Office Cleaning – Kitchen bench tops with ease
Protecting your bench tops and counters can be a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. All you need to know about how to manage these surfaces is in knowing the correct combination of cleaning supplies and proper technique.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most popular surface types and how best to clean them.
In recent years granite has become an increasingly popular choice of material for countertops owing to its visual aesthetic, its resilience and its functionality within the home or office.
When properly sealed, granite has the capability to resist stains, scratches and even heat but remains vulnerable to acidic cleaning supplies such as lemon, vinegar and ammonia-based products – all of which can strip the sealant.
It is highly recommended that you use only pH neutral cleaners such as dishwashing detergent or castile soap to get your granite counter looking like new every time.
Marble, though similar to granite, is porous and therefore susceptible to spills and will absorb moisture and stains if you let it. This material tends to be a little more high-maintenance and may require the attention of a professional cleaning service to keep it in perfect working order.
Treat this in the same way as granite for the purposes of cleaning and make use of microfiber cloths or clean cotton cloths for best results.
- Engineered Quartz
Engineered quartz is a crowd favourite that is non-porous, impact resistant, durable and versatile enough to look great in almost any domestic or commercial space. It’s only default is that it isn’t heat resistant.
This surface doesn’t require waxes or sealants for either initial or ongoing upkeep and cleaning is as easy as applying soap and water with a damp cloth.
Noted for its resistance to stains, soapstone is quite commonly used as a counter finish in laboratories but is often seen in up-market homes and corporate kitchen areas.
A solution of mild soap and water is perfectly capable of taking care of routine cleanups. A better alternative is to apply a small amount of food-grade mineral oil to the surface as it darkens the stone and makes it appear more consistent.
Nothing says modern luxury quite like a concrete feature countertop. Once again, the material is porous and much of what applies to marble also goes without saying for concrete.
Contrary to a few common misconceptions about concrete, you’ll want to avoid using stiff-bristled brushes on this surface as it will leave patches of discolored (lighter) areas which will affect the aesthetic of the finish.
- Laminate Countertops
While laminate countertop are becoming rare sights in the workplace due to a growing preference for stone and other dense surface materials, they remain maintenance free with a permanent top-coat of protection that negates the need for sealants.
Avoid using any strong chemicals such as bleach as this can discolor the material and stick to mild detergent applied with a damp cloth or sponge.
Though these materials do not represent every variation on high-quality countertops, they do account for those that are most commonly used. If you’re seeking a professional service to handle your cleaning and maintenance needs, do not hesitate to contact the team at Precise Commercial Cleaners!