GENERAL CARE & MAINTENANCE
We recommend using a mild dish soap and water. This can be used to clean quartz or natural stone.
Use paper towels or a clean, cotton cloth for wiping down surfaces. Dish rags or sponges can carry over the dirt/oils contained to the surface. Do not use abrasive scrubbing pads, brushes or steel wool as this can
damage the finish.
Avoid cleaners with plant oils, as they may leave a film build-up on the surface.
Honed, Rough and Concrete finishes have more exposed surface area, which means
fingerprints, metal marks and other signs of daily living will be more apparent but still relatively
easy to maintain. They can require more daily maintenance than other product finishes. For
tougher spills and stains, apply a multi-purpose cream cleaner on a cloth or a damp paper
towel gently rubbing in a circular motion. Thoroughly rinse with water to remove cleaner and
dry the surface with a clean cloth or paper towel.
STAINS, SPILLS & RUST/METAL MARKS
For harder to clean stains, we recommend using a product called Barkeeper's Friend.
- This product should be used for quartz only.
- Due to the abrasive nature of this product, place a small amount on the area and lightly use your finger to work the product in circular motions on to your countertop. Wipe off the excess product with a damp cloth or paper towel.
- For more stubborn stains, allow the product to sit on the surface for a few minutes before cleaning it off. You may have to repeat the process a few times to achieve desired results.
Quartz is considered a non-porous product and does not require any treatment or sealing.
Natural Stones, such as granite, quartzite, marble, soapstone, etc. are porous and regular sealing will help protect your countertops against staining. How often you need to seal your stone is dependent on the stone itself. Lighter colors will require you to seal the countertops more often. If you are unsure, take a drop of water and place it in an area that is inconspicuous to the eye. If it absorbs, you will need to seal the stone. Make sure that prior to sealing your countertops that the entire top is clean of all dirt and debris and is completely dry.
If you have any other questions about care and maintenance for your countertops please contact our office.