Taking Care of Your Quartz Surface
The ever-lasting finish requires only simple and routine care to maintain its good looks. To clean the stone, we recommend using warm water and a mild detergent or quality spray and wipe in order to enjoy enduring beauty and unmatched performance for years to come.
In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is enough to keep your stone surfaces looking good. If necessary, use a non-abrasive soft soap along with a non-scratch or delicate scrub pad. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse with clean water to remove residue.
Stubborn Stains or Dried Spills
If needed, apply a non-abrasive household cleaner (a non-abrasive cleaner will not dull the surface shine) and rinse to remove residue. To remove adhered material such as food, gum, nail polish or even dried paint, first scrape away excess material with a plastic putty knife and then use a damp cloth to remove any marks or residual dirt. For extra-stubborn stains, a no-scratch Scotch-Brite® pad is recommended along with the non-abrasive cleaner such as Method Daily Granite.
Our stone is more heat resistant than other stone surfaces including most granite, marble, and limestone; and is not affected by temperatures lower than 150°F. However, like all stone material, it can be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes. Therefore, we suggest that hot pots and pans never be directly placed on the surface. We also recommend a hot pad or trivet be placed on the surface under cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens.
Our stone is a highly scratch resistant surface; however, it avoids abuse of the surface by refraining from using sharp objects such as sharp knives or screw drivers directly onto the surface.
Cleaning Agents to Avoid
It’s important to be aware that like any other surface, our stone can be permanently damaged if exposed to strong chemicals and solvents that can damage its physical properties. Never clean your stone surface with products that contain Trichlorethane or Methylene chloride, such as paint removers or strippers. Avoid the use of highly aggressive cleaning agents such as oven/grill cleaners and dishwasher polishing agents that have high alkaline/pH levels (pH 8.5 or higher). Products containing oils or powders may leave a residue and should be rinsed off thoroughly. Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse immediately with clean water to neutralize the effect.