Countertop Care Tips – Why can’t I use regular cleaners?

2016-04-12 Countertop Care Tips graniteQ: If natural stone is so “indestructible,” why can't I use regular cleaners?

A: In the case of granite (a stone made from silica), standard cleaners will not harm the stone. However, it will break down the formulation of the sealer that has been applied to your countertops. As for marble (a stone made from calcite) can easily be etched by many of the chemicals that are in standard cleaners.