Natural Stone Care and Maintenance
If natural stone is properly cared for, it will sustain its beauty and durability. Keep the surface free of dirt and grime by sweeping or dusting regularly. This will minimize scratches and wear patterns that can develop from everyday use.
Recommended cleaning is simple - use a soft cloth with mild dish soap and warm water. Avoid abrasive cleaners and harsh chemicals.
Although natural stone is generally thought of as hard and durable, different types of stone have varying degrees of porosity. If left unsealed, spills and other common countertop messes can easily penetrate and permanently damage the stone's surface. Proper sealing and cleaning on a regular basis will help maintain the distinct beauty of natural stone.
Ask your sales representative about sealing options and how to care for the particular stone you purchase.
Engineered Quartz Care and Maintenance
Maintaining quartz is simple and easy, which is why this product is so desirable. Simply wash countertops with a soft cloth using mild dish soap and warm water. Do not expose the surface to any abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals.
Avoid direct high heat on a quartz countertop. A trivet or other protective barrier should always be used.
Quartz is extremely durable and resistant to surface damage. However, chips and scratches can occur with the right amount of strength or force to a certain spot.
Most quartz is not UV stable. Speak with a sales representative about materials that can be used outdoors.
Solid Surface Care and Maintenance
We recommend cleaning solid surface applications using a non-abrasive sponge or cloth with soapy water and an ammonia-based cleaner. To prevent watermarks and any build up on the surface, wipe up spills quickly and until completely dry. To disinfect, we recommend using diluted household bleach.
Avoid direct heat on a solid surface countertop. A trivet or other protective barrier should always be used.
Solid surface is not scratch-resistant, a cutting board is always recommended to avoid unnecessary damage. However, if scratches do occur, the countertop can easily be restored.