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HOW TO CLEAN CONCRETE COUNTERTOPS
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Concrete countertops are enormously popular these days, with a wide range of styles and varieties to choose from. To keep your concrete counters looking beautiful, you'll need to clean them regularly with non-abrasive materials.
The most critical step to keeping concrete countertops looking good is to seal them when they're first installed, and reseal them every 1-3 years. However, everyday wear-and-tear slowly wears down the sealant, making material look dull and more vulnerable to stains. Small scratches, spots and stains are notoriously noticeable on these surfaces, and the porous surface can absorb liquids and lead to rapid bacterial growth.
DIY aficionados often praise the “baking soda method” of cleaning bathroom countertop stains - applying a baking soda paste, covering the paste with plastic wrap, and sealing the edges with tape. The downside is that it can be messy, and you'll have to wait up to 48 hours until the paste dries to continue cleaning.
Acidic cleaners such as vinegar can etch or cause holes and divots to form in the concrete surface, leaving them susceptible to further damage. The best way to clean your bathroom countertops and keep them looking brand new for years is to clean them regularly with a non-abrasive cleaning solution. To prevent stains, wipe up spills as soon as you notice them, and use Simple Green Granite & Stone Cleaner to give your counters the look and cleanliness your bathroom deserves.
It's recommended that you clean your countertops daily, and disinfect them twice a week. Simple Green Clean Finish is a great option for this.
When in doubt about a surface, always spot test a small, non-prominent area first such as the underside of the ledge on your concrete counter.
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