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Maintenance and Care

Maintenance and Care
Engineered stone worktops are very easy to maintain and with simple care, will retain its beauty for many years. For cleaning granite worktops, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of mild soap. Once clean, rinse and dry surface thoroughly.

Specialized products such as method granite and quartz surface cleaner can be used to further assist with routine care and maintenance. Please consult your fabricator / supplier for further information.

Removing Difficult Spills

Even though quartz and granite worktops resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, wipe up spills as soon as possible.

For stubborn or dried spills, use a non abrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite® scrub pad combined with a small amount of mild soap or specialized stone cleaner.

For Honed surfaces Astonish can also be used in conjunction with a non abrasive cleaning pad. We recommend Marble & Granite Clean & Polish – 500ml C1090

Preventing Heat and Other Damage

Although granite and quartz worktops is heat resistant it is not heat proof, it is and can still be subject to potential damage when exposed to sudden and extreme temperature changes e.g. hot pans. For this reason, we recommend the use of trivets whenever possible.

Quartz and granite is also scratch resistant, but not scratch proof. Therefore, when using a knife a chopping board is always recommended.

General Precautions

Avoid exposing any quartz or granite surface to chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach or cleansers that contain bleach, Cillit Bang, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from your quartz or granite surfaces. While casual exposure to alkaline materials will not damage the surface, highly alkaline (high- pH) cleansers are not recommended when cleaning.

If any of the substances listed above come into contact with your quartz or granite surfaces, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water.

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AVOID EXPOSING TO...

  • Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Paint Removers
  • Furniture Strippers
  • Nail Polish
  • Bleach
  • Cleansers Containing Bleach
  • Cillit Bang
  • Bluing
  • Permanent Markers
  • Inks
  • Oil Soaps
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