite not only adds class and elegance to a kitchen's ambiance, but is also one of the most durable materials you can install in your home. Granite therefore makes a perfect addition to heavy-traffic parts of your house, and can also add resale value. That is, of course, if you take care of it.

What many homeowners may not realize when they choose to remodel with granite is that while, yes, it is very durable—resistant to high heat and scratches—it is also quite porous and will absorb any moisture and liquid it comes in contact with. Depending on the color of your countertop, this could become a minor or major concern. When people think of granite, they mostly think about dark colors like black, brown, or grey. However, you can find granite in all colors, and most tend to be lighter and therefore more susceptible to apparent rings and stains. Cream, white, and beige tones are especially susceptible to unsightly discoloring. In addition to being porous, the gleaming sheen that makes granite so aesthetically pleasing can dull over time. Just like our skin, granite needs tender loving care and priming to prevent blemishes. Therefore, a routine granite countertop cleaning regimen will extend the lifespan of your lustrous investment for years to come.

Anything worth having is worth caring for, and maintaining your countertops is actually quite simple with the right information and tools. I began to do some research and stumbled upon experts, Rock Doctor, who specialize in granite countertop cleaning and offer amazing and easy-to-use granite cleaning and granite sealing products. Their informative website offered these easy three steps for the best granite maintenance routine:

1. Sealing: Using a granite sealer, make sure you seal your granite countertops immediately after installation and before first use. Afterward, you only need to use granite sealer to re-seal once a year. How do you know whether your countertop needs re-sealing? You can test your countertop surface with a few drops of water. If the water soaks in, it's time to break out the sealer again.
2. Cleaning: Rock Doctor recommends that you clean your countertops every day with a granite cleaner. You can find cleaners, such as Rock Doctor Granite Cleaner, at home improvement retail stores like Lowe's, Home Depot, and Walmart.
3. Polishing: To keep up your countertops' luster, you should polish them once or twice a week with a granite polish.

A granite countertop is the kitchen's elegant and charming centerpiece. To preserve and maintain its beauty, make sure you stock up on the granite countertop cleaning and granite sealing products needed to keep it in top form. Rock Doctor offers the only three granite-care products you will ever need—Rock Doctor Granite Cleaner, Rock Doctor Granite Sealer, and Rock Doctor Granite Polish—and additionally their products are also safe to use on all natural stone surfaces, including marble and quartz.

Have you added a beautiful new granite countertop to your kitchen remodel plans? Do you have an existing granite, marble, or quartz stone surface in your kitchen or bath? Share your stone surface cleaning and polishing stories and tips in the comments below! 


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21 comments :

  1. I have the granite polish and it makes my granite and am always amazed at how it brings out the shine. I found mine at Home Depot.

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    1. Glad to hear you like using Rock Doctor products! :)
      Thanks for stopping by, Kathi!

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  2. Thank you!! We're thinking of replacing our old counter tops with granite; so this is excellent information to have!

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    1. That's great, Ivonne! Come back and let us know how your renovation goes! Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I love it! I love the look of granite, but you have to take care of it if you want it to stay gorgeous.

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  4. Granite does make kitchens look great! My counters are really big so it would be a huge cost for me to replace mine. I'd love it though! Thanks for sharing the tips!

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  5. I don't have granite but this stuff works amazing! It really can make a difference especially keeping it maintained.

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  6. Practical, educational and at the same time, helpful. This article is very informative I have to bookmark this page for future references. I don't have granite in my house but this will come in handy in the future.

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  7. I agree that it certainly looks nice, but it's that porous part that I do not like. I better check home stores here in my country if we have Rock Doctor's Granite Polish - I sure do need it because those liquid stains can be annoying. This is good stuff that's going to be super handy to have.

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  8. Thank you!! We're thinking of replacing our counter tops with granite! Love all the information you gave!!!

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  9. I wish that I had granite counter tops. However, they sound like a pain to keep up with. I do watch HGTV and know there are a few other options that are just as popular without the problems that you mentioned with granite.

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  10. I just seen some granite countertops at the store today and thought about upgrading. These products look great for maintenance and I will have to keep that in mind when we upgrade.

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  11. Rock Doctor sounds like something my friend would love to have for counter tops. She has granite counter tops and would love to have these products. it is so important to care for the granite the right way.

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  12. I will have to look for this the next time I go out to the store. I didn't realize Walmart carries it and I'm there at least once a week!

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  13. Cool! Just the product I need to care for my counter tops. I would want them to last a long time and Rock Doctor is probably the best way to help me keep my granite countertops clean, polished and long lasting.

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  14. Rock Doctor makes it sound easy to care for your countertops. It makes them a little less intimidating.

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  15. Those countertops are gorgeous! I really want to get granite in our kitchen, so this is a great product for me to keep in the back of my mind!

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  16. This product is very useful. I should buy it soon for our kitchen. I love those counter tops!

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  17. We don't have gorgeous granite such as the one in the photo. It's so shinny. If we had counter top like this I'd try the Rock Doctor.

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  18. This is good to know! We are looking at putting granite in our kitchen and this will come in handy!

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  19. Thank you for these useful tips! Granite plays a essential role in maintaining our kitchen's cleanliness, that's why proper care is needed. Something that custom essays for students usually discuss on their kitchen maintenance blog.

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