If you are looking for new countertops, you have surely seen a number of different options. One that you might be turning away from is the color black. You should take a second look at them. Here are reasons to overlook all the negative that you might hear about the color black.
You might hear that this color will get dirty and show the dirt more than other countertops. This can easily be fixed by cleaning them daily. Most spills can easily be wiped up with a wet paper towel if tended to right away. If you really think about it, all countertops get dirty because they are used daily.
Another problem that you will hear about is water spots. Water spots will show up, but they should dry and fade to nothing. It is the same concept as streaks when you clean a window. When dry, you will have a sparkly clean area.
Something that will amaze you about black countertops is that they are hard to stain. You will not see a red wine stain or a fruit punch stain at all. With these deep colored spills, lighter countertops are more prone to leave a stain.
When cleaning, you need to make sure not to use alkali cleaners such as ammonia when cleaning your countertop. It will break down most sealers and let other colored liquids or oil into the stone which can cause irreparable damage. Also, do not use an orange-based cleaner. It has a natural acid in it that can etch the countertop.
When thinking about the type and color of countertops you want when redoing a room in your home, don’t let other people talk you out of what you want. If you want black countertops, such as absolute black granite, then go ahead and get them. Minor challenges to keeping them clean should not be a reason to forgo what you really want.