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Stone Countertop Tips


Protecting Stone Countertops

New stone countertops are a great investment for enhancing the beauty and luxury of any space. The long-lasting durability of stone is sure to increase the value of any property. It is important to protect your investment by following general care practices and sealing recommendations for stone countertop materials. Regardless of the type of stone, it is always best to protect surfaces from heat, acids, harsh chemicals, staining foods, and sharp objects. It is best to seek a professional for proper care and maintenance solutions.

Caring For Stone Countertops

Although stone countertops are strong, durable and long-lasting, it is still important to care for them and try to prevent damage, stains, chips and scratches. Proper care and maintenance may differ depending on the type of material of the stone countertop, waterfall countertop and stone backsplash. The best course of action is to make sure the countertop and backsplash is sealed properly, always have a protective surface under hot items, clean up any spills immediately and avoid using acidic and abrasive cleaning solutions or tools. Most stone countertops can be cared for using a mild soap and water.

Cleaning Stone Countertops

It is important to use the proper cleaning solutions for the type of material that your stone countertop consists of. Cleaning products specifically designed for use on Granite, Marble, Quartz and Quartzite, such as our in-house stone cleaner, are a safe option. If you choose not to use a cleaner specifically designed for stone countertops, then a mixture of warm water and mild soap using a soft cloth (non-abrasive) is recommended. Be sure to clean and dry the surface thoroughly each time.

Preventing Stains on Stone Countertops

The best way to prevent stains on stone countertops is to immediately clean up any spills. It is important to properly clean and dry the area to prevent liquids from soaking into the stone surface and causing stains to remain.

What do I do if my stone countertops are damaged?

Preventing damage is always the best solution. To prevent damage from occurring to your stone countertop, we recommend utilizing a protective surface (cutting board) when sharp objects are used. For a stone backsplash, take care to avoid chipping, denting, scratching and damaging the backsplash with hard objects, such as pots and pans.


Stone countertops and backsplash are generally very strong and durable and resistant to most types of damage. However, if your stone countertop or backsplash has been cracked, chipped, dented or otherwise damaged, we recommend calling our service department for repair advice at


Can I put hot items on my stone countertops?

While most stone countertops are considered strong and durable, they can still be damaged when exposed to high temperatures and direct heat. It is best practice to prevent your stone countertop from being exposed to a direct heat source using a protective surface, such as a cutting board, hot pad, silicone or glass mat or trivet.

Should I seal my stone countertop, waterfall and backsplash?

Stone countertops, waterfalls, and backsplashes may require resealing every few years, depending on the type of stone used. Dimanti stone countertops will come pre-sealed. Quartz countertops do not require routine sealing after installation. Our team of experts will seal Granite, Quartzite, and Marble countertops before installation to protect against stains, damage, and dulling of the stone finish. These countertops may need to be resealed every 3-5 years to maintain their quality. Please refer to our Care & Maintenance Guide for more detailed information.