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Care & Maintenance

Granite/Quartzite

With the proper care your granite countertop will stay new-looking for years.
Blot up spills immediately, before they penetrate the surface. Clean stone surfaces with  REVITALZER cleaner/protector. Use a soft, clean cloth to clean the granite.

Removing Stains from Granite


Remove a stain on granite, basing the method on the type of stain. Mix a cup of Baking Soda, 1-2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid with water to make a thick paste. Put it on the stain, cover with plastic wrap, and let it sit overnight. Scrape away the mixture with a wooden utensil and rinse.
If the stain is oil-based , we have a ready made product, just call us or visit us for more information.

CUTTING:  Always use a cutting board with Granite countertops, as they are not scratch resistant (Especially Quartzites) they can scratch quite easily.

We also offer a 35 year stain warranty program by Laticrete for granite, details are available on this page

Marble


Seal the marble with sealer to help prevent stains and soil from being absorbed into the porous surface. Do not let acids contact the marble as they will etch it. Strong alkaline solutions are absorbed by the marble and break down the surface leaving it rough. Clean marble surfaces with  REVITALZER cleaner/protector.  Remove stains promptly. Check with us for special cleaners if needed to remove stains.

Removing Stains from Marble

CUTTING:  Always use a cutting board with marble countertops, as they are not scratch resistant and can scratch quite easily.

We also offer a 35 year warranty program by Laticrete for Marble, details are available on this page

Quartz


The ever-lasting finish requires only simple and routine care to maintain its good looks.    To clean we recommend using warm water and a mild detergent or quality spray and wipe type cleaner in order to enjoy enduring beauty and unmatched performance for years to come.

Minimal Maintenance


Virtually maintenance-free, Quartz hard, non-porous surfaces require no sealing to renew the luster and are simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is enough to keep your countertop looking like new. If necessary, use a non-abrasive soft soap along with a non-scratch or delicate scrub pad. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse with clean water to remove residue.

CUTTING:  Always use a cutting board with Quarts countertops,  they are scratch resistant but we recommend a cutting board or a trivet.

Manufactuers claim quartz cannot be stained,.

Laminate

Laminate countertops are really easy to maintain. Simply wipe them with a clean damp cloth for everyday care. If you are looking to disinfect them, you can try various antibacterial cleaners or wipes.

 

THINGS TO AVOID WITH LAMINATE COUNTERTOPS

EXCESS WATER AND MOISTURE:  When cleaning, ensure you are careful around edges and seems and side splashes, as they are not watertight. Standing liquid or moisture penetration can cause major problems in these areas.

HEAT:  All heat should be avoided with laminate countertops, so remember to always use a heat pad or trivet for warm and hot items. These items also include various countertop appliances such as electric frying pans, crock pots and roaster ovens.

CUTTING:  Always use a cutting board with laminate countertops, as they are not scratch resistant and can scratch quite easily.