How to Clean and Seal Granite

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The trend of using granite for kitchen countertops and floor/wall tiles has increased considerably over time. It is harder than marble, with a shinier and more elegant surface. The latest varieties come with heat-resistant and anti-bacterial properties too!

However, cleaning and sealing it the right way requires special skills and complete attention to detail.

Challenges of Cleaning Granite

Granite is usually a highly durable material that can last for years. However, inadequate and improper maintenance can shorten its lifespan. Cleaning is a simple but specialized job. You can’t just use any liquid or any piece of cloth to clean the granite tiles and countertops in your home, not if you want them to continue being durable while looking spectacular at the same time.

Following are some problems that people face when they clean and seal granite.

  • Surface stains and erosion of the sealer are caused by bleach and ammonia-based cleaners.
  • Reduced surface shine due to acidic liquids (coffee, lemon juice, soft drinks, wine, etc.).
  • Accidents during transportation and installation that may lead to fissures, pits, and chips within the granite texture.

Clean and Seal Granite the Right Way

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Granite is usually a highly durable material that can last for years with the proper maintenance.

Below are some Dos and Don’ts for cleaning granite:


  • Don’t sit, stand, or kneel on a granite countertop.
  • Don’t use abrasive cleaning liquids like ammonia, citric acid, lemon juice, Windex, bleach, Lysol, and vinegar.
  • Don’t put hot pans, pots, bowls, or dishes directly on any seams. It may lead to the joint separating.


  • Wipe any spills straight away.
  • Use a mat, coaster, or trivet to create a surface barrier.
  • Add a silicone-based sealer to your granite countertops and tiles once every few years. This will keep out oil, water, and dirt.

Seal the Granite for Longevity & Appeal

  • Clean the surface with a high-quality granite cleaner or acetone. This will remove all residue and debris.
  • Pour the sealer onto a part (an easily manageable area) of the granite surface.
  • Spread the sealer around with a clean cloth or paintbrush to create a thin and even layer.
  • Let it absorb into the stone.
  • Wipe off any excess sealer with a dry, clean cloth.
  • Buff the surface thoroughly.

Considering the challenges of granite sealing, it’s imperative you get an expert to intervene. They’ll ensure they use the right products and techniques to clean and seal the granite, keeping the tiles intact for a long time without sustaining any damage. Get a quote today for professional granite and tile sealing.

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