ColorQuartz® Care & Maintenance
ColorQuartz® requires simple and routine care to maintain. Cleaning with a damp cloth and a liquid detergent will do the job. Because it is impervious to stains, it will withstand daily exposure. Just wipe away and the surface is like new again. If necessary, a non-abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub Liquid Gel with Bleach or Comet Soft Cleanser Cream With Bleach can be used. Adhered materials like food, gum, or nail polish can be scraped away with a plastic putty knife; any marks left by the blade can be removed with Soft Scrub Liquid Gel. Thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water to remove residue.
Stubborn Stains or Dried Spills
Any multi-purpose cleaner or detergent can be used on these stains. For extra-stubborn spills, try using Soft Scrub gel with bleach on a cloth. If it still persists, use a non-abrasive scouring pad to shift the dirt. It won't damage the tough surface. Cleaning liquids like bleach are also good for removing stains that seem to be hard to remove at first.
To remove adhered materials, first scrape away the excess with a sharp blade. If there are any gray metal marks on the surface one of the regular cleaning agents will remove it. Finally, wash and rinse the surface in the normal way.
ColorQuartz® is non-porous and will therefore keep its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing or sealing.
ColorQuartz® can tolerate moderately hot temperatures for brief periods of time without being damaged. This makes our surfaces ideal for kitchens because an accidentally misplaced hot pot will not ruin the countertop. However, take care to avoid direct contact for a long time with very hot pots, and always use a hot plate or trivet.
ColorQuartz's HONED FINISH will require more daily maintenance than our polished finishes. Since there is more exposed surface area with honed finishes, metal marks, finger prints, and other signs of daily living will show on honed material. Most of these marks can be easily removed with little effort and cleaning products such as a white Scotch Bright pad, Windex, and—for tough stains—Softscrub with bleach.
Tough? Yes. Indestructible? No.
As with any surface, ColorQuartz® can be permanently damaged by exposure to strong chemicals and solvents that undermine its physical properties. Do not use products that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, such as paint removers or strippers. Avoid any highly aggressive cleaning agents like oven/grill cleaner that have high alkaline/PH levels. Call your professional stone supplier, installer, or restoration specialist for problems that appear too difficult to treat. Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any of these damaging products rinse immediately with water to neutralize the effect.