Granite Care & Maintenance

Your Stone worktop is a natural material which requires little day to day care. It is triple sealed with a liquid sealer which reduces its natural porosity and provides a protective coating.


 Clean Stone surfaces regularly with water containing soap or a neutral detergent and a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse off surfaces with clean water. Polish dry with a soft cloth

 
Avoid use of abrasive cleaning materials: scouring pads, steel wool, metal brushes etc.
Never use bleach or other chlorine based cleaners, acids, alkalis (caustic soda) or concentrated disinfectants on stone surfaces. If any of these come into contact with the stone, clean them off immediately, otherwise, surface damage will occur.
 
Do not allow surface deposits to build up e.g. powder detergents, mineral deposits and salts.
 
Strong coloured foodstuffs, such as Blackcurrant and Beetroot, can stain stone surfaces. Acidic foodstuffs such as citrus juice, vinegar's and cola will etch the stone surface.
Always use pan stands and trivets to protect stone surfaces from hot and rough pans and utensils. Direct contact from Iron, Steel, Ceramic and Copper can scratch the stone surfaces.
 
We would recommend a stone cleaner is  applied to your worktops once a month
 
Always use cutting boards to chop and slice food upon. Never cut directly onto the stone surface.
 
Over time, with normal kitchen use, stone worksurfaces will acquire a patina that reflects the use to which they have been put to. It is normal for the original high sheen to weather and mellow in this way.
 
Never stand, sit or put heavy weights on the worktop, especially around sinks and hobs where the material may be weaker.
 
 

Somerville limited

Units 3 & 4 Normans complex

La Grande Route de St Martin

St Saviour

Jersey

JE2 7GR

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Established 2006