Care and maintenance tips

Solid Surface

Cleaning:
Use warm soapy water or mild household cleaning agents to clean your countertop. Avoid strong chemicals and solvents. Do not use nail polish remover, permanent markers or inks, oil soaps, furniture cleaners or paint strippers on the countertop. Also, avoid using high alkaline/PH cleaners such as oven cleaners on the countertop.
Staining:
Acrylic countertops are non-porous and stain resistant.
Scratches:
Minor scratches and abrasions are easily repaired with a mild scouring cleaner such as Bon Ami®, or with the use of a Scotch Brite® Pad. Use of a cutting board/trivet is recommended.
Heat:
Acrylic surfaces are subject to heat shock if they are exposed to extreme changes in temperature. It is recommended that you protect your countertop from extreme heat by using trivets or hot pads. It is also recommended that you warm Acrylic (Integral Bowl) Sinks before subjecting them to extremely hot (boiling) water.
Care Kit:
Your installation crew will provide you with a care and maintenance guide for Acrylic countertops.
Color Match Sample:
As a courtesy, the installation crew will provide you with a color match sample. Please retain the color match sample in case repairs are required in the future.

Quartz

Cleaning:
Use warm, soapy water, or low PH household cleaning agents to clean your quartz countertop. Avoid strong chemicals and solvents. Do not use nail polish remover, permanent markers or inks, oil soaps, furniture cleaners or paint strippers on the countertop.
Scratching:
Quartz is one of the hardest minerals in nature. Diamonds, sapphires and topaz are the only natural minerals harder than quartz, meaning quartz surfaces are extremely durable and highly scratch resistant. Elements that are as hard as or harder than natural quartz will scratch Silestone (i.e. another piece of Silestone, a diamond-blade knife).
Heat:
Quartz surfaces are very resistant to heat, and unlikely to burn or scorch. However, like other natural stone surfaces, thermal shock or cracks may result when the surface is exposed to extreme temperature changes or prolonged exposure to heat. It is recommended that you protect your countertop from extreme heat by using trivets or hot pads.

Granite

Cleaning:
Use warm soap water or mild household cleaning agents to clean your countertop. Avoid strong chemicals and solvents. Do not use nail polish remover, permanent markers, inks, oil soaps, furniture cleaners or paint strippers on the countertop.

Also, avoid using high alkaline/PH level cleaners, such as oven cleaners on the countertop.
Scratching:
Granite countertops are extremely hard surfaces and very resistant to scratching. Only diamonds, sapphires and topaz are harder, which means granite is extremely durable and able to withstand scratches and long term wear. The top should not be used as a cutting surface since it will dull your knives. The use of cutting boards is recommended.
Heat:
Granite countertops are very heat resistant and unlikely to burn or scorch. However, thermal shock or cracks may occur if the countertop is subject to extreme temperature changes. It is recommended that you protect your countertop from extreme heat by using trivets or hot pads.
Sealing:
All countertops are sealed twice prior to installation using a specially formulated sealer from Stone Care International . Annual sealing, using Stone Care International's "Spray-n-Seal" sealer is recommended to enhance continued stain resistance.
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