Did you know that marble or granite countertops should be washed with distilled water, soft soap, and a bit of ammonia? Mix in a plastic container and apply. Traces of acid or iron in tap water will cause deterioration or stains.
We recently had our old formica countertops replaced with granite. I love the look! You can put hot pots on it.... Yea! And you can chop on it.... Yea, again!
I'll be adding more tips, so check back again! Or you may find them on the homepage of my website: www.hourglass-antiques.com. Happy antiqing!