GRANITE
Cleaning granite with luke-warm water is generally all that is required to maintain Granite. Mild dish washing soap can be used, but too much may produce a film or dull the color. Wipe the counter tops with damp, soft, clean cloths and dry thoroughly. Strong or abrasive cleaners such as Comet, lemon, vinegar, or other acids should not be used. Stone cleaners and polishers are available Montrose Marble and Granite if needed. We pre-seal our Granite counter tops with an impregnating sealer prior to installation. However, it is recommended that the counter tops be sealed every one to two years, depending on how heavily the counter tops are used. Resealing is an easy task that you, as the homeowner, can perform. We recommend the sealer that is available at Montrose Marble and Granite. It is a good idea to test any new sealer on a small, inconspicuous area of the counter top before sealing the entire surface. Granite can stain so we recommend not to store liquids or toiletry products directly on your counter top items such as Hair products, colognes, perfumes, nail products, creams, lotions cooking oils, can spill or leak anything that is spilled wipe up right away.


 

MARBLE
Vinegar, citrus, and tomato will etch marble, so don't let them sit. We recommend the use of coasters and cutting boards (stone cutting boards can purchased from Montrose Marble and Granite). Wipe up spills immediately. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners. Clean with luke-warm water. A mild dish washing soap can be used, but too much may produce a film or dull the color. Wipe the counter tops with damp, soft, clean cloths and dry thoroughly. Strong or abrasive cleaners such as Comet, lemon, vinegar, or other acids should not be used. Stone cleaners and polishers are available Montrose Marble and Granite if needed.
We pre-seal our marble counter tops with an impregnating sealer prior to installation. However, it is recommended that the counter tops be resealed every one to two years, depending on how heavily the counter tops are used. Resealing is an easy task that you, as the homeowner, can perform. We recommend the sealer that is available at Montrose Marble and Granite. It is a good idea to test any new sealer on a small, inconspicuous area of the counter top before sealing the entire surface.
Marble can stain, so we recommend not to store liquids or toiletry products directly on your counter tops. Items such as hair products, colognes, perfumes, nail products, creams, lotions, and cooking oils, can spill or leak. Anything that is spilled should be wiped up right away and should not be allowed to linger on the marble.


SOAPSTONE
With soapstone, most household cleaners can be used to clean counter surfaces. However, we do recommend that you use regular soap and water because harsher solvents may remove the mineral oil treatment, therefore generating more maintenance. This can be tested in an inconspicuous corner.
With soapstone, mineral oil can be applied so the stone will turn into a very dark charcoal gray, sometimes black. Some stone varieties contain a hint of green and when oil is applied turn a rich deep green color the oil is not sealing or protecting the stone, it is only helps to speed up the natural darkening process. Soapstone is non-porous and, unlike marble and granite, does not need to be sealed. Soapstone, being softer than granite and marble, is also more prone to scratches. The scratches can be easily removed with a light sanding or with the use of mineral oil. Light scratches can be hidden by lightly applying some mineral oil. With deeper scratches you will need to sand the area in order to remove the scratch. With a piece of coarse sandpaper, sand the scratch until the scratch is almost gone, then using a smoother sandpaper do the same thing but this time using water. Sanding will remove the mineral oil, so you will have to reapply mineral oil additional applications of oil until the color is even.


 

QUARTZ
Materials that harden as they dry should be cleaned up immediately but can also be removed by gently scraping away the substance. Then, the quartz surface should be cleaned with a household vinegar and water solution or with a non-abrasive cleaning pad together with a non-bleach, non-abrasive liquid household cleaner and rinsed thoroughly with clean water. Surface should be dried with a clean cloth. Quartz are non-porous, so spills and stains are not absorbed into the surface, making it stain-resistant but not stain proof, so permanent markers and other inks and some chemicals, solvents or dyes may, however, cause permanent discoloration. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, wipe up immediately. Exposure to abrasive, strong, alkaline, bleach, oven cleaners, Comet , acid-free oxidizer type cleaners and heat such as skillets, roosting, pans, and out-door temperatures should be avoided. Quartz is one of the hardest materials in nature. Quartz counter top will not easily scratch or chip. However, we recommend the use of a cutting board to protect the surface and avoid dulling your knives

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