Tips To Remove Stubborn Stains From Your Kitchen Countertops
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Countertops are the foundational element of a bustling kitchen and keeping them in a condition where they’re as beautiful and shiny as they were when you first had them, is not just important to do for the purpose of maintenance but also because they add character to your cooking space. We bring to you some of the best tips to turn to, depending on the kind of countertop you own to ensure that your kitchen looks in top form, without stains or marks that might depreciate its value.

Laminate Countertops

Laminate countertops are comprised of plastic resins and highly stain-resistant. If you spot a stain or mark from spillage or slips, simply create a solution of baking soda and water and spray it over before wiping with a clean cloth. The biggest risk for damage to laminates come from placing hot pots or pans on the surface due to which stains might form and hence, it is best to use coasters or trivets at all times before placing anything down.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are pretty easy to maintain from a stain-resistant perspective due to their non-porous nature. They’re also scratch-resistant which makes them easy to place just about anything on. Using a mild soap and water, along with a clean washcloth is the best way to remove any spills or stains.

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Marble Countertops

Marble being a ‘soft’ stone, is an easy target for damage and highly capable of getting stained. Firstly, sealing the marble as a precautionary measure makes them capable of becoming slightly more resistant to staining followed by being cleaned up by mild soap and water. Getting in touch with a stone-care expert in case the stain persists, is the best way forward.

Concrete Countertops

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Since concrete is a highly porous substance, using a sealant to make the surface more resistant to stains or scratches is a key step towards preventing damage. Soaking a ball of cotton in domestic bleach and placing over the stain, along with a weighted object over it for 5-10 minutes, helps fade the stain down to being barely visible.

Stainless Steel Countertops

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Although stain-resistant, steel countertops that are most commonly found in industrial kitchens, are highly susceptible to being affected by wet or acidic substances, if they come in constant contact. Cleaning off any spillage almost immediately is necessary, with the help of a basic cleaner like dish soap and clean towel, scrubbing with the grain, is the best way to keep them in good condition.