Care & Maintenance

Quartz

Daily quartz cleaning routine.

Quartz is one of the products with least maintenance required. However, it’s important to make sure you are looking after your quartz correctly. Whenever spill occurs it’s important to wipe straight away, the longer the substance is left on the quartz the bigger the damage can potentially be

There is no special cleaner required, avoid any worktop cleaners that you buy of the shelves, they can be expensive and they add a layer of product to the surface of your quartz making it look streaky and making it mark badly. We would recommend warm soapy or Cif Actifizz which is the product recommended by one of the best quartz brands.

 

Use the right products on your quartz.

Never use strong chemical products (caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and paint stripper) on your quartz surfaces. This extends to bleach, which, if left on the surface for a few hours, can affect the surface. To remove a specific stain, we would recommend to use Cif Cream, gently scrub the area with circular motions until it completely disappears. And finally clean the area with Cif Actifizz to remove any residue. If the stain is still persistent, we would recommend to repeat the process but with Astonish oven cleaner.

Be gentle with these products they can be abrasive and if rubbed very hard they can damage the surface.

Clean your quartz using the right cloth

It’s unlikely you would grab a metal scouring pad and start scraping away, but you must make sure that the cloth you use is not abrasive.

A microfibre cloth is recommended over a plain dishcloth, use a wet one for cleaning and a second to buff dry. The microfibre cloths are absorbent and won’t leave watermarks. Better still are the specially-designed glass/polishing e-cloths, which are meant for shinny surfaces.

 

Placing hot objects on the surface of your quartz

 

Avoid placing any hob pots or pans on the surface of your quartz. Quartz has a melting point of approx. 80 degrees. When placing something hot on the surface it will start to burn the surface, quartz also expands with heat so by placing a hot pan on the surface it will cause a thermal shock and may crack the surface.

 

Natural Stone

 

Natural stone it’s a great product but does require some maintenance.

Natural stone works like a sponge, when something is left on the surface it will be absorbed into the material.

Before any natural stone leaves our factory, we apply an impregnating sealer called “STAIN-PROOF ORIGINAL” that will reduce the level of absorption massively which will increase the time the material takes to absorb any liquids left of the surface giving you more time to clean. We recommend to re-apply the sealer once a year or as soon as you notice it changing colour just after a spill of water.

Whenever spill occurs it’s important to wipe straight away, the longer the substance is left on the surface the deeper the stain will be.

Never use strong chemical products on your natural stone surfaces or any products that contains acids or bleach, which, if left on the surface, can affect the surface.

Marble in particular is very sensitive to acids, this includes acids present in food such as orange and lemon juice, avoid any of these to get in contact with the surface.

 

Daily Natural stone cleaning routine

There is no special cleaner required, avoid any worktop cleaners that you buy of the shelves, they can be expensive and they add a layer of product to the surface of your natural stone making it look streaky and making it mark badly. We would only recommend warm soapy water or Cif Actifizz.

Avoid any abrasive items to get in contact with your natural stone this can scratch the surface, when cleaning we would recommend a micro-fibre cloth.

 

I have stained my Natural Stone what should I do?

If you have a stain that won’t come out, don’t panic! There are very good products in the market to be able to remove the stain, there is a chance the stain may not come out but It’s very small these days. The recommendation is different to every type of stain, we recommend speaking to our team and they will be able to advise on the best procedure to remove the stain




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