Clean the granite regularly

Acute stains such as stains are processed during the basic cleaning of the granite. A not to be underestimated, also indirectly acting, effect has a regular maintenance cleaning of the granite. It prevents sand, dust and small solids from damaging the surface of the granite.

Mist moisture maintenance cleaning

The regular cleaning of the granite from coarse dirt particles is not only important for the optics. Any microscopic solids will scratch the surface of the granite and affect its porosity. This granite quickly loses its polished shine and its natural "breathability". This can lead to moisture build-up in the rock and lead to visible very difficult to remove water edges.

The frequency of maintenance cleaning depends on the degree of use and contamination. Solids such as sand and pebbles should be sweetened with a soft broom immediately after detection. Alternatively, a vacuum cleaner with brush attachment to fulfill this purpose. Moist wiping of the granite is recommended on a weekly basis to get a basic cleanliness. Only a little water should be used and work with a damp cleaning device.

Regularly clean granite regularly

  • water
  • Granite neutral cleaner or
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • microfiber cloth
  • Microfiber mop
  • mop bucket
  • Soft broom
  • Vacuum cleaner with brush attachment
  • polishing cloth
  • Lammfellpad

1. Dirt prevention

Your granite should protect you best from sand and other solids. With the placement of floor mats and dirt traps, you are already providing maintenance cleaning. Runners or rugs, for example, can additionally protect much committed walking paths. Many granite floors will not be walked on with street shoes. Overshoes made of felt, so-called lock slippers, protect the granite on the floor.

2. Clean acute contamination immediately

If solids are on the granite, remove them immediately with a broom or vacuum cleaner. Liquid soils should also be wiped up as quickly as possible. The porous granite absorbs more liquid from minute to minute.

3. Mop up the granite

Mix a special granite cleaner according to the manufacturer's instructions with lukewarm water. Alternatively, you can also use dishwashing detergent. Mix the mop water in such a way that a foam layer of about two centimeters is formed on a half-filled bucket. Wipe the granite surfaces damp with the mop or squeegee wringed out.

4. Promote evaporation

After wiping, you should accelerate the evaporation and drying of the wiping water by aerating. Make sure that the room temperature is higher than the outside temperature. If necessary, heat and, especially in summer, ventilate the heat outside for once.

5. Remove streaks

If, after wiping or drying, wiping streaks are or become visible, wipe them with a polishing cloth or lambskin pad.

Tips & Tricks

Common household cleaners are too aggressive for cleaning granite. In addition, the commonly used surfactants develop the opposite of their original effect after drying and attract dirt.

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