CARE & MAINTENANCE
ZEAL Quartz surfaces are easy to maintain. ZEAL is a non-porous quartz material that is resistant to stains, heat and scratching, but it is not indestructible, nor heat, scratch, or stain proof. Please follow the proper care and maintenance and some common sense instructions to enjoy the beauty and durability of ZEAL Quartz surfaces for a lifetime.
Cleaning with soap and warm water on a regular basis will cleanse the surface and maintain its luster and sheen. Use a non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain bleach for the day to day maintenance. Spills should be cleaned up immediately in the same manner for best results.
Stains and Spills
ZEAL is stain resistant, though some spills and stains may be more difficult to remove than others, especially if they have dried on the surface. For issues that require more than simply soap and water, a non-abrasive scrub pad may be employed. Rinse thoroughly after use and wipe with a clean cloth.
For substances such as adhesive, gum or grease, you may need to use a plastic scraper or putty knife to carefully scrape the material off the surface, and then clean as above.
Honed Finish and Darker Colors
Honed finish and dark colored material require more maintenance and more frequent cleaning to maintain their appearance. Finger prints or metal scuff marks will appear more readily and be more apparent. These marks can be removed in the same manner as above. Dark colors typically will show more readily dust, scuffs and dirt than lighter colors. These will require maintenance more often to keep up their appearance.
ZEAL Quartz is resistant to heat but not heat proof. It can withstand a normal cooking environment but you should avoid placing hot pots and pans directly on the countertop, rather using a trivet or hot pad to protect the surface. Radiant hear sources such as a crockpot must always have a trivet between it and the surfaces to avoid damage. Do not place hot pots and pans directly on ZEAL Quartz as this may void the warranty.
ZEAL Quartz is tough, but not indestructible. It is resistant to scratching, however please avoid cutting directly on the surface, rather employ a cutting board. Do not use abrasive cleaners or pads to clean the surface as these may cause scratching. ZEAL Quartz is resistant to cracking although excessive force or pressure/weight can cause failure of a seam or material. Strong chemicals and solvents should be avoided and ket out of contact with a ZEAL Quartz surface as they may etch or discolor the material. Chemicals to avoid include but are not limited to nail polish remover, paint removers, bleach, oven cleaners, drain cleaners and other chemicals with a high alkaline or PH level.
With regular maintenance and some common sense your ZEAL Quarts countertop will remain beautiful and perform for a lifetime.