Product care

GRANITE:

The beauty, hardness & utility of granite countertops make it a highly desirable material for countertops in home design. While granite countertops are a favorite choice due to their beauty & durability, they are not impervious to damage. Regular care includes proper cleaning & use of sealers to prevent staining. Although granite is quite hard and it can be chipped.

DO’s & DON’Ts of Granite:

  • DO clean up spills immediately to minimize damage to your stone.
  • DO use trivets or mats under hot dishes or cookware.
  • DO use placemats under china, ceramics, silver & other objects that can scratch your stones surface.
  • DO use coasters under glass, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices.
  • DON’T wait to clean up spills on stone.
  • DON’T place your hot cookware directly from stove onto countertop. Always use pad or trivet.
  • DON’T use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub cleaners.
  • DON’T use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general purpose cleaners.
  • DON’T use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleaners or soft cleaners.
  • DON’T use alkaline cleaners not specifically formulated for stone.
  • DON’T use scouring powders & abrasives because they will scratch the surface.
  • DON’T leave/use sharp objects directly on tops as they can & will scratch the surface.
  • DON’T climb/stand on tops, especially on joints or cut-outs as this could cause damage.

ENGINEERED STONE:

Engineered stone countertops are made of 99.9% solid material, leaving little space for harmful bacteria & other microorganisms to live & develop. They are resistant to heat, cracks, chipping, stains, harmful chemicals, & are not easily stained by common household liquids. Proper care & maintenance is however still recommended to ensure longevity of all Engineered Stone counter tops.

DO’s & DON’Ts of Engineered Stone:

  • DO use warm water & diluted mild detergent to clean your top. Suggest Chemico liquid – Original scent in the bottle and NOT the tub – the tub is very abrasive. This can be purchased from any supermarket,

Windowlene – is an anti-static, de-greaser and shines the Quartz. Do Not use Handy Andy as it is very abrasive and will damage the surface of your tops.

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  • DO use trivets or mats under hot dishes & cookware.
  • DON’T use strong chemicals as it will damage your countertop. (e.g paint removers & strippers)
  • DON’T place your hot cookware directly from stove onto countertop. Always use pad or trivet.
  • DON’T climb/stand on tops, especially on joints or cut-outs as this could cause damage.