Do Glass Kitchen Countertops Stain?

You strive to keep your glass kitchen countertop spotless, but unfortunately, the rest of your family doesn’t share the same sentiment. You don’t think they do it on purpose, but young kids plus a chaotic kitchen every morning often means you’re cleaning up sticky messes from your countertop on the daily.

What if you happened to miss one of the messes? Is there a high likelihood that your poor glass countertop will be stained forever, or will the stain come right off when you get to it later? We’ll tell you in this post!

Do Glass Kitchen Countertops Stain?

Glass is considered a non-porous material. When a surface is non-porous, it means the material lacks pores. In other words, no part of the material—in this case, your countertop—is penetrable.

While you can still spill a glass of juice or even some ink on a non-porous surface, because it’s non-penetrable, the juice or ink could not get deep into the countertop, staining it. Instead, the spilled or leaked material lingers on the surface of the countertop until you can clean it up. When you do swipe it away, the countertop should be clean, not sticky and discolored.

There are some instances in which glass can be porous. If extraction of the alkaline or acidic non-silica components occurs, then the glass loses its non-penetrable qualities. In other words, if you rely on very strong cleaning products with a lot of acids in the ingredients, it’s possible you could break down the non-porous properties of your glass surface with time.

That could possibly lead to staining. For the most part, though, there’s no need to worry about a glass countertop staining if you care for it well.

How to Clean Your Glass Kitchen Countertop

Okay, so how should you clean your glass kitchen countertop when someone spills something or leaves behind food residue? Rather than reaching for the often-harsh chemical cleaners, instead, you need soap, water, and a soft cloth.

Combine some water and soap in a basin or small bowl. Then, dampen your soft cloth with the mixture. Gently rub over the mess or spill and it should come right out. If it doesn’t, then apply a bit of elbow grease.

Even if your countertop isn’t the site of messes or spills, you should still get into the regular habit of cleaning it. This will keep it looking even more appealing. You can use soap, water, and a soft cloth for cleaning just as before. Now, though, when wiping down the entirety of your countertop, you want to watch your technique. Make sure you wipe in a single direction as you clean the countertop. Otherwise, it will dry streaky.

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