Care and Maintenance for Quartz (Engineered Stones)

Quartz (Engineered Stones) are made of 90% or more natural stone quartz and 7% or less of resin and pigments. Quartz is hard and non-porous, therefore, it does not require any sealing. Cleaning quartz is simple. In most cases, use the same daily cleaning method as granite, soap and water or a mild detergent is all that is needed. If necessary, a non-abrasive cleaner such as Vim Oxy-Gel or a mild degreaser can be used. Adhered materials like food, gum, or nail polish can be scraped away with a plastic putty knife and then thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water to remove residue.

TYPE OF STAIN CAUSE/SOURCE OF STAINTREATMENT
Oil- naturalOlive oil, canola oil etc.Method of Daily Granite
10 % bleach,
Hydrogen peroxide max. 30%
Mild, alcohol-based degreaser
Oil- syntheticMachine oilMethod of Daily Granite
Mild, alcohol-based degreaser
CosmeticsHair shampoo,
Medical cream
Make-up
Method of Daily Granite
Alcohol (Methyl Hydrate)
Hydrogen peroxide, max. 30%
MetalMetal kitchen tools (knife)
Metal pots
Method of Daily Granite
Metal stains may resemble scratches
but they are actually metal residue and
are easily removed.
RustOxalic acid
(repeat use for suborn stains)
Food and BeverageFood coloring
Herbs and spices
Red wine
Mustard
Coffee, tea
Fruits
Method of Daily Granite
50% bleach or 100% bleach, repeat
use for stubborn stains.

Hydrogen peroxide, max. 30%
Mild, alcohol-based degreaser
ColorsInk
Markers- water based
Markers- oil based (permanent)
Paint
Print from supermarket bags
Alcohol (Methyl Hydrate)
Method of Daily Granite

50% or 100% bleach
OtherBlood


Candle wax



Glue from Adhesive tape

Hard water deposits

Soap stains


Silicone
Method of Daily Granite,
Hydrogen peroxide, max.30%

Alcohol (Methyl Hydrate)
Method Daily Granite
Mild, alcohol-based degreaser

Alcohol (Methyl Hydrate)

Scale remover

Method of Daily Granite
Mild, alcohol-based degreaser

Alcohol (Methyl Hydrate)
DAP Silicon Sealant Remover