Cleaning and Care For Granite Composite Sinks
Composite kitchen sinks are a common choice for the the home because of their choice of colors and available styles. Since composite sinks are mostly composed of granite as well as some additional resin filler, this type of sink has a naturally porous surface, making it susceptible to some common issues such as:
- Hard water spots
- Water stains
- Soap scum build-up
- Grey haze
Granite composite sinks are made with natural stones and it is important to recognize how improper care, cleaning methods and cleaning products that aren't pH neutral or pH balanced affect the look and feel of these types of sinks, especially dark colors such as black granite sinks.
Preventative Care and Cleaning
It is necessary to clean your granite composite sink with a pH balanced or pH neutral cleaner. The best way to maintain a your sink and prevent hard water spots, stains, and soap scum build-up is with frequent, regular cleanings. A minute of cleaning a day is preferable to a major cleaning on a sporadic basis. Historically, the most important step a homeowner can take to keep a granite sink clean and prevent discoloration, spots and stains, is to wipe the sink dry after each use.
Doing this prevents hard water and soap scum from building up and leaving a white film on the surface. If you have hard water and allow it to sit on the surface, it will inevitably create mineral deposit stains. If you have these issues already, use Supreme Surface Scum and Mineral Deposit Remover one time, and prevent it from coming back by cleaning your composite sink with pH neutral cleaners that contain ioSeal protectants such as:
- Stone Shower Cleaner and Conditioner from Supreme Surface®
- Granite Cleaner and Conditioner from Supreme Surface®
Restoring The Look of a Damaged Granite Composite Sink
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When using preventative measures and avoiding cleaners with acidic or abrasive chemicals, all you need to properly clean a granite composite sink is a mild, pH neutral cleaner. Acidic and abrasive household cleaners will etch and dull the surface of the granite composite sink, leaving it blurry and damaged. By using a cleaner specially formulated to clean and condition stone, you are ensuring that the sink is being properly cared for, promoting longevity and beauty. Use Supreme Surface cleaners that are pH neutral and contain ioSeal protectants that clean, ionically seal and protect a composite sink, leaving behind a smoother texture, more viberant colors and generally easier to clean and care for!