Care Guide

Caring For Your New Countertops

Use only sealers and cleaning products designed specifically for natural stone, Corian, and Quartz surfaces.

Clean up generally needs only warm water and a mild liquid detergent. Use coasters with your new countertops.

Maintenance cleaning with a pH-balanced, neutral cleaner will help remove soils that normal dusting or damp mopping leave behind. It also helps keep your stone free of dust and dry, sandy soil to minimize wear patterns from everyday use on some softer stones.

For heavier cleaning jobs, using cleaners formulated for stone will effectively remove tough grime and messes yet be gentle on the surface.

Dulled or lightly scratched areas can be restored by using automotive rubbing compound and waxing with liquid wax. Some fabricators recommend giving the entire surface area a coat of an automotive type paste wax from time to time to help maintain appearance, but this is usually not needed.

Denatured alcohol will remove most adhesives and residue, and will not harm the finish, but acetone and lacquer thinner will damage the surface.

Scouring powders, abrasive cleaners and steel wool pads will scratch and dull the finish.

Cleaning products containing lemon, vinegar or other acids may etch the stone - this includes many common liquid cleaners such as Windex.

Never allow acidic foods such as lemons, vinegar (including salad dressings) or pineapple juice to remain on the surface of the countertop. They will stain and may etch the stone.