Care & Maintenance

Daily Cleaning: 

  • Avoid abrasive cleaners such as Comet and Softscrub
  • Avoid concentrated cleaners such as grout cleaners, tub & tile cleaners, etc.
  • Do not use granite cleaner that also seals the granite
  • All-purpose cleaners or dish soap will work to clean your countertops on a daily basis 
  • Oil and acidic items that are spilled on the countertops should be cleaned up immediately (blot the spill in order to avoid it spreading to other areas of the stone)

Sealing your Granite:

  1. Make sure your surface is clean and dry
  2. Pour sealer onto a dry rage and wipe down your countertops so that there is a thin layer of sealer covering all of the surface (a spray bottle may also be used to apply the sealer)
  3. Wait 15-20 minutes for the sealer to soak into the stone
  4. Take a dry cloth and wipe the excess sealer from the surface
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 
  6. Re-seal your granite in 10-15 Years

Guidelines for Stain/Adhered Material Removal:

  • Marble Institute of America (MIA) is the best source of information on granite and other natural stone products. We highly suggest using their website as a source for learning how to properly handle stains and other problems with your stone. Please use the link below to access MIA’s maintenance tips

https://www.stonesofnorthamerica.com/care/

  • The previous link is a source for resolving some of the more common issues with natural stone. If you need a more detailed and in-depth solution to resolving your problem with your stone please access the following PDF. One of the most common and most successful methods of removing a stain is using a poultice. The following link explains the process on how to make and use a poultice on your granite or other natural stone product.

http://www.buildingstoneinstitute.org/images/pdfs/commercial_care_clean.pdf

Quartz Care and Maintenance

Daily Cleaning:

  • Never use bleach and abrasive powders or scrubs like Comet, Soft Scrub, etc.
  • Avoid concentrated cleaners such as grout cleaners, tub & tile cleaners, etc.
  • All-purpose cleaners or dish soap will work to clean your countertops on a daily basis 
  • If your quartz countertop is exposed to any oils or powders that may leave residual, rinse immediately with clean water to neutralize the effect

Quartz is none porous so it does not need to be sealed

Guidelines for Stain/Adhered Material Removal

  • Quartz countertops are very durable but can still be affected and damaged by a variety of things. If you have any problems with stains or abrasive materials on your countertop then please go to this link which will give you an in-depth explanation on how to address the specific problem you are having with your quartz countertop (this manual was designed by Caesarstone quartz but applies to all quartz products)

https://www.caesarstone.ca/media/45096/cs-cm-eng-2017.pdf