How to Clean and Disinfect Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops can make any kitchen or bathroom look modern and completely custom.  This is very trendy right now, and you may have seen this material used on home improvement shows or even in your friend’s new custom-built house.  They look great, but how do you clean them?

Knowing how to clean and disinfect concrete countertops is really important to the care and maintenance of the counters as well as to the health and sanitation of your home.  There are three really simple ways that we want to walk you through that will clean your surfaces without damaging your investment. 

Especially right now, disinfecting all surfaces consistently and effectively is important.  However, concrete countertops can stain and start looking dull and worn if they are not cleaned and disinfected correctly. 

Can I Disinfect Concrete Counters?

Any surface can be disinfected if you use the right substance to do it.  There are certain solutions and chemicals that can not be used on concrete because they are simply too harsh.  We want to help you keep your counters looking new and fresh for as long as possible. The methods and products we are going to showcase in this article are all safe and can be used on a daily basis.

What Products are Safe?

It is not recommended that you use any harsh chemicals such as bleach or even Lysol wipes on your concrete countertops to clean and disinfect.  These products will leave stains on your surface and will eventually wear away the sealant.  While you will have to reseal at some point in the life of your countertops, using harsh products will make it happen sooner.

So what products and methods are safe for concrete?

Soap and Water + Alcohol Solution

Cleaning your counters with a basic soap and water solution followed by an alcohol solution to disinfect is a great way to care for and clean your bathroom or kitchen surfaces.  Most people have these products in their home, which makes it cost-effective also. 

If you are out of a more professional-grade cleaner and need a way to clean right now, this is a great option until you can get more professional cleaner. 

MORE™ Stone & Quartz Cleaner - w/Antimicrobial Protection

A great professional grade cleaner that will keep your counters looking like new is our MORE™ Stone & Quartz Cleaner - w/Antimicrobial Protection.  This was formulated especially for concrete and other natural stone surfaces as well as quartz.  

This is a great choice if you have multiple surfaces and want to make sure they are all cleaned, maintained, and disinfected properly.  The best part of this cleaner is that it doesn’t smell like an industrial cleaner.  

With essential oil added, your house will smell like peppermint and thyme while you remain confident that your surfaces are not harboring any nasty little germs and continue looking fantastic.

If you'd also like to protect your concrete countertops from stains and inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew, MORE™ Premium Plus Stone Sealer - w/Antimicrobial Protection would be a great solution for you.

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