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Help! Concrete countertop maintenance pointers needed.

Posted by Tessinseattle (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 9, 12 at 17:03

I'm a new home owner of a lovely house that I don't want to destroy with my ignorance of proper cleaning/maintenance techniques. I'm the product of hippy parents w/ loose, to say the least, standards for this sort of thing so I could really use some sound advise from an expert. What you're looking at here are concrete countertops. Any maintenance pointers? I will be posting multiple threads so people can reply to each concern individually.

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RE: Help! Concrete countertop maintenance pointers needed.

If the counter top is natural concrete it will stain.

If the concrete has been sealed with a special sealer it is less likely to stain. Remember, plain concrete is very porous.

Hot pans on the counter top will cause sealers to discolor.
Be sure and use trivets under hot pans.

Google and you will find loads of information on how to maintain the counters.

RE: Help! Concrete countertop maintenance pointers needed.

You have to seal it every 3-4 months, you have to wipe wine and any other staining spills (don't leave them overnight), NO HOT dishes on concrete. Chips if you aren't careful.

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