Beautiful and exotic white onyx is a natural stone that adds a touch of elegance to any bathroom ambiance. When utilized to decorate your home and living space, it has a beautiful appearance.
Onyx is made of calcite and typically forms in caves in South America, Africa and the Middle East. The clarity of the stone is what gives white onyx its authenticity, and Iran, for example, is home to some of the world’s most beautiful stones. This region is responsible for the lovely swirls and speckles we witness in the intricacies of a real onyx slab.
Countertops made of onyx stone are incredibly stunning and sophisticated. They are favored for their distinctive beauty, which, when combined with excellent lighting and other decorative components, readily becomes the center point of any scene.
Onyx is a translucent stone that can be used for a variety of purposes, including flooring, backsplashes and countertops in bathrooms and kitchens. Its wide range of uses combined with its gorgeous appearance makes it a popular choice for both designers and homeowners.
However, because it is a calcium-based stone, it needs to be properly maintained to avoid damage and to make sure it lasts.
Here are some cleaning and maintenance suggestions to enjoy your onyx countertops for many years to come…
#1 Clean Surfaces
Spills should be immediately blotted dry. To prevent further encrusting spilled liquids into the surface, avoid wiping motions. Any liquid that remains after spills is blotted up using the cleaning solution.
To prevent scratches or swirls, which can happen with abrasive materials, use soft cloths or paper towels.
Instead of putting cleaning chemicals directly on the countertop surface, use a paper towel or soft cloth to apply them. By doing so, oversaturation and the absorption of moisture and liquids are prevented.
Continue wiping down the area with more dry paper towels or rags until all moisture has been eliminated.
#2 Get Rid Of Sticky Debris
If there is any crusted-on dirt left after wiping off the surface, you can give it a quick scrub with a soft toothbrush.
Using hot tap water and a paper towel or soft cloth, you can apply the cleaning liquid to the stuck item to help it loosen.
Apply the cleaning agent to the toothbrush rather than the surface, and focus on gently scrubbing only the troublesome region.
#3 Get Rid Of Cleaning Waste
For this stage on, only use warm tap water.
To wipe off surfaces and get rid of any cleaning solution residue, dampen a fresh cloth or some paper towels.
To eliminate any remaining moisture, alternate with dry clothes.
Repeat this method twice.
#4 Complete Surface Drying
Using the blotting or patting technique, thoroughly dry the entire countertop with a different clean cloth or paper towel.
Any liquids left on the surface could be absorbed by the stone and cause stains or watermarks.
#5 Keep The Countertop Clean & Well-Maintained
Your onyx counter must be kept clean. Try to prevent spills– you could use protective mats if needed. You could also seal the countertops. It’s also a good idea to polish and rub away scratches.
When used as countertops and backsplashes, onyx provides a striking focal point.
Onyx and other countertop surfaces should always be handled carefully to preserve their attractiveness. This includes keeping them free of dings and scratches and quickly wiping away spills.
Use a neutral cleaner to scrub the surface, such as a solution of soapy water.
Apply a sealant made specifically for onyx countertops. This will increase the surface’s durability and attractive look, as well as shield it from liquids.
For more information about keeping countertops clean, please call SMC Construction of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, at 763-400-0251.