As the sour winter weather wraps up, your outdoor space may need some maintenance. Or perhaps you may be thinking about getting something installed just in time for spring. You are in luck! The maintenance is easier than you may think and your backyard will never look better. It is time for granite countertops outside.
Once installed, all you have to do is get a hose and spray off the debris and dirt that builds up over the seasons. Next, you use a mild soap and soft rag to get the areas that the hose couldn’t get clean. That is all you need to do for a daily maintenance to keep your stone clean.
However, every few years you will need to check to see if the granite requires resealing. Sealing the granite will prevent stains from wine, mustard, BBQ sauce or other stains that can occur from backyard grilling. To check if resealing is needed, place a few drops of water onto the surface of the granite. If it does not bead up and instead soaks into the stone, it is time to reseal.
To keep the countertop looking new, use a topical polish or shine enhancers four to five times a year. You will be amazed at how this step will help your stone shine like new.
Your last step is to make sure you cover the countertop during the winter. With the weather that has been happening it could erode the surface and aging will start to show more.
People are worried about installing a nice stone countertop outdoors because they think the maintenance will be difficult. This should not stop you! You can have an amazing backyard oasis that you will have parties in for years to come if you just treat it right.