Care and Maintenance
CARE & MAINTENANCE GUIDE
Thank you for purchasing our Caslaquartz
Caslaquartz is tough, nonporous, chemical resistant, high-performance surfaces that elevate residential kitchen aesthetics with the natural beauty of quartz and make cleaning quick and easy. More frequent and prompt cleaning is recommended.
Always use water and non-abrasive cloth when cleaning to avoid dulling your surfaces and to keep Caslaquartz retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years. For daily cleaning, simply wipe down your countertop with a damp cloth/damp paper towel and if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleanser
Clean up Spills Right Away - before they can dry
Even though Caslaquartz resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such a wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, you’ll want to wipe up food and spills as soon as possible.
For stubborn or dried spills, use non-abrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite scrub pad coupled with Formula 409 Glass & Surface Cleaner or a comparable cleaning product.
Removing Cooking Grease
When grease from cooking is an issue, use Greased Lightning, or a comparable degreasing product, to help loosen and remove the grease from the surface. Follow the cleaner manufacturer’s instructions for use.
Dealing with more difficult spills and Materials
Materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint) are especially tenacious. Remove these gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife.
Cutting Boards and Trivets
Caslaquartz is heat and scratch-resistant, but not heat and scratch-proof. Use trivets or pads with hot skillets or roasting pans, and always use a cutting board. Never chop or slice food directly on your countertops
WHAT NOT TO USE
No wax or polish necessary
Caslaquartz does not require sealants or waxes. Caslaquartz keeps its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing or applying sealant. If any of the substances mentioned below come into contact with Caslaquartz, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water.
Use Caution with Bleach
Casual exposure to diluted bleach will not damage Caslaquartz. Avoid using cleaners that contain high concentrations of bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products
Avoid High-PH Cleaner
Casual exposure to weakly alkaline solutions will not damage Caslaquartz. Highly alkaline (high PH) cleaners, such as oven cleaners and concentrated bleach, are not recommended
Keep permanent markers and inks away from your countertops. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, clean first outlines above in daily cleaning? If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Goo Gone, or a comparable product, and rub it into the stain. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any cleaner residue
Keep solvents and powerful chemicals off the counter
Avoid exposing Caslaquartz to strong chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichloroethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from your Caslaquartz countertop.
Some extra tips we recommend to make more efficient clean:
- Daily cleaning: Mild soap with water or Rubbing alcohol and water solution
- Oils: Mild soap with water or dishwashing liquid or rubbing alcohol
- Cosmetics (Shampoo, creams, makeup): Mild soap with water or rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide max 30% then rinse and wipe with water
- Metal (Kitchen tools, Metal pots and Knife marks): a white latex eraser, rub the eraser on the affected area (not too heavy), once the stain is gone, clean the surface with one of the daily cleaning solutions as recommended.
- Based markers: rubbing alcohol to the stain to remove it.
- Food coloring: Mild soap and water or rubbing alcohol and water solution. Another way is soaking a cloth with 50% bleach concentration then leave it on top of stains for 10 mins.
- Hard water: Cleaning vinegar
- Silicone: Rubbing alcohol or DAP silicon remover