Maintenance Tips

Caring for your stone

Engineered (reconstituted) Stone

Unlike granite and marble, sealer is not required on engineered stone.


Everyday Cleaning

You can use warm water and a mild detergent with a damp soft cloth or a non-scratch cleaning pad or sponge, or diluted methylated spirits.

For stubborn stains, a specialised cream cleanser can be used (or jif, gumption), diluting it with methylated spirits and gently rubbing will give best results. However, avoid over rubbing as it is abrasive and can dull the surface polish of the stone.

A cleaning suggestion – Wash with clean hot water and Methylated Spirits (8 parts water to 1 part Methylated Spirits). Wipe surface dry with soft clean cloth after cleaning, this will leave you a streak free finish.


Preventing Damage

Avoid exposing strong chemicals such as paint strippers/removers, furniture cleaners, oven cleaners, bleach, drain cleaners and chemicals with high alkaline pH levels or similar aggressive substances. If spills do occur, wash quickly with clean water.

Do not use your counter top as a cutting board. This can cause permanent deep scratching. 

Avoid dropping heavy or sharp objects on the counter as chips and cracks cannot be easily repaired. 

Do not use oil-based cleaners, i.e. turpentine, kerosene, etc.


Heat Resistance

Reconstituted stone has been designed to be resistant to heat and can withstand exposure to moderately hot temperatures without being damaged, however hot temperatures and long contact with a high heat can lead to thermal shock, discolouration or damage.

We strongly recommend not placing hot cooking items such as pots, electric frying pans, trays or similar directly on the stone. The use of a hot pad, trivets, chopping boards or similar is advised.

Granite & Marble

Prior to any natural stone benchtop being installed we recommend sealing with a specialised sealer. This can be be done in our factory before or onsite after installation.

Granite and marble should have an application of sealer re applied every 6–12 months, more so for the Lighter colours as they tend to be more porous.


Everyday Cleaning

Stone is made of natural minerals that may react adversely to cleaning chemicals and acids not intended for stone care use. Some natural stone consist mainly of calcium carbonate and are extremely sensitive to acid (e.g. granite, marble and limestone).

Fruit juices, wine & harsh chemicals if spilt must be removed from the surface of the stone immediately, use a clean cloth.

Rinse the surface thouroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.

Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks.

Do not use scouring powders or creams eg. jif or gumption as these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface, and avoid using cleaners containing acids such as lemon/citrus.

We recommend using Methylated spirits  to leave a streak free finish or cleaning with a specially formulated stone cleaner.