CARE & MAINTENANCE
Our granite and natural quartz surfaces makes cleaning quick and easy. With proper Care & Maintenance, and some industry Tips & Tricks, hard-to-clean stains, spills and messes can now be a thing of the past.
Option 1 -Soap & Water
Option 2 – Rubbing Alcohol & Water solution
Tip: Always use a non-abrasive cloth when cleaning to avoid dulling your surface.
Natural Oils and Synthetic Oils (Olive Oil, Canola Oil, etc.)
Oils on any counter can leave the finish looking messy, smudged and reflect light unpleasantly.
Option 1 – Soap & Water
Option 2 -Use a Mild, Alcohol based degreaser such as Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner or Rubbing Alcohol.
Cosmetics (Hair Shampoo, Creams, Makeup)
Staining resulting from Cosmetic Products.
Option 1 -Soap & Water
Option 2 – Apply Hydrogen Peroxide max 30% Concentration then rinse and wipe with water.*
Option 3 -Rubbing alcohol
*Tip: Please remove any residue from the Hydrogen Peroxide solution after cleaning to avoid any changes to the surfaces.
Metals (Kitchen Tools, Metal Pots and Knife Marks)
Noticing Metal Marks on a quartz or granite surface can often be confused for scratches. Such metal marks can be easily removed using simple methods.
A White Latex Eraser. Delicately rub the eraser on the affected area, once the stain is gone, clean the surface with one of the daily cleaning solutions as recommended above.*
*Tip: When cleaning any surface, the Rule of thumb is to never apply pressure that is heavier than the natural weight of your hand. Otherwise, you can cause dull spots.
Metal Rust Stains
Step 1 -Soak a cloth with Oxalic Acid or Bar Keepers Friend and apply on top of the stain for 10 minutes.
Step 2 – If the stain persists, reapply but do not leave on longer than 30 minutes.
Step 3 -Once stain is removed, clean surface with water alone or a soap & water solution.
Food Coloring – Herbs & Spices – Red Wine – Mustard – Coffee & Tea -Fruits
Option 1 -Soap & Water or Rubbing Alcohol & Water Solution
Option 2 -Soak a cloth with 50% bleach concentration. Leave on top of stain for 10 minutes. If stain persists, reapply but do not leave on for longer than 30 minutes.
Option 3 -Apply Hydrogen Peroxide max 30% concentration. Then rinse and wipe the surface with water.
Ink -Water Based Markers -Print Transfer Marks
Option 1 -Gently apply rubbing alcohol to the stain. Stain should lift.
Option 2 -For stubborn stains, soak a cloth with 50% bleach concentration. Leave on top of stain for 10 minutes. If the stain persists, reapply but do not leave on for longer than 30 minutes.
Other Stubborn Stains
Hard Water Deposits
Option 1 -Cleaning vinegar
Option 2 -Non-abrasive scale remover solution
Mild, Alcohol Based degreaser such as Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner.
Option 1 -Rubbing Alcohol
Option 2 -DAP silicone remover