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CARE AND MAINTENANCE

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

QUARTZ SURFACES

Quartz is an elegant, durable and low maintenance surface.Maintaining your Quartz is very simple.
For every day cleaning, wash your product with a soft cotton cloth and warm water; if desired you can use a mild soap.

  • For difficult or greasy clean-ups use a gentle liquid cleaner (e.g. Mr. Clean, Cif, Simple Green, Fantastic, etc.) or ordinary dish washing detergent (e.g. Palmolive) with warm water and a white Scotch Brite. Never use red or green Scotch Brite on  Quartz as they contain aluminum oxide and may dull Quartz’s finish.
  • Do not expose any  Quartz surface to abrasive, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers, or cleaning agents of the like (whether high, neutral, or low pH) such as regular Comet and Ajax. These cleaner’s chemicals can damage your surface. If needed, Bon Ami and Bar Keepers Friend are both approved nonabrasive cleaning powders.
  • Do not allow your surface to get in contact to such products, including, but not limited to, drain cleaners, paint strippers or products containing hydrofluoric acid, methylene chloride, trichloroethylene or any product with a very high or very low pH. These types of chemicals may etch or discolor the surface of  Quartz.
  • There is no need to apply any sealer to your  Quartz countertop. Sealers cannot penetrate it and remain on the surface. Eventually the sealer will start to wear off and cause the polish to appear dull and inconsistent.
  • Quartz is highly scratch resistant, but is not scratch proof. Proper care must be exercised, including the use of a cutting board as part of your care and maintenance routine.
  • Quartz is scorch resistant, but is not heat proof. Always place a trivet or hot pad between  Quartz and any heat generating device. Be aware that sudden change of temperature or sustained heating may create enough thermal expansion energy to cause your countertop to crack.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

MARBLE

Daily Care
Stylish, adaptable and resilient as it is, marble like any other surface, needs conditioning, cleaning, care and maintenance to preserve its attractiveness and extend its life. Because it is porous, marble needs particular care. Can stain with spills like food products, oil, and is susceptible to citrus juices, vinegar or household cleaning chemicals, which can damage its surface. But, taking care of your marble before and after it is installed will save restoration costs in the long run.
Prevention
Taking just a few precautions with your marble can help to reduce conmon problems within:
Placing rugs or mats by doorways and high traffic areas can help to remove dirt and small stones from shoes.
Wipe up spills as soon as possible as marble can stain easily.
Cleaning daily helps to keep your marble as nice as possible.
Vacuum cleaners can scratch your marble – avoid using them
Change mopping water frequently during cleaning
Always rinse using clean, warm water

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

GRANITE SURFACES


Routine Worktop Care

Use soap or liquid dishwashing soap to clean your countertops. Do not use ammonia based products (such as Windex), bleach, vinegar, or steel wool pads on your granite.
Sealing Your Worktop
You should re-seal your granite annually with a natural stone sealer. See the information below.
Granite Slabeavy Duty Stone Cleaning
When stone has been neglected, it will need a heavy-duty stone cleaner and de-greaser to effectively remove dirt, grease, grime, and waxes. These cleaning products are concentrated and designed to deeply clean the stone without damaging it. Heavy duty cleaning is best left to professionals, so we recommend consulting one prior to applying any products.
Stain Removal for Granite
Check with your fabricator for the best method of removing any stain that does not clean up with liquid dish soap and water.
Restoration
Granite is the hardest and densest stone available. It is so tough that buffering pads embedded with diamond dust must be used to achieve a polished look. Although some re-polishing can be done in the field, it can never be fully restored its original appearance.
What to Know About Sealing Granite
Granite is very low maintenance, once to twice a year it will require sealing. This is a very simple and inexpensive process. Most fabricators will have sealed the worktops once prior to install or upon completing the installation. You should verify with your installers that this has been done.

If you have any other questions about granite worktops visit http://www.uniquemarble.co.uk They have a great ask an expert form and a discussion board where you can post your granite questions.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

DEKTON

Normal Maintenance 
Due to its practically zero porosity, the ultra-compact Dekton® surface
is highly resistant to staining in day-to-day use and from chemical
products, making it ideal for use as a kitchen worktop and as a surface
for other kinds of work, both inside and out.
For general cleaning, Cosentino recommends the use of Q-Action with
a sponge or scouring pad. If this product is not available, the best
option is to use a neutral soap and water.
Cleaning Stubborn Stains
In the case of aggressive stains, either from products that are resistant
to normal cleaning agents or because they have remained on the work
surface without being removed, we recommend using more specific
products such as: cream detergents with abrasive particles or solvents
(acetone or universal solvent type).
The accompanying table shows the various types of stains with their
corresponding cleaning products.