STONE MAINTENANCE

To ensure your countertop stays as beautiful as the day it was installed and free of stains, regular maintenance is important; during the course of its life, your countertop may at times require to be re-sealed, depending on use and material chosen.

Granite, Marble and Quartz
Some essential guidelines to maintain and preserve its look, functionality and hygiene: wipe with a damp soft cloth, for normal day-to-day cleaning and, in case of stubborn stains, wash with neutral detergent (HP-7) using a non-abrasive washing pad and rinse with clean water. A Maintenance Kit is available for purchase.

Protect surfaces from direct contact with pots and pans taken directly off the cooker, use pot stands or trivets instead. Avoid direct contact of objects with sharp edges, to prevent scratches on the surface.

 


 


STAIN REMOVAL:

Granite and Marble

Acid substances such as lemon, tomato sauce, fruit juices, vinegar and wine, will etch the surface and effect the polish of the stone.
Oil and grease, coffee, tea, strongly coloured fruit, pollen from flowers and so on, will stain the surface. If your countertop comes in contact with such substances, wipe the spill and immediately follow the maintenance procedure outlined above.


Please remember that most chemical substances may damage its surface. The amount of damage depends on the length of the exposure to the chemical substances.
Acidic and bleach substances should not be used as cleaning agents or get in contact with the surface. In the event that a potentially harmful substance was spilt on the surface, wipe clean as soon as possible. In general, wipe any spills with a non-abrasive pad.

Quartz:
Stain Removal
Quartz based materials are resistant to domestic chemical agents, however contact with some chemical substances may damage the surface. Among these substances are sulphuric acid concentrate, ketone (acetone - i.e. nail varnish removal), and a combination of strong solvents (e.g. paint stripping products). The amount of damage depends on the length of the exposure to the chemical substances. Do not use, under any circumstance, hydrofluoric acid, caustic soda, or solvents such as chloroform.