Daily Care and Maintenance

 

 

Make sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner and always rinse and dry the countertop after cleaning.

 

 

No Sealer Required

 

Do not apply any sealers or polishes to your countertop. ey are not necessary and over time can make your finish look dull and/or inconsistent. You have made a great investment in a durable and beautiful surface and with a small amount of maintenance, it will continue to provide beauty and function for years to come.

 


 

Removing Stubborn Stains and Spills

 

If needed to remove stubborn or dried on spills you can use a non-abrasive gel by applying the gel to the cotton cloth, not directly onto the countertop and wipe it onto the surface in a circular motion, rinse it thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth.


Chemicals and Harsh Cleansers

 

You should avoid exposing your countertop to such things as oven/grill cleaners, or strippers, paint removers/strippers, toilet bowl cleaners, oil soaps, tarnish removers, furniture cleaners, battery acid, drain cleaners. If you accidentally expose your countertop to these types of products immediate rinse the area with water. Prolonged exposure to these types of products may cause discoloration or damage to the countertop.

 


Resistance to Heat

 

Quartz is a heat resistant surface but it is not heat proof. To protect your countertop from potential damage caused by sudden or rapid temperature changes we strongly recommend the use trivets or hot plates especially when using cooking units such as electric frying pans or crock pots. Never place hot cookware directly on your quartz countertop.


 

Cutting

 

Never cut directly on your quartz countertop. Your countertop is extremely hard and cutting on it directly will show “leave behind” metal marks from your knives. these are not scratches and can be removed following the steps for cleaning. We strongly recommend the use of a cutting board.

 

Our Solid surface is a hygienic material for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, fast food preparation counters, wall cladding etc. Protection from your daily Common Stains; although liquids cannot penetrate through a solid surface, it is best to wipe up spills as they occur.

 

Just use a damp cloth and a mild cream abrasive cleanser or a commonly used household degreaser (e.g. Bar Keepers Friend). Always clean in a circular motion. Tougher Stains- caused by food coloring, vinegar, coffee, tea, fruit juice, dyes, ketchup, red wine or vegetable spills can easily be removed using an abrasive plastic scouring pad and a detergent or an ammonia-based hard-surface cleaner. Only with a really persistent stain as saffron or with a light scratch, you should need to resort to an abrasive plastic scouring pad and rub over the stain with bleach. Rinse several times with warm water and dry with a soft cloth.

 

Always restore the overall luster afterward, using a damp cloth and a mild cream, abrasive cleaner (e.g. Bar Keepers Friend) and blend the scrubbed area into the entire surface by rubbing in a circular motion. Chemical spillage-Accidental spills of strong chemicals (e.g. paint stripper, brush cleaners, oven cleaners, cleaners containing methylene chloride, acid drain cleaners, acetone-based nail varnish removers etc.) should be flushed promptly with plenty of soap water to avoid damaging worktops. For nail varnish spills, non-acetone based remover can be used and then flushed with water.

 

Heat-Always use a heat protection pad, trivet (with rubber feet) or protective sink mat for hot cookware, or leave cookware to cool on the hob first. Never put hot pans, particularly cast iron, directly on your solid surface top. Excessive heat can damage any surface. If you pour boiling liquids on solid surface top, you should also pour in cold water at the same time. Burn marks-Small burn marks or marks caused by nicotine can simply be removed using a scouring agent or an abrasive sponge.