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Information on Stone, Cleaning

Granite

Granite is an excellent choice for kitchen counter tops, floors and other heavily used surfaces. Granite and granite-like rocks are plutonic rocks that were formed more than 500 to 800 million years ago. Granites are characterized by their extremely high hardness.
They are scratch-, acid-, and heat resistant and easy to clean. Depending on the variety, the surface structures will show different porosity and will be more or less shiny. Pores and inclusions are typical for granite.
Granite is ideal for the growing demand of hard surface counter tops. We offer polished, brushed, flamed/brushed and sandblasted/brushed as well as honed/satin surface finishes.

Marble, Limestone & Travertine

The gentle and pleasant mediterranean appearance of Marble, Limestone & Travertine is based on its fossil origin. Veins, cracks or open spots are considered typical for this wanted antique surface. A special sealer and repetitive cleaning and maintenance with a specially formulated cleaner will help to protect the stone from staining. However, Marble, Limestone & Travertine are sensitive towards some liquids that occur in every household. Fruit acids, vinegar, wine etc. should be cleaned up immediately. The patina and wear, the counter tops will show after a while, will give the surface a special antique Mediterranean character.

Quartz

Quartz composite is a man-made rock that is blended with 93 percent pure quartz with resin and dyes. Advanced manufacturing processes give rise to a very homogeneous and hard material. The specific properties of the quartz composite are similar to those of granite except for heat resistance.


Cleaning Your Natural Stone

Clean stone surface with a neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water.
Rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth.

Spills:

Blot the spill with a paper towel immediately. Don’t wipe the area, it will spread the spill. Flush the area with water and mild soap and rinse several times. Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth. Repeat as necessary.

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