Caesarstone worktops are designed to withstand the inevitable accidents that happen on a day-to-day basis. Simply clean with a non-abrasive soft soap and non-scratch scrub pad. Of course, Caesarstone quartz is tough – but it’s not indestructible. There are some tips and advice we recommend following to maintain perfect surfaces for many years to come:
Protection from hot temperatures
Caesarstone is more heat resistant, durable and hard-wearing than other stone surfaces, including most marbles and limestone. However, it does require protection from very high temperatures (above 150°C or 300°F) or sudden extreme temperature changes.
Ideally, we suggest that hot pots and pans never be directly placed on the surface. We also recommend a hot pad or trivet be placed under cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots or toaster ovens.
Stubborn stains and spills
The spills and stains of everyday life can usually be cleaned up effortlessly with mild detergent or cleaner and water. To remove stuck-on materials, gently scrape away the excess with a plastic putty knife or non-scratch pad and then wipe with warm water.
Nail varnish or chewing gum stains can be removed with denatured alcohol, rinsing thoroughly afterwards. For extra-stubborn stains, a non-scratch Scotch-Brite™ pad is recommended along with a non-abrasive cleaner,which won’t dull the surface shine.
Substances to avoid
Like any other surface, Caesarstone can be permanently damaged if exposed to strong chemicals and solvents that affect its physical properties.
Avoid the use of strong chemicals and solvents or highly abrasive cleaning agents such as oven/grill cleaners and dishwasher polishing agents that have high alkaline/pH levels (pH levels higher than 11).
Products containing oils or powders may leave a residue and should be rinsed off thoroughly.
Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse immediately with warm water to neutralise the effect.Never clean your Caesarstone surface with products that contain Trichlorethane or Methylene Chloride, such as paint removers or strippers.