Stone Vessel Sinks: Cleaning and Maintenance

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If you are lucky enough to have a stone vessel sink, you want to keep it looking great with regular cleaning and maintenance. Each type of stone material, such as granite, marble, quartz, and limestone, responds well to cleaning basics if they are done properly and regularly.

Keep It Clean

One of the tricks to keeping your stone sink like new is to not allow it to become overly dirty or stained. It is especially true if you live in a hard water area where build up occurs. Clean your sink often with a soft cloth and a gentle cleaner such as dish washing soap. If you get a stain, use liquid scrubbing cleaner like Soft Scrub or a mixture of baking soda and water. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool pads, toilet bowl cleaner, vinegar, ammonia, or lemon juice.

Keep It Dry

Keep your sink dry. Wipe it after each use, especially porous stones such as limestone. Keeping the stone sink dry will also prevent water marks and spots on the shiny surfaces of granite, marble, and quartz.

Seal and Polish

If you have a sink made of a shiny stone, you should seal it and polish it. Polishing will seal the stone and make it both shiny and stain resistant.