Care & Maintenance

General Advice for Use on your Quartz Worktops

Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

Cleaning Stubborn Stains

The following are some of the actions to be carried out for stubborn stains that build up over time.

Grease / Difficult Stains

Apply CIF original cream to the stain and leave for 2 miniues then gently scrub with a soft scouring pad until it disappears, then rinse with water and dry.

Limescale

Pour an anti-limescale product (like Viakal or similar) onto the surface and leave to act for 1 minute. Rinse with plenty of water and dry

Reaction to knocks

One of the characteristics that make these surfaces stand out if their high resistance to knocks. However, avoid striking areas of the surface that due to the fabrication of design, may be slightly weaker (pointed corners, fine edges etc)

Reaction to Heat

After using kitchen utensils such as frying pans, saucepans, etc, do not place them directly onto the surface. Leave them on top of a table mat (if possible with rubber support) to cool down. The reasoning behind this is that the thermal shock caused by the different in temperature could damage the surface.

Recommended Precautions

Do not place objects recently removed from the heat directly onto the surface, use a tablet, pan stand or similar.

Do not use repellants, sealants, do not polish.

Do not use paint stripper, caustic soda or products with a PH of more than 10. If bleach is used, it should be diluted with water and never left in permanent contact with the product. Avoid all chlorine based products and any contact with flurohydric acid. 

Avoid using metallic souring pads.

Paint stripper, brush or metal cleaning products, oven cleaning products, methylene chloride cleaning products, acids for unblocking drains, nail polish remover with acetone, etc. If any of these products are ever spilt onto the surface, remove as soon as possible using plenty of water and mild soap.

The use of these type of products can lead to loss of product guarantee.