Worktop care and maintenance

Get the most from your worktop

It’s in place, all shiny and new, and you want to keep it that way. But how to do that? What’s the best way to look after a granite worktop? Or a marble one? What cleaning products will I need? Rest easy, as our team at FM Marble have everything you need to know ready and waiting. We’re based in Sutton and cover London, and Sussex. Enquire today.

It depends on the material

Whatever worktop you have in place, you’ll need to adopt a care routine with that worktop’s material in mind. Looking after a marble surface, for instance, is a very different proposition to looking after a quartz surface. Below you’ll find detailed explanations of how to look after your worktop, whether it’s granite, quartz, marble or limestone.

How to care for your granite work surfaces

  • The granite is already sealed against liquids.

  • Clean using a cloth and soapy water on a regular basis.

  • Use furniture polish occasionally to build up a lasting seal.

  • Bleach based cleaners will not damage the granite.

  • Use a fine scoured pad to remove dried food etc.

  • Avoid acidic or abrasive chemicals for example lemon juice.

  • Oil spills need to be cleaned immediately, if staining occurs try baking soda to remove it.
     

Follow these simple guidelines and your worktops will look as beautiful as the day it was installed for many years to come.

How to care for your quartz work surfaces

  • Clean using a cloth and soapy water on a regular basis.

  • It is scratch resistant, but it is better to use a chopping board.

  • Has high resistance to surface staining. Stubborn marks can be removed with Cillit Bang Bleach and Hygiene spray. Rinse with warm water after cleaning.

  • Lime scale or water marks can be removed by using lime-scale remover, neutralise with clean water.

  • Follow manufacturer’s recommendations. 

  • Avoid the following chemicals, caustic soda, paint strippers. If any of the above is spilled rinse off immediately.
     

Follow these simple guidelines and your worktops will look as beautiful as the day it was installed for many years to come.

OUR CUSTOMERS LOVES US

Annie U
Annie U
2024-03-28
Excellent service and communication. Worktop looks fab! Very happy customer. Thank you
Annie Uelese
Annie Uelese
2024-03-28
Excellent service and communication. Worktop looks fab! Very happy customer. Thank you
Zaline Iqbal
Zaline Iqbal
2024-02-07
My kitchen designers/installers recommended FM Marble. I realise I could possibly have gone somewhere cheaper but honestly they are worth their competitive pricing. Their showroom has a great selection to browse through and someone is always around to guide customers.  Scott dealt with my numerous queries calmly, Brian was incredibly methodical when he came out to template the work surfaces and Vince & team were thorough, professional and a pleasure to have on site for the install. One extremely happy customer.
Vince Oshea
Vince Oshea
2024-02-02
.. Great staff
mike cushion
mike cushion
2024-01-20
I highly recommend F M Marble, they installed our kitchen worktops and more recently made some beautiful stone window boards for our conservatory. The team were very professional from start to finish and the installer Vince is a real craftsman and a pleasure to work with.
Donna Keane
Donna Keane
2023-12-22
I had a kitchen work top supplied which is beautiful. The service was exceptional. Everyone is so helpful and nothing was too much trouble and the company was so accommodating when the builders let us down on the finishing times three times the company was recommended by a friend and I'm so glad I went with them too
Ross Pinnegar
Ross Pinnegar
2023-11-14
These guys are top notch! Gave them a tough task with an old, Victorian kitchen without a single straight wall, and the worktops fit like a glove. Communication and service on point, and the finished product is spot on
Hannah C
Hannah C
2023-08-17
Very happy with my worktops from FM Marble. Scott and his team were very knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish. I would highly recommend them.
Susie Lilley
Susie Lilley
2023-07-17
Excellent service, hugely helpful and knowledgeable from start to finish. FM Marble did a great job … I can’t recommend them highly enough.

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