The countertops are one of the places in your modular kitchen that get dirty very easily. This is because lots of prep work is done on the countertops. Moreover, spills are very common on the countertop. Therefore, it is crucial that you clean the countertops properly. Otherwise, the kitchen countertop design will not only appear unappealing but will also become unhygienic.
Cleaning the countertops is not a difficult task. It can be easily done with water or any cleaner. However, you should be careful with how you choose to clean the countertops as all of the variants are not cleaned the same. You will have to choose the method depending on the material. In case you are not sure about how to clean the countertops of your small modular kitchen interiors, here are a few suggestions about how to clean the different materials:
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01 of 03 Marble, quartz, and granite countertops
Stones are certainly one of the most popular countertop materials in small modular kitchens. Both real and engineered stones are preferred by homeowners. This is because they have an elegant and stylish appearance that you cannot get with other materials. Although they are expensive, people prefer them because they increase the resale value of the home. The only issue with them is that the material is porous and keeping it clean is very difficult. Even quartz can stain if you do not clean a spill for a long time. Also, you cannot keep anything hot on it. Acidic cleaners should always be avoided to ensure the material does not lose its shine. Therefore, you cannot use popular options like lemon juice, vinegar, or bleach.
How to clean quartz, marble, and granite countertops:
Create a mixture of water and dish soap and spray it on the countertop. Now, wipe the surface gently with a dry microfiber cloth. Once the surface is clean, get a dry microfiber cloth and wipe the surface again.
You can use a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water to disinfect your granite countertop. Add them in equal quantities and spray the mixture on the surface. Then, wipe the surface clean with a microfiber cloth. A bleach-free disinfectant can be used for this purpose as well. However, your countertop will have to be sealed for that. Otherwise, the surface might get damaged.
02 of 03 Butcher block countertops
People who want a cheaper alternative to stone often choose butcher block countertops. This kitchen countertop design is quite popular in modern homes. Although it can easily stain, you can avoid it by sealing the countertops. Just make sure that a water-based polyurethane is used. Also, you must not allow water to sit on the surface for long.
How to clean butcher block countertops
You can use a solution of hot water and dish soap for cleaning the surface. Scrub the surface with a dish sponge after spraying it. You can choose a scrub brush with plastic bristles for better cleaning as well. Once you finish scrubbing, wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth. If it is not dry, wipe it again with another dry microfiber cloth.
In case you cannot get rid of stubborn stains, apply a paste made of baking soda and water. Allow it to sit on the stains for some time. You can spray some vinegar on it as well if you want to disinfect After some time, you can wipe the surface clean with a dry microfiber cloth. The stain should disappear.
03 of 03 Laminate countertops
People looking for budget-friendly options love laminate countertops. They are one of the most cost-effective options you will find in the market. The best part about them is that you get many variants that mimic the look of expensive materials. Therefore, you will be able to create any kitchen countertop design you want without spending a fortune on it. Also, the material is durable and easy to maintain. Just make sure that you buy good quality laminates from trusted manufacturers.
How to clean laminate countertops:
As mentioned earlier, caring for these countertops is not a difficult task. You can easily clean it with a solution of hot water and dish soap. Make sure that you clean the surface properly with a microfiber cloth after spraying the solution. However, it might not be sufficient to get rid of stains. You can try a few tricks to get rid of them but it is always recommended to ask your manufacturer the specific instructions. This will ensure that the surface of your laminate countertops does not get damaged. In case you cannot ask for suggestions, just avoid abrasive scrubbers, like steel wool. Also, avoid putting bleach on this modular kitchen countertop design. There are chances of discolouration. Water should be kept away from the seams as well. Otherwise, warping or swelling can occur.