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Premium Surface Care

Tips on how to care for your Premium Surfaces; Granite, Quartz, Precious Stone

Premium Surface Care & Maintenance Guide

 

Cleaning Your Premium Surface Stone

How to Clean Granite, Quartzite, Slate, Soapstone & Sandstone

  • Use warm water and a small amount of non-abrasive soap (mild detergent).
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Dry thoroughly with a clean soft cloth.

 

How to Clean Precious Stones

  • Use warm water & a small amount of neutral pH non-abrasive soap
  • Rinse with clear warm water
  • Dry thoroughly with a clean soft cloth

    *Please note: Cleaners & disinfectants made especially for silca/quartz based stones are available at most home centers, hardware stores and stone fabrication shops.

 

Stain Treatment

  • Contact Builtmore for the best method to remove stains from your natural stone.

 

Sealing Your Stone

  • Natural Stone’s durability is complemented with regular sealing.
  • Contact Builtmore for recommendations.

 

Food Preparation Areas

In food preparation areas, the stone may need to have a penetrating sealer applied. If a sealer is applied, be sure that it is non-toxic and safe for use on food preparation surfaces.

 

Bathroom and Other Wet Areas

  • In the bath or other wet areas, soap scum can be minimized by using a squeegee after each use.
  • To remove soap scum, use a non-acidic soap scum remover or a solution of ammonia and water.
  • Frequent or over use of an ammonia solution may eventually dull the stone surface.

 

Premium Surface Care & Maintenance Guide

Do’s and Don’ts:

Follow these Do’s and Don’ts for maintaining your premium surfaces within your home

DO

DO – Clean surfaces with mild detergent

DO – Rinse the surface thoroughly and dry with a clean soft cloth

DO – Blot up spills immediately

DO – Protect countertop surfaces with coaster, trivets and place mats

 

DON’TS

DON’T – Use vinegar, lemon-juice or other cleaners containing acids on marble, limestone, travertine or onyx surfaces

DON’T – Use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub and tile cleaners

DON’T – Use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or salt cleansers

DON’T – Mix bleach and ammonia. This combination creates a toxic and lethal gas

DON’T – Mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so

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