A properly-sealed concrete countertop is resistant to water, acid, and oils. But to ensure that your countertops stay unblemished for as long as possible, we’ve got four cardinal rules of concrete countertop care for you.
1. Don’t leave spills on your countertops for extended periods of time!
Standing water, acidic liquid like vinegar, lemon or lime juice, and wine, and oils can stain surfaces if allowed to sit too long. Wipe up spills with a soft, absorbent cotton cloth as soon as possible.
2. Never use harsh cleansers!
Acidic cleansers, caustic products, peroxides, and abrasive scrubbers can scratch, bleach, or etch your countertop. Instead, use a gentle, PH neutral cleaners like Simple Green or Meyers, and use a soft cotton cloth to polish and cleanse.
3. Don’t cut directly on the countertop!
Use a cutting board to protect both the finish of your countertop and the edges of your cutlery.
4. Don’t overlook sneaky sources of moisture!
Be on the lookout for potted plants, damp dishrags, leaky faucets or dish dryers, and other surprising sources of condensation or water.