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How to Clean Every Single Type of Counter

Counteract dirt, smudges, and stains on every type of counter (Granite! Quartz! Marble! Wood!) with our countertype cleansing roadmap.


Your Countertop Cleaning Must-Haves: Glass Bottle With Sprayer, All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate, Surface Cleaner, Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth, Scented Vinegar, Stain Brush, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Scrub Brush, Linen Knit Dish Cloth

Marble

Maintain the luxurious look of marble by regularly wiping down with Surface Cleaner and a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. This plant-based formula is suitable for natural stone and has a fresh, essential-oil based scent that blends eucalyptus with notes of pine and hints of rose. The best way to avoid yellowing on marble’s sensitive, porous surface? Clean it regularly using Surface Cleaner and make sure to address stains and spills immediately.


To remove sticky or oily residue, grab a Glass Spray Bottle and mix 1 capful of All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate with hot water. Spray onto the residue, saturating the area, and let sit for a few minutes. Then remove by massaging with a Stain Brush dipped in hot water. The soft, natural bristles will lift spills and grime and maintain marble’s finish without scratching.

Pro Tip: Vanish tough rust or ring stains on light-colored marble by mixing ½ capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative with just enough hot water to create a powerful paste. Apply to the stained areas using the Stain Brush, working in a circular motion to coax out the stains. Wipe clean with a damp Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.

Quartz

Just like marble, sturdy engineered quartz countertops can be cleaned daily using Surface Cleaner! Simply spritz and polish using a non-abrasive Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. (Pssst: Did you know the Surface Cleaner Refill Pouch pouch option is a great way to reduce water and energy usage? These refill pouches use 92% less plastic, and are a great way to stock up and save!)

Turmeric latte toppled over? Accidentally spill some balsamic vinegar? Dye-rich and acidic stains like these should be wiped away and addressed with Surface Cleaner ASAP to prevent permanent marks.

Pro Tip: Avoid placing hot pots and pans directly onto quartz countertops, as this can cause heat marks and leave cracks in the stone.

Wood

Preserve the beautiful, rustic look of wooden countertops by regularly cleaning with the Laundress’s plant-derived solutions. When properly maintained, wooden countertops are very long-lasting. Avoid stains and water damage by sopping up spills and food residue using a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. Regularly scrub wooden countertops down by spraying with Surface Cleaner and scouring with a damp Linen Knit Dish Cloth (the Laundress alternative to disposable sponges!). Always be sure to rub in the same direction of the wood grain to get things cleaner and ensure your most spotless finish. Once residue has been removed, run your dish cloth through hot water and rinse the countertops well. Dry thoroughly with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.

Pro Tip: To address lingering odors, fill a Glass Spray Bottle with some undiluted Scented Vinegar. Spray down wood countertops, and let sit for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with hot water and drying with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.

Tile

From ceramic to porcelain, tile is easy to clean and also offers endless unique design options for you. While tiles themselves can be easily maintained using Surface Cleaner, porous grout can sometimes present a challenge. Revive grimy grout by mixing one capful of All-Purpose Cleaning Concentrate with hot water in a Glass Spray Bottle. Spray on grout and tiles, saturating the surface, and sprinkle All-Purpose Bleach Alternative beads on top. Working the products into a paste, massage tiles and grout using a Scrub Brush dipped in hot water. Let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with hot water and wipe clean using a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.

Pro Tip: Regularly clean tile backsplashes, especially those above grease-prone cooking ranges, to avoid oil, smoke, and food stains with Surface Cleaner. For stubborn splatters, allow the formula to sit for a few minutes before wiping clean with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.