Here at Norman's, we don’t just install top-of-the-line countertops; we also understand the importance of keeping them pristine for years to come. The key to longevity? Prevention and protection. Here’s how to ensure your countertops stay scratch-free and stunning.
Use Cutting Boards: This might seem basic, but it's surprising how many overlook this. Always use a cutting board when chopping, slicing, or dicing. No matter the countertop material, direct knife cuts can lead to unsightly scratches or deeper damage.
Lift, Don’t Drag: When using heavy pots, pans, or other kitchenware, lift them instead of dragging them across the surface. Those tiny scuffs from dragging might seem harmless initially, but over time they accumulate, dulling the countertop's shine.
Protective Pads and Mats: Consider silicone heat-resistant mats for hot pots and pans. Not only do they prevent heat damage, but they also act as a cushion, protecting against minor scratches from rough-bottomed objects.
Regular Cleaning: Dust and grit can act like sandpaper on your countertops. Wipe them down regularly with a soft cloth. Remember to use a gentle cleaner that’s suitable for your specific countertop material.
Sealants Are Key: For natural stone surfaces like granite or marble, using a sealant can act as a protective shield against scratches and stains. Consult with our team to find the most suitable sealant for your countertop.
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. And at Norman Floorcovering, we believe in keeping that heart both functional and beautiful. Follow these tips, and you’ll enjoy scratch-free, gorgeous countertops for years to come!