How To Look After Your Stone Benchtop
Quartz and Natural Stone Bench tops
Please refer to the relevant website for their recommended care and maintenance and the product they ask you to use for your benchtop.
The advice we provide is general advice and may not be product specific.
Many stone companies such as Caesarstone and Quantum Quartz supply their own cleaners which are recommended for use.
You can complete your warranty card online and if you have any queries, Caesarstone even has a video showing you how they recommend you clean your benchtops.
Cleaning your Benchtops and Preventing Stains
You must clean up any spills as soon as you notice them. As good as stone sealers are, they cannot guarantee to protect the natural stone from every spill, particularly if you have had a large gathering or cooked up a storm. It is advisable to check all surfaces afterward and ensure they are clean.
See the tips below for cleaning your stone;
- Undiluted Methylated spirits in a spray bottle is your best choice for an everyday cleaner
- Spray on and wipe dry with a clean cloth.
- It is a good idea to use a soft, lint-free cloth for cleaning your benchtops.
- If in doubt, please call us or contact the manufacturer of the product BEFORE you attempt to clean the tops
Things to Avoid When Cleaning Your Benchtops
- Avoid using soapy water and your dishwashing cloth, as residue will build up on your benchtops over time making the surface appear dull or dirty.
- Do not use scourers or steel wool on your benchtop, as this may scratch the surface or damage the stone coating.
- Do not use Spray and Wipe Ajax, or any other multi-purpose cleaner.
- Do not use cleaners that contain acids such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tile and tub cleaners.
- Do not use vinegar, lemon juice, or other cleaners containing acid on granite, marble, limestone, or travertine.
- Do not use electric frying pans on reconstituted stone benchtops (Caesarstone, Quantum Quartz, Essastone, etc).
Please refer to the manufacturer’s websites for their care advice and warranty terms.
Use a trivet or thick timber chopping board to protect the benchtops.
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