Care and Maintenance of your Fine Quartz Surfaces

Routine Care and Maintenance
Simply clean up and spills with soap and water. For routine cleaning, use snall amount of cleaners that are non-bleach and nonabrasive along with warm water and damp cloth on a regular basis to keep the lustrous gloss and radiant sheen.
Although Silestone is resistant to stains, any type of spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. Any liquid spills, fruits, vegetables, or other foods should be wiped up and cleaned with soap and water.

Preventing Damages:
-Heat-
Silestone by nature is extremely resistant to heat and can withstand exposure to normal cooking environments for brief periods of time without being damaged. Although it is more resistant to heat compared to most of the surfacing materials in the market, all surfacing materials, including stone, can be damaged by extreme temperature changes, whether prolonged or sudden. Trivets and hot pads should be used when placing hot skillets, pans, or other heat generating appliances on the surface.

-Scratches-
Silestone’s durable surface is designed to withstand the normal use.  And, while it is resistant to scratches, cuts, and chipping, we recommend avoiding cutting directly on Silestone countertops. Using cutting boards and taking care not to drop or move heavy objects on the surface will help to ensure the long-lasting beauty of your Silestone Quartz Surface.

-Chemical-
There are some chemicals that can cause damage to Silestone surface. Avoid exposing quartz surfaces to any strong chemicals and solvents. It is important to note some of these chemicals and solvents can be found in household items like paint removers, paint and stain strippers that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, nail polish removers, bleach, furniture cleaners, oil soaps, permanent markers or inks, and chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (Oven cleaners, Drain Openers, etc.)
If any of the substances listed come into contact with your Silestone Quartz Surface, rinse with plenty of water and follow routine cleaning procedures immediately.

Removing Difficult Spills:
For stubborn or dried spills, if routine cleaning procedures do not work, use nonabrasive cleaning pad along with common household cleaners like Formula 409® Glass and Surface Cleaner. If gum, nail polish, paint, or other substances are accidentally allowed to adhere to the surface, they can be removed with the use of plastic scraper or putty knife to gently scrape off the substance and by following routine cleaning procedures.

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