We help you maintain your stone like new…
The natural stone you have had installed in your home is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Simple care & maintenance will keep it looking as beautiful as the day it was installed. Following are some recommendations for routine care & cleaning:
REGULAR CLEANING –Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner or a mild (NOT CONCENTRATED) dishwashing detergent & warm water. Always use a clean, soft rag for best results. Remember that too much cleaner or detergent may leave a film & cause streaks. DO NOT use products that contain any citrus, lemon, vinegar or other acids on the granite / marble as the high acidic content may etch the surface. Rinse the surface thoroughly with a damp cloth after washing with the soap solution. Dry with a soft cloth. DO NOT use scouring powders or creams as these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
STUBBORN STAINS or DRIED SPILLS –Blot up any spills immediately, as the stone is porous & strong liquids may penetrate the pores. To remove adhered materials like food or gum, first GENTLY scrape away the excess with a sharp blade. If there are any grey metal marks left on the surface, a small amount of JIF will remove them.
GRANITE & MARBLE DONT’s – Don’t use vinegar, citrus, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids. Don’t use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners. Don’t ever use bleach or ammonia on any granite / marble surfaces
HEAT RESISTANCE – Granite, marble & engineered stone can tolerate moderately hot temperatures for brief periods of time without warping, discolouring or otherwise being damaged. Care should be taken to avoid direct contact for a long time. Remember it is heat RESISTANT – NOT heat PROOF. Never put a hot pot or pan direct from the stove or oven on the top, as the stone is very cold & may cause the stone to crack.
Tough – Yes, INDESTRUCTIBLE – NO – As with any surface, granite, marble or engineered stone can be permanently damaged by exposure to strong chemicals & solvents that undermine its physical properties. Do not use products that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, such as paint removers or strippers. Should the surface be accidentally exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse immediately with water to neutralize the effect.
MB-5 Marble & Granite SPRAY CLEANER
This incredibly effective formula, is one of the best daily stone cleaning products available. It’s a ready to use, streak free, slightly alkaline powerful cleaner designed to clean effectively & effortlessly on all sorts of grease & most other food soiling. It is designed especially for the regular cleaning of stone benchtops, along with lighter duty applications, such as marble vanity tops, natural stone shower walls etc.
MB-13 Marble & Granite SPRAY POLISH
This stone POLISH not only penetrates, enhances, protects & smooths all polished stone surfaces, it brings the shine back, making the stone surface look beautifully new again. It coats the surface of the stone with an extra thin layer of specially selected waxes to give your polished granite or marble that extra brightness! The main feature of this product is to make the surface of the stone extremely smooth & helps keep at bay annoying finger marks & other light soil nasties. It also makes daily wiping & cleaning a much easier chore.
CASA Stoneworks highly recommend the use of both these products, above any stone cleaning products currently available on the market to keep your stone protected & looking its best.
Remember – if you are concerned, at any point, about a possible stain or mark on your stone benchtop, please call or email us & we will promptly discuss any issues you may have with the ongoing maintenance of your stone benchtops. The safest rule is a simple one; if you are unsure, always call. The team at CASA stoneworks are only happy to help, well after your stone installation.