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Oak Park, MI 48237


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Granite Care & Maintenance

The natural stone your have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Stone is a natural product and simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful. Here are some recommendations for routine care and cleaning:

  • Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available from Monticello Granite) or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water.
  • Use a clean rag for best results.
  • Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks.
  • Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on the granite the high acid content may etch the surface.
  • Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.
  • Change the rinse water frequently.
  • Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.

    Bath and Other Wet Areas

    In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use. To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover. Frequent or over-use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the surface of the stone.

    Do's

  • Do dust surfaces frequently
  • Do clean surfaces with mild detergent or stone soap
  • Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing
  • Do blot up spills immediately

    Don'ts

  • Don't use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids.
  • Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners.
  • Don't use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
  • Don't mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.