Granite Workshop
Granite Workshop

Care & Maintenance

GRANITE

Sealing:

Some granites, when not sealed , can change colour when in contact with water, oil and other liquids.

We seal all our granites during manufacturing process. We reccomend to reseal your top every two to three years.  

Cleaning:

For everyday cleaning, we recommend you use "BRIO STONE CLEANER" which is available for purchase is our showroom.

You can also use: Methylated spirits, AJAX Spray n'Wipe Stone Safe or warm soapy water used with a cloth or scotchbrite.

Do not use commercial or abresive cleaners like JIF- which can scratch the surface.

Durability:

Granite is very heat resistent and durable and should not scratch or stain in normal everyday use. However extreme temperature, diamond tools, prolonged exposure to UV light or harsh chemicals can still demage the surface.

Common sense should be applied.

 

MARBLE, LIMESTONE, TRAVETINO

Sealing:

All Marble have to be sealed before installation. We recommend to reseal the surface every year.

Cleaning:

Please see Granite section above.

Please note that Marbles sealed with SV2K sealer must not be cleaned with Methylated Spirit.

Durability:

Marble is a lot more delicate than granite and can easily scratch or stain. Lemon juice, vinegar or wine can demage it if left on the surface for prolonged period. This can not be repaired. 

 

DIAMONDSTONE

Sealing:

Polished finish Diamondstone tops do not have to be sealed. Only honed or leather finish tops have to be sealed before installation.

Cleaning:

Please see Granite section above

Durability:

Please see Granite section above

 

PORCELAIN:

For daily cleaning, a damp microfiber cloth is enough. For regular cleaning, we suggest using a neutral liquid detergent with a soft sponge or a microfiber cloth.

Persistent stains:

Persistent stains can be removed with a slightly abrasive sponge; if necessary, use a specially formulated stain remover.

Do not use steel wool pads, because these would leave metal traces that would then have to cleaned again.

Precautions

Remove any spills of staining liquids (like coffee, tea, red wine), caustic substances (such as oven cleaner), acids and colorants as soon as possible and rinse with water.

Porcelain surfaces are particularly resistant to thermal shocks. You can place hot pans directly on the surface, however we recommend the use of trivets to protect the surface over time. Ceramic knives can damage the surface; therefore, we recommend to use cutting boards. Avoid hitting the most delicate parts of the surface, such as its corners and edges.

 

 

Please contact us if you have any questions. We are always happy to help.