Care and maintenance of granite surfaces

Granite Stone surfaces are a very durable surface and are semi resistant to stains, scratches and heat. However, it is not scratch, stain or heat proof.
Following the proper care and maintenance recommended will keep the surface beautiful for many years.

Routine Care and Maintenance

Simply clean with a good window cleaner and a microfibre cloth on a regular basis to keep the granites’ lustrous gloss and radiant sheen.
Liquid spills and stains from fruits, vegetables or other foods should be wiped up and cleaned as soon as possible to reduce the risk of stain.

Preventing Damages

Heat

Granite surfaces are resistant to heat to a certain degree and for a brief period of time without being damaged.
Although Granite will withstand the heat better than most surfaces, they can still be damaged by extreme temperature changes whether prolonged or sudden. Trivets and hot pads should be used when placing hot skillets, pans, crock pots or other heat generating kitchenware on the surface.

Scratches

Granite surfaces are able to withstand normal use. While granites are somewhat resistant to scratches, cuts and chipping, cutting directly on the surface should be avoided. Using cutting boards and taking care not to drop or move heavy objects on the surface will help to ensure long-lasting beauty.

Chemical

Avoid exposing the surface to any strong chemicals, solvents and acids. It is important to note that some of these chemical and solvents can be found in household items like paint stain and strippers, nail polish removers, bleach, furniture cleaners, oil soaps, permanent markers and chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (oven cleaners, drain unblockers, etc.). Avoid using cleaning products with acids as they may damage the stone.

Removing Difficult Spills On stubborn or dried spills use a non-abrasive cleaning pad along with the following recommended cleaners:

  • Spray and wipe for stone surfaces
  • 10x stone polish
  • Window cleaner
  • Soap and water
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Meths in a spray bottle

Care and Maintenance of Engineered Stone

Engineered Quartz Stone surfaces are easy to maintain. It is a non-porous material that is hightly resistant to stains, scratches and heat.
However, it is not scratch, stain or heat proof. Following the proper care and maintenance recommended will keep the surface beautiful for many years.

Routine Care and Maintenance

Simply clean with soap and water on a regular basis to keep the lustrous gloss and radiant sheen.
Use warm water and a damp cloth with a small amount of non-abrasive cleaner that does not include bleach.

Although Quartz surfaces are resistant to stains and spills they should be cleaned as soon as possible.
Liquid spills and stains from fruits, vegetables or other foods should be wiped up and cleaned with soap and water.

Preventing Damages 

Heat

Engineered Quartz surfaces are designed to be resistant to heat and can withstand exposure to normal cooking temperatures for a brief period of time wihtout being damaged. Althought the Engineered Quartz Stones will withstand the heat better than most surfaces they can still be damaged by extreme temperature changes whether prolonged or sudden. Trivets and hot pads should be used when placing hot skillets, pans, crock pots or other heat generating kitchenware on the surface.

Scratches

Engineered Quartz surfaces are able to withstand normal use. While Engineered Quartz surfaces are somewhat resistant to scratches, cuts and chipping, cutting directly on the surface should be avoided. Using cutting boards and taking care not to drop or move heavy objects on the surface will help to ensure long-lasting beauty.

Chemical

Avoid exposing the surface to any strong chemicals and solvents. It is important to note that some of these chemicals and solvents can be found in household items like paint stain and strippers, nail polish removers, bleach, furniture cleaners, oil soaps, permanent markers and chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (oven cleaners, drain unblockers, etc.). Avoid using cleaning products with oil.

Removing Difficult Spills

On stubborn or dried spills use a non-abrasive cleaning pad along with the following recommended cleaners:

  • microfiber cloth
  • 10x stone polish
  • A light rubbing with Jiff
  • Soap and water
  • Spray and wipe for stone surfaces
  • Window cleaner
  • Meths in a spray bottle