Spring is in the air
Spring is in the air…and so is spring cleaning! Let’s take an in depth look at caring for your stone worksurface to keep it in tip-top condition. Providing you take a few sensible precautions; your worktops should last for many years to come. All Surfaces – DO’S Wipe down daily with clean soapy water & […]
Spring is in the air…and so is spring cleaning! Let’s take an in depth look at caring for your stone worksurface to keep it in tip-top condition. Providing you take a few sensible precautions; your worktops should last for many years to come.
All Surfaces – DO’S
- Wipe down daily with clean soapy water & dry with a microfibre cloth.
- Clean spillages up immediately.
- For more stubborn marks, use a small amount of CIF cream cleaner (CIF Active spray or Astonish cream) with a kitchen sponge and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
- To remove a build-up of limescale, use ‘Bar Keepers Friend’ power cream or ‘The Pink Stuff’ sparingly and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
- Use chopping boards and heat trivets.
All surfaces – DON’TS
- Never use corrosive cleaners such as Cillit Bang or Viakal.
- If you use Oven Pride, do not get it anywhere near your stone worktops.
- Do not cut directly on your worktop with knives, use a chopping board.
- Do not stand, sit, or place heavy objects on your stone worktop.
- Do not allow sustained contact with heat sources.
Care of Quartz
Its high-density property makes quartz an easy material to care for. Provided you follow the do’s and don’ts, it really shouldn’t get any harder than that. If you need any extra advice – all branded quartz such as Caesarstone, CRL, Cimstone & Silestone have additional Care & Maintenance guidance on their own websites.
Care of Natural Stones – granite & marble
Your Granite or Marble will have been sealed with Stain-Proof by Dry-Treat which works by repelling liquids. Air can still move through the ‘pores’ allowing the material to ‘breathe’ naturally. It is the best technology available to protect against staining while preserving the look and natural integrity of your surface.
Because the pores of your worktop remain open, the surface is not immune from staining, but the sealer will give you plenty of time to clean up liquids before they absorb into the pores and stain.
Care of Sintered Stones
Sintered stones have an almost non-porous surface and so they are super easy to clean. In the case of dried stains, moisten the area with hot water to soften the dirt and then remove it with a clean cloth.
Care must be taken with those parts of the worktops and countertops most exposed to knocks, such as corners, edges and bevel edges.
Should the worst happen, and you find yourself with either a chip, scratch or stain – do contact us for further guidance on 01869 324442 or [email protected]