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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR QUARTZ WORKTOP

Your quartz worktop is a modern material, which requires little day to day care.

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

 

Tougher stains can be removed by using a product such as Cif original cream in conjunction with a plastic scouring pad.

Avoid the use of abrasive cleaning materials: scouring powders, steel wool, metal brushes, etc.

 

Never use bleach or other chlorine-based cleaners, acids, alkalis (caustic soda), or concentrated disinfectants on your quartz surfaces. If any products including oven cleaner come into contact with the stone, clean them off immediately, otherwise, surface damage may occur.

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Always use pan stands and trivets to protect the surface from hot, rough and wet pots, pans and utensils.

 

Direct contact from iron, steel, ceramic and copper vessels can scratch and stain the surface.

 

Always use cutting boards to chop and slice food upon. Never cut directly onto the quartz surfaces.

When using appliances such as an Air fryer or Slow cooker do not stand the appliance directly on your quartz worktop as the direct heat could cause it to crack

 

Never stand, sit or put heavy weights on the worktop, especially around sinks and hobs where the material may be weaker.

At Somerville we offer expert advise on how to look after your Silestone quartz and Caesarstone quartz worktops

As your local worktop specialist fabricator in Jersey we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of quartz worktops

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When your quartz worktop is installed, several areas will be sealed. Such as the gap between the sink and countertop the bottom of the backsplash where it meets the worktop and the seams where two pieces of countertop come together. If you don’t have a backsplash, then caulk will be used to fill in the gap between worktop and the wall

Over time this sealant can wear or crack. There are many reasons for this. It could be due to settling of the units underneath, change in seasons, especially against an outside wall, over scrubbing of the sealant ,or even just general wear and tear

Whatever the cause the important thing is not to leave it. The sealant should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent any type of cabinet or wall damage. Gaps in the seam between two pieces of stone countertop can allow water or other liquids to run into the cabinets below. The same is true of gaps in the sealant that helps adhere your sink to the worktop. Leaking water can damage your cabinets. This is something you could do yourself or if you do not feel confident doing so there are professional companies who will be able to carry out this type of work for you.

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