Granite has become a popular, beloved counter top option, in part because of its low-maintenance. However, there are some important rules to follow in order to keep your granite pristine for years to come:

  • Our granite is treated with a 15-year, impregnating sealer to protect your surfaces against water, salts, and oil stains.
  • Clean up spills and messes as soon as possible to avoid more extensive cleaning.
  • For daily care, wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth (dry or water-dampened). For dust and non-contaminant cleaning, this is often all that is necessary. For contaminant spills, use a damp cloth and a stone cleaner formulated with a neutral pH.
  • For oily stains or spills, use a mixture of baking soda and dish soap with water to create a yogurt-like consistency. Allow it to soak into the stain overnight, covered in plastic wrap, then rinse thoroughly.
  • Never use acidic or harsh chemical cleaners, or anything abrasive, to clean your granite. They will damage the granite permanently.

With care and simple, regular maintenance, granite can last for years and maintain its beauty and luster.


Quartz’s durability and striking appearance make it a great option for environments where surfaces might take a beating. Keep your quartz performing for years to come with these simple tips:

  • Our quartz is treated with a 15-year, impregnating sealer to protect your surfaces against water, salts, and oil stains.
  • Maintain your quartz’s appearance by wiping daily with soapy water. Stick with soft cloths, like microfiber, and avoid scouring pads to protect the stone’s luster.
  • Try to clean up spills right away to avoid staining. However, if staining occurs, use a gentle, non-abrasive cleansing scrub to buff it out.
  • Avoid placing hot pans and cookware directly on the surface. While quartz is heat-resistant to a point, sudden temperature changes can cause the stone to crack. Avoid scratches and scorch marks by using cutting boards, trivets, and hot pads for food preparation and serving.
  • Avoid exposing quartz to: long-term, direct sunlight; harsh chemicals; solvents; oil soaps; and highly alkaline materials.


The beauty and timelessness of marble keeps it in constant demand. While not as low-maintenance as some of its counterparts, marble surfaces can maintain their loveliness and durability for years if properly maintained.

  • Our marble is treated with a 15-year, impregnating sealer to protect your surfaces against water, salts, and oil stains
  • Marble’s porousness and softness require protection from heat, spills, and sharp objects. Hot objects should be placed on trivets or hot pads, and cutting boards should be used for food preparation. Clean spills up immediately.
  • Regular, gentle cleaning with a soft, damp cloth is plenty for maintenance. For contaminant spills, use a gentle, non-acidic cleansing agent (such as a small amount of liquid dish soap in water). Use a second damp cloth to remove the soap.
  • Stains may be removed by applying a poultice of whiting and a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide. For tough stains, leave the poultice on overnight and covered with plastic wrap, then remove with warm water in the morning.
  • Cracks or acid damage should be inspected by a professional as early as possible to avoid more extensive and costly repairs.

Ask your professional for specific instructions regarding marble flooring and fireplaces.


Soapstone’s heartiness, low-maintenance, and antibacterial properties make it an excellent alternative to marble and granite. Follow these simple tips for getting the most life out of your soapstone.

  • Soapstone can withstand heat and spills to a much higher degree than its other natural-stone sisters, but it is susceptible to scratches. Scratches can be buffed out with a fine-grit sandpaper, followed by a mineral oil or wax to renew its luster. However, many customers enjoy the character and patina that soapstone develops over time, so buffing out scratches is a personal choice.
  • While applying mineral oils or waxes is not necessary to maintain the integrity of the stone, it is a popular way to deepen the natural veining and drama of soapstone’s coloring. However, soapstone does naturally darken over time all on its own.
  • Soapstone is dense, non-porous, and antimicrobial. Daily cleaning with a simple mixture of water and mild soap is all that is necessary, but it will stand up against common household cleaners, too.
  • Traditional sealers are not used on soapstone.


Tile’s wide array of colors, patterns, and shapes make it one of the best options for total customization. Keep these tips in mind to maintain your porcelain tile.

  • Porcelain tile is hardy and durable, but even with its excellent stain-and-moisture resistance, it will lose its luster over time. 1-2 times per week, floors should be swept with a soft-bristle broom and then vacuumed. Mop once per month or as needed with a soap and water solution and a soft mop (like a sponge mop). Backsplashes and other surfaces should be wiped down with a soft, non-abrasive cloth and a soap and water solution.
  • Different finishes and textures require different care specifics. Ask us what you can do for your particular tile to keep it beautiful and like-new for years to come.