Granite Worktop Cleaning

All you need to keep your granite looking great is a little water and a couple of clean cloths (paper towels will do nicely). Wet one paper towel with water and, working in small sections, wash an area of countertop. Then, dry this section with the other paper towel. All water contains some amount of minerals. By working in small sections and buffing with the dry paper towel, you will avoid leaving mineral streaks in the granite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use window cleaner on my granite?

A: We recommend you clean with just water. However, you may, on occasion, use window cleaner that does not contain harsh chemicals, such as acids or ammonia.

Q: Do I need to use disinfectant wipes to eliminate bacteria from my granite countertop?

A: No. Granite does not harbour bacteria. Just wash the counters as recommended above and you will be safe.

Q: Can I cut on granite?

A: Yes, but it's not good for your knives. We recommend using a cutting board for this reason.

Q: Can granite scratch?

A: Only a diamond is harder than granite. However, another piece of granite can scratch a granite countertop. It is rare, but such instances can occur, for example, when a small stone gets stuck to the bottom of a box of groceries that is then set on the counter.

Q: Can I put hot pans on my granite?

A: Yes. Hot pans will not affect granite. We do not recommend putting red-hot pans on cold granite.

Q: Do I need to reseal my granite? How often?

A: Your countertops were sealed in our shop prior to installation, but depending on the type of granite you chose, an occasional application may be needed. Darker coloured granite is harder than lighter colours, and as a result, less permeable. Therefore, dark countertops may never need resealing. Light coloured countertops may require an annual application depending on how quickly absorbed moisture evaporates out.

Quality Granite Worktops, Fast Install

We are Scotland's No. 1 granite supplier and installation company and we cannot be beaten on quality or price. Make the right choice and invest in timeless beauty installed by skilled craftsmen.

What do our customers say?

Having been let down by another company we were impressed how quickly The Surface Works resolved our problem.

Mrs Murray, Edinburgh

Having been let down by another company we were impressed how efficiently The Surface Works resolved our problem.

A. Boyle, Cupar

I'm the envy of my family and neighbours. They've no idea I paid so little.

Bob Sneddon, Glasgow

Quality and efficiency. Granite, at a truly affordable price. 200% delighted!

M. Main, Hamilton

From the sales staff to the fitters I found the company very easy to work with and I was delighted with the quality and installation of my granite worktops.

E. Anderson, Edinburgh


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