Care And Maintenance

NATURAL STONE:
MARBLE-LIMESTONE

  • No acidic chemicals should be used on natural stone.
  • Make sure that any cleaning product/hand soap being used is ph neutral (test a small area if unsure).
  • Do not use any rough scourers or any abrasive products on your stone.
  • For every day cleaning you may use methyalted spirits. You can use a spray bottle and fill it with 50% water and 50% methylated spirits. Spray and dry off with a clean soft cotton cloth.
  • Always clean up spills immediately, regardless if your stone has been sealed.
  • Sealer helps prevent/delay liquids from penetrating into the stone but does not guarantee it from staining.
  • Even if your marble or limestone is sealed, it will etch with acidic liquids such as juice from oranges / lemons/ vinegar / tomatoes / coke / champagne / alcohol / toothpaste / perfume / after shave etc.
  • Never place wet bottles such as shavingcans/perfume containers, on your stone.

NATURAL STONE:
GRANITE

  • Warm soapy water with a soft sponge can be used for everyday cleaning.
  • Do not use any rough scourers or any abrasive products on your stone.
  • Don’t use harsh chemicals on your natural stone.
  • Always remember to dry off your tops with a clean soft cotton cloth as this will prevent them from looking streaky.
  • For every day cleaning you may use methyalted spirits. You can use a spray bottle and put 50% water and 50% methylated spirits. Spray and dry off with a clean soft cotton cloth.
  • Even if your granite is sealed, acidic liquids such as juice from oranges  / lemons / vinegar / tomatoes / coke / champagne / alcohol / toothpaste / perfume / aftershave etc may etch the polish on the stone, if left on for an excessive amount of time.
  • Always clean up spills immediately, regardless if your stone has been sealed or not.
  • Sealer helps prevent/delay liquids from penetrating into the stone but does not guarantee it from staining.
RECONSTITUTED STONE
Each brand of Reconstituted Stone will have a Care and Maintenance page on their website. Below are web addresses.

Caesarstone.  www.caesarstone.com.au
Quantum Quartz.  www.wk.com.au

We recommend Stonefoam cleaner for a monthly clean on your Reconstituted Tops. But only recommend Stonefoam for lighter colours. Stonefoam is sold at our Head Office and Showroom.

ALWAYS REMEMBER DON'T

  • Don't use harsh chemicals.
  • Don't step on your tops.
  • Don't sit on your tops or place stress on or near locations of joins or an overhang of an island bench.
  • Don't drag any rough surfaces on your tops.
  • Don't ignore a spill - always clean it up.
  • Do not place hot items on your tops. This includes items that have been cooking in the oven/microwave/hotplate.
  • Don't use your surface as a chopping board - stone will blunt your knives and knives can scratch your surface.