CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Polarstone Quartz is an extremely low maintenance surface that is not easily damaged. Following a few simple instructions will keep your countertop looking like new for many years to come.
Use a clean cloth or sponge with mild soap and warm water for routine daily cleaning. Be sure to rinse thoroughly, as soap residue can affect the appearance of your Polarstone Quartz.
For stubborn spots, use a soft cloth, sponge or a non-scratch scrub pad, and a mild, neutral PH, non-abrasive cleanser such as Soft Scrub along with plenty of water to clean the surface. Only use Soft Scrub with a flat hand – scrubbing too hard or using fingertips or thumbs can damage the surface finish.
For dried residue, a flat object such as a plastic putty knife can be used to gently scrape off the foreign material.
Honed surfaces can show fingerprints and other signs of daily living more readily than polished surfaces, and will require more frequent maintenance. Since the honed or satin finish actually creates more surface area to the material, it has the potential to show more signs of living from daily use. Honed surfaces can be cleaned as described above.
Although Polarstone Quartz is extremely scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. You should never cut or chop directly on your countertop. Always use a cutting board.
Always use a hot pad or trivet when setting down hot objects, such as hot pans or plates. Direct contact with extremely high heat can cause damage. Care should also be taken when using electric household appliances that may emit high heat such as crock pots, electric skillets, etc. as these can potentially damage the surface.
Take care to avoid spilling harsh chemicals such as drain cleaners, paint strippers, oven cleaners, bleach, etc. on your Polarstone Quartz countertop. Any accidental spills should immediately be cleaned up and the surface rinsed thoroughly with clean water.
Polarstone Quartz is offered in several finishes including polished, honed, satin, and brushed. Just as each finish has a different look, it also has slightly different characteristics.