When it comes to choosing a material for the surfaces in your home durability and practicality need to be top considerations. You’re going to want to choose a material that is practical for your home and that will be easy to care for. There is no doubt that porcelain slab fits the bill when you are searching for a hygienic, low-maintenance and durable surface material. But knowing how to clean porcelain countertops and other porcelain slabs is a good thing to know before you have them installed.
At Counter Culture, we have dedicated the last decade to the study of large format porcelain slab and are the experts you can depend on when it comes to information regarding this material. As porcelain slab fabricators, we know that porcelain slab is a beautiful surface option that is suited to virtually any space in a home. In this post, we answer some of the top questions we get asked about caring for porcelain slabs. Use this as a quick guide to cleaning porcelain slabs and keep them looking beautiful for years to come.
How to Clean Porcelain Slabs
Porcelain slab is incredibly easy to clean and take care of which makes it an ideal countertop option for people who love to use their kitchens. Clean your porcelain countertops easily and effectively using the simple steps below. For more information on why porcelain slab is ideal for your countertops see our previous pose, Why Should Porcelain Be Your Top Choice for Countertops.
- Wipe the surface clean with a non-abrasive cloth
- Use desired cleaning solution to remove stuck-on debris. Soap and water are often all you will need to get a great clean.
- Rinse and dry your countertops. Porcelain slab is not porous and will not absorb the water on your counter, but for a stunning look, dry your countertop and get ready to use it once more.
Does Porcelain Slab Stain Easily?
Porcelain slab is stain-resistant and in most cases will not stain easily if messes are cleaned up quickly. In the event that a stain does appear, you can use a gentle sponge and dish soap to work the stain out. Bleaching your porcelain countertops has the potential to damage or discolour the surface and is not recommended for stain removal.
What Products are Safe to Use on Porcelain Slab?
If you cook often, you may be worried that your countertops are not clean enough after being in contact with raw food products. You should feel good knowing that porcelain is a hygienic material that doesn’t soak up everything it comes into contact with like materials such as wood. It is safest to clean your porcelain slab with gentle dish soap.
Is There Anything I Shouldn’t Use on Porcelain Slab?
It can be tempting to use heavy-duty cleaning products on your countertops. Porcelain slab is non-porous and will not soak up the gross “stuff” it comes into contact with. We do not recommend using harsh chemicals to clean your porcelain slabs. Acid, ammonia, bleach and other harsh chemicals are not needed to keep your porcelain countertops clean and sanitary. Soap and water are all you need to get a great clean.
What Are the Other Benefits of Porcelain Slab?
Beyond being easy to clean and care for, porcelain slab is incredibly durable and versatile. It can be used in almost any surface area of a home. From porcelain walls and porcelain fireplaces to porcelain showers, you can experience the beauty of porcelain slab anywhere in your home. For more information on the durability of porcelain slabs see our previous article, How Durable are Porcelain Countertops.
Searching for a porcelain slab fabricator “near me”? At Counter Culture, we make the custom porcelain slab you’ve been dreaming of. Contact us today and see why porcelain slab is ideal for your project.