What is The Granite: Tiles, Cleaning Mixtures and How to Polish It

You know what the granite tiles look like, or you can’t differentiate them with porcelain tiles? Anyway, this article will not only help you know what the granite is made of, it will also help you to know how to clean it, polish the surfaces and how to blend necessary ingredients for getting a neat and shiny granite.

What is Granite?

Granite is one of the types of igneous rocks, which consists of several types of minerals, namely: plagioclase, aluminum silicate, and quartz, which contributed to its multiple types, including light gray, white, and scarlet, in addition to containing some minerals colored green, dark brown, It must be noted that it is used in the construction of columns, and the manufacture of stairs and kitchens’ floors. This supports the facts which leads to exposure to a lot of dirt and stains. So, home tile cleaning methods insist that for cleaning and polishing granite you must know the correct methods of polishing it. 

Granite Polishing Methods:

  • Essential Oils and Hydrogen Peroxide: –

    Put a little of any kind of essential oil, as directed by professional tile cleaning. These essential oils may come such as peppermint oil, or orange oil, or clove oil in the bowl, add a little soap, and leave them slightly until the aroma of the essential oil is emitted. Put three quarters of a cup of hydrogen peroxide in half a cup of water and mix them well, then put the two mixtures in a spray bottle, and shake well until the ingredients are mixed.
    Place an amount of the mixture on granite surfaces, wipe it with a sponge, or with a soft piece of fabric. The rest of the mixture can be stored in a place with a temperature of 21°C. 
  • Alcohol: –

    Clean the surface from the dirt accumulated on it, and get rid of the effects of liquids with a piece of cloth dampened in hot water. Put enough water in a bowl, add a little soap and alcohol, mix three parts of the soap with a portion of alcohol, then sprinkle a little mixture, and carefully clean the granite surfaces by using a piece of fabric. Then dry the surface well. 
  • Bicarbonate of Soda: –

    For water stains, mix a cup of baking soda in a bowl, add two and a half tablespoons of liquid soap, a quantity of hydrogen peroxide, apply them to the stains, and cover them with plastic. Leave them for a day, then wipe them off. Note that this mixture is suitable for Granite tile and grout cleaning in Mundaring.

For oil spots, mix a cup of soda bicarbonate in a bowl, add two and a half tablespoons of liquid soap and a sufficient amount of water, then apply them to the spots and cover them with plastic for a day, then wipe them. 

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Black Granite Cleaning 

Mix an amount of distilled water in a spray bottle, and add a little liquid soap, on granite surfaces, wipe it with a piece of microfiber cloth, then dry it to maintain the luster and shine of the granite. 

Granite Preservation Methods 

Apply it with a layer of wax every two years to extend and maintain its life. Do not use lemon or vinegar in cleaning to avoid scratching. Quickly clean the spilled liquid because it absorbs fluids, which affects its endurance. Clean with ammonia-free materials, to avoid corrosion of the outer layer. 


Here, you must get abreast with the necessary approach when cleaning the granite as being laid down by the Carpet Cleaning Mundaring whose employed tile cleaners are experienced, trained & professional in all types of Tile Grout Cleaning Services .