Bella Pietra takes pride in hand selecting each bundle of slabs with the unique and sophisticated “movement” that is particular to each style of stone.
Concord, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011
Stone countertops are as easy to maintain as they are beautiful to behold, especially if they are properly maintained. East Bay granite supplier Bella Pietra offers several tips for properly cleaning and protecting stone countertops.
First, it is important to clean a stone countertop daily with a soft cloth and a neutral, non-abrasive cleanser for best results. Mild dish soap and water work best as household cleaners may leave a film. The harsher the product, the quicker it will break down the sealer.
A solution of vinegar and water works well to remove streaking, smudges, and body oil. It is best to avoid products that contain lemon, vinegar, or other acids on marble, limestone, or Black Absolute granite. Those surfaces are susceptible to acid etching. An occasional application of furniture polish can keep fingerprints off dark colored granite and will give the countertops a nice feel.
High and low temperatures will not harm granite in any way. A pan off the stove or dish out of the oven can be set right on a countertop without damage. However, if there is a seam in the countertop, it is best to avoid setting hot materials on this area. The epoxy in the seam can melt if exposed to heat for an extended period of time.
Cutting foods directly on your countertops will not harm the granite but is not recommended. Knives will dull very quickly.
Bella Pietra features over 220 colors of marble and granite and exotic stone such quartzite, travertine, and limestone. Bella Pietra also offers non-stone choices such as recycled glass countertops and advanced non-porous surfaces from Durcon Elements.
“Bella Pietra takes pride in hand selecting each bundle of slabs with the unique and sophisticated “movement” that is particular to each style of stone,” said Giorgio Fundaro of Bella Pietra. “We have over 75 years combined in stone buying and dealer experience.”
For more information about natural stone surface care or any of Bella Pietra ’s services, call (925) 246-5449 view their website at: http://www.bayareagranitesupplier.com, or visit their showroom located at 2151 Arnold Industries Way, Concord, CA 94520.
About Bella Pietra
Bella Pietra is a San Francisco Bay Area wholesale granite and natural stone supplier that specializes in granite slabs, marble slabs, wholesale granite, and exotic stone from around the world. Bella Pietra serves Contra Costa, the East Bay, and the San Francisco Bay Area.