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Caring for your granite benchtop

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Granite is one of the most hard-wearing stones and is almost impossible to scratch under normal kitchen use. It is not damaged by standing hot utensils on it (although this is not recommended) or by sharp knives, although diamond or tungsten implements can scratch the surface.

Granite is also very resistant to spills of substances such as acids and alcohol. However, things such as beetroot, wine and cooking oil, particularly when hot, may cause a stain on your granite benchtop if they are left too long, so you should always clean them up immediately with kitchen roll.

With lighter coloured granites, you may experience slight darkening of the stone in areas where water has been allowed to stand, but this should fade away as it dries out.
 
How to clean your granite benchtop

For everyday cleaning we recommend wiping the surface of your bench top with warm, soapy water and a damp cloth, or use a good-quality spray and wipe cleaner.
Granite can also be polished with aerosol polishes such as Pledge.

Caring for your quartz benchtop


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Quartz is very hard-wearing and is resistant to heat, scratches, acids, alkalis, chemicals and solvents, stains, mildew and mould. This makes it very easy to care for and maintain.

If you accidentally spill something that stains your benchtop, such as liquid food colouring, paints or nail polish, or mark it with a permanent marker, you can normally remove it with any multi-purpose household cleaner or detergent. For more stubborn stains, repeat the process several times and use a household scouring pad. It is possible that some stubborn stains may leave a slight discolouration on the benchtop.

It is advisable to keep direct sunlight off your quartz benchtop, as prolonged exposure to sun may cause a change in the colour of the surface.

How to clean your quartz benchtop

For everyday cleaning we recommend wiping the surface of your benchtop with warm, soapy water and a damp cloth, or use a good-quality spray and wipe cleaner.

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