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American Granite & Marble Recommended Stone Care
Granite is an igneous rock, consisting of minerals like feldspar, quartz, mica, basalt, grabbro and hornblend. It is formed from molten masses of volcanic crystallized lava that metamorphosed as it cooled. While in the semi-molten condition folding or other changes occur resulting in veined or speckled stoned that ranges in color from black and grey tones to pink, brown, red, green, blue, and white.
- Routine maintenance should include cleaning with clear, warm water and neutral cleansers or mild, phosphate-free biodegradable liquid dishwashing detergent, stone soap or a non-acidic non-abrasive cleaner. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth so as not to leave water spots or rings when it dries.
- Granite should be sealed every year or as soon as water stops beading up on the surface.
- Oil stains can be cleaned with using acetone and wiped down with a cloth at water after.
- Organic stains can be cleaned with 12% hydrogen peroxide and wiped down with a cloth and water.
- Sticky substance can be removed using a razor blade or the edge of a blunt object.
- Do not use scoring powder or creams. Do not use bleach, lemon, vinegar or other acidic additives to clean.( lemon and vinegar will not harm the top if cleaned up promptly)
- Do no place hot pots and pans on the stone it may cause discoloration.
Unlike granite and many other surfaces, Quartz is a non-porous product that requires no sealing. Quartz is also more durable than most granites , it is also stain and heat resistant but not stain or heat proof. With quartz being no porous its does not harbor bacteria such as salmonella.
- Clean with soap and water on a regular basis to keep the lustrous gloss and radiant shine. Small amounts of non-abrasive cleaners can be used that do not contain bleach.
- Quartz is heat resistant and can withstand exposure to normal cooking environments for a brief period of time. Extreme heat and prolonged exposure to heat could cause some discoloration though.
- Avoid exposing quartz to strong chemicals and solvents with out washing with water right after exposure. Also avoid using any cleaners that contain oil, powders, or abrasive materials.
- Recommended Cleaners: Simple Green 10x Stone Polish, Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean, Soap and Water, Denatured Alcohol, Hopes Surface Cleaner, Rock Doctor Cleaner,