Kitchen and Vanity Top Surfaces
Vanity tops may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. A good quality marble wax or non-yellowing paste wax can be applied to minimize water spotting.
Granite: The natural beauty of granite countertops will bring lasting beauty to your home. Granite comes in a large variety of colors and comes with an assortment of edge details. Polished granite is very durable and virtually maintenance free. There are usually only one or two seams versus a countertop with an abundance of grout lines to keep clean. It can be combined with any decorative tile to add a decorative touch to your kitchen or bathroom backsplash. Because granite is a natural stone, variations in color are inherent. We recommend all customers personally select their materials while visiting the slab yard.
Granite Counters: Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices. Many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surface of many stones. Do not place hot items directly on your stone surfaces. Use trivets or mats under hot dishes.
Dust mop interior floors frequently using a clean dry dust mop. Placing a mat outside your entrances will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that will scratch the stone floor. Sand, dirt and grit can damage your natural stone surfaces due to their abrasiveness. Normally, it will take a person a few steps on your floor surface to remove sand or dirt from the bottom of their shoes. Protect floor surfaces with non-slip mats or area.
Spill Clean Up:
Blot the spill with a paper towel immediately. Be careful not to smear the spill in a larger area than it already is. This can cause the stain also to be in a larger area. Flush the area with plain water and mild soap and rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Repeat as necessary.
Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner or a mild liquid dish-washing detergent and warm water. Use a clean mop on the floors and a soft cloth for other surfaces for best results. Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film. Do not use products that contain lemon, citrus based products, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone. Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth. Change the rinse water frequently. Do not use scouring powders, these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
Harmful To Use
Do not use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine, or onyx surfaces.
Do not use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners. Use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers.
SPECIAL NOTE: Do not mix bleach and ammonia, this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
Quartz countertops are ideally suited for kitchens, vanities, bar tops and other surfaces throughout the home. They combine natural quartz, one of nature’s hardest materials, with high-quality polymer resin and pigment to produce a durable yet luxurious surface.