General Care & Maintenance 

In the end of your counter top installation, our installers seal the tops once for you.  We highly recommend that you re-seal your natural surface every 6-12 months.  If you have marble or any kind of stone that is softer than granite, we advise that you re-seal it every 3-6 months.  If you have an engineered material installed (e.g. quartz or solid surface), this does not need to be sealed.  Re-sealing your counter tops is a service that we can provide to you (fees vary depending on the amount of square footage) or you can easily do it yourself with the following safe products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • DO NOT use vinegar, bleach, abrasives, ammonia, window cleaners, dishwashing liquid, general use cleaners, alkaline-based cleaners, acidic cleaners, bathroom cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, or any kind of cleaners that claim to be safe for stone but do not have a track record of marketing stone-specific products.

 

  • DO NOT use green or black nylon pads, steel wool, or any type of abrasive rag/pad to clean your counter tops.

 

  • DO use Stone Essentials™ Daily Cleaner with Protector every day to reinforce your stone's stain defense.  Another simple way to clean your counter tops is by using a soft cloth with warm water and mild soap.

 

  • DO blot up all spills immediately to minimize stains or any compromise to your stone.

 

  • DO use coasters under glasses and cups, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juice.

Sealer

Brand:  Tenax

Product:  Hydrex

Idro-oleorepellente/Polished Stone Sealer

Available at:  GranQuartz

Daily Cleaner

Brand:  Stone Essentials

Product:  Daily Cleaner w/ Sealer

Available at:  Stone Essentials

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