Care & Maintenance of Your Concrete Countertops
Taking care of your concrete countertops does not take a lot of effort, but does require you to understand the kind of things that could cause problems.
Concrete naturally is a porous material — when substances enter these pores and become trapped, your concrete becomes stained.
To defend against this porosity, we apply a sealer to our countertops.
Cleaning Your Countertops
The best thing to clean your countertops with is mild dish soap and water.
You can use ammonia-based cleaners, such as 409, but ensure that you wipe them until dry.
Avoid using any cleaners that contain acetic acid (vinegar) or citric acid — Any acid-based cleaner will slowly neutralize your sealer, causing it to be ineffective.
Also, avoid using “Environmentally Friendly” cleaners on your countertop, as we have found that most of these products are acid based.