Care & Use

To help protect the life long integrity of your countertop, here are few suggestions on how to properly care and maintain your top. This information is meant to provide a general overview of some recommended daily cleaning techniques. If you like more detailed information on cleaning techniques of the countertop you have in your home, we suggest you visit the manufacturer’s website.


Solid Surface Countertops
The beauty of solid surface is the ability to renew it to back to the original finish. However, it is a product that does require daily maintenance to keep it looking like new.

For daily cleaning we recommend:

  • Use soapy water, ammonia based cleaners or solid surface cleaners to remove dirt and residue.
  • Thoroughly rinse and completely dry your countertops. This will help remove any streaks or water marks.
  • Darker colors require more cleaning to maintain a uniform finish. Darker colors if not maintained properly will tend to show fine scratches more than lighter colors.
  • Do not place hot items directly on the surface of your new countertop. Always be sure to use a trivet or hot pad.

  • Quartz Surface Countertops
    Your new quartz countertops combine superb durability with the look and feel
    of natural stone.


    For daily cleaning we recommend:

  • Use a damp cloth or paper towel and if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.
  • Wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible.
  • For stubborn or dried spills, try using a nonabrasive cleaning pad coupled with Formula 409® Glass & Surface Cleaner (or a comparable cleaning product).
  • Avoid using any cleanser that contains bleach.
  • Thoroughly rinse and completely dry your countertops. This will help remove any streaks or water marks.
  • Do not place hot items directly on the surface of your new countertop. Always be sure to use a trivet or hot pad. 

  • Granite Countertops
    Because of the variety of natural stones available, daily maintenance and cleaning techniques may vary from one stone to the next. Here are some general guidelines to follow regardless of the color or type of stone.

    For daily cleaning we recommend:

  • Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water.
  • Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble or limestone.
  • Do not use scouring powders or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface.
  • Use coasters under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices.
  • Thoroughly rinse and completely dry your countertops. This will help remove any streaks or water marks.
  • Do not place hot items directly on the surface of your new countertop. Always be sure to use a trivet or hot pad. 

  • If you would like to learn more about any natural stone related issues, please visit the industry expert – The Marble Institute of America