- Dust Surfaces Frequently
- Blot up spills in a timely manner
- Clean your stone surface with a ph balance (7) neutral soap or mild dishwashing liquid
- Use a soft, clean rag to clean the granite and use a natural stone cleaner/polisher once or more a week for deeper cleaning.
- Be sure to rinse after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft, clean cloth
- Refrain from using products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids to prevent deterioration of protective sealant
- Avoid using scouring powders, pad or creams which may scratch the surface and break down the protective sealant
- For granite in bathrooms- To minimize soap scum, a squeegee may be used after use of granite shower basin. If a soap remover is used, it should be non-acidic
Sealing: Granite is a porous material and if left unprotected can prove vulnerable to spills and everyday messes. The best way to prevent stains is to treat the surface with a protective impregnator or sealer. Sealants are designed to fill the pores of the material, preventing bacteria, food and liquids from penetrating the stone. Frequency of protective applications will vary based on both the quality of the sealant used and the amount of use a particular area that is being utilized, In most cases, once a year should suffice.
Caution! Granite tops are very resistant to heat and scratches but are NOT heat and scratch proof. Trivets and cuttings board are always recommended.
- Simply wash with a soft cotton cloth and warm water, use a mild soap if desired Blot up spills in a timely manner
- For materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint) remove by gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife
- Permanent markers and inks may adhere to the surface and should be avoided
- DO NOT use abrasive or strong alkaline or acid (high or low pH) cleaners
- DO NOT use or expose to bleach, oven cleaners, Comet, Soft Scrub, SOS, products with pumice, batteries, paint removers, furniture strippers, tarnish or silver cleaners
- DO NOT use abrasive or harsh scrub pads
Sealing: DO NOT apply any sealers, penetrants or topical treatments to quartz products under any circumstances. Such products will wear off and cause the gloss to appear dull or inconsistent
Caution! Quartz very resistant to heat and scratches but are NOT heat and scratch proof. Trivets and cutting boards are always recommended.
Stainless Steel Sinks
General Care and Cleaning:
NEVER use any abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scrub pads as they will dull and tarnish the finish
You should rinse, wash with soap and clean water, and thoroughly dry your sink after each use
Suggestions to remove scratches in your stainless steel sink: If light scratches occur, they can be softened by using an abrasive pad such as a Scotch Brite,® and a product called Bar Keeper’s Friend. Follow these simple steps:
1. Sprinkle Bar Keeper’s Friend on a thoroughly wet cloth or pad
2. Rub the surface gently using long uniform strokes in the same direction as the current polishing lines
3. Rinse thoroughly with clear water
4. Wipe dry to prevent water spots
Note: This will not eliminate deep scratches but should improve the scratched surface considerably.
Granite Composite Sinks
Regular cleaning of composite sinks is easy with a scrub pad such as Scotch Brite and any non-abrasive, ph balanced cleaner. Stubborn stains, caused by prolonged contact, can be removed with bleach and water, baking soda, or vinegar. As with any material, we suggest that you take the time to wipe down your sink after each use. If you know the manufacturer of your composite sink, further cleaning instructions may be available on their website.