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The Do’s and Don’ts of Caring For Caesarstone February 13, 2014

Ceasarstone Quartz Countertop Care

Although granite countertops have been the rage in the past few years, quartz Caesarstone is quickly becoming the next new trend. With a gorgeous luster and deep colors for any style, a Caesarstone countertop in your home is a prime remodeling selection. Lexmar USA, out of Pittsburgh, PA, knows that you want to care for your countertop for many years of quality service. Take a look at some of the best ways to care for your new investment.

Engineered Quartz Basics

Your kitchen takes a lot of abuse over the years, from hot pots to spilled drinks. A Caesarstone countertop is heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant. Enduring up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, the natural quartz surface resists heat from those hot plates exiting the microwave. Because it is almost pure quartz, these countertops remain non-porous, alleviating the threat of most stains. For basic care, simply use a mild detergent and water. You can even use a glass and surface cleaner for a more thorough cleaning. However, a basic wiping across the quartz Caesarstone surface is sufficient for everyday cleaning.

High-Risk Spills on Ceasarstone

If you accidentally spill a high-risk item, such as grape juice or coffee, on your Caesarstone countertop, wipe it up immediately. Use a soft rag or paper towel to gently absorb the spill. The quarts Caesarstone surface truly repels spills because of its non-porous nature. Even if the spill remains for a few minutes, it can still be absorbed quickly with a sponge. Hardened Spills Although hardened spills are more difficult to remove, they do not commonly create a stain problem. Use a sponge pad, with no abrasive parts, with a mild detergent. Allow the detergent to remain on the spill for several minutes. The detergent’s cleansing action is essentially breaking the substance apart for easy cleaning. Wipe the spill up using the sponge pad. Your Caesarstone countertop may need another round of detergent, if the hardened substance is particularly difficult to remove.

Knives And Heat on Cesarstone

Quartz Caesarstone may appear indestructible, but it can be damaged if treated improperly. If you are an amateur chef, avoid using knives directly on the countertop surface. Always use a cutting board for all your cutting, chopping and dicing needs. Knives can chip away at the countertop, creating a pitted and scratched surface. Pots and pans directly out of the oven, or off the stovetop, can quickly burn the countertop. Always use a trivet, if you need to place hot kitchen utensils on the Caesarstone. A burn mark is almost impossible to repair.

Ceasarstone Cleaning Tips

In general, do not use any abrasive pads or cleaners, including oven cleaners and paint removers. Even acid-based cleaning agents and bleach can damage the countertop. Only select mild detergents for this quartz material. Lexmar USA offers the best in quartz Caesarstone countertops for your next kitchen remodeling project. Take a look at all the styles and colors to find a perfect match for your home’s personality. With quartz durability, the countertop will look brand new for years to come.