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During kitchen fitting:
After fitting and sealing has occurred, protect the stone worksurface until all final decoration and construction works have been completed. Ensure that all material particles are removed before the surface is covered with polythene then thick cardboard, to protect the polished surfaces and prevent any colour transfer or staining.
Once in service:
Stone worksurfaces are treated immediately after fitting with a highly effective impregnating sealer. This reduces their natural porosity and provides a protective coating which lasts a life time. Strongly coloured foodstuffs, such as beetroot and blackcurrant, can stain stone surfaces. Acidic foodstuffs such as citrus juice, vinegars and cola will etch the stone surface.
Always use pan stands and trivets to protect stone surfaces from hot, rough and wet pots, pans and utensils. Direct contact from iron, steel, ceramic and copper vessels can scratch and stain the stone surfaces. Always use cutting boards to chop and slice food upon. Never cut directly onto the stone surfaces.Stone is a natural material. The variations in its structure, pattern and colour are characteristic and constitute part of its appeal and value.
Over time, with normal kitchen use, stone worksurfaces will acquire a patina that reflects the use to which they have been put. It is normal for the original high sheen to weather and mellow in this way. Dull patches caused by high wear and surface deposits can be restored by use of Rejuvenata Stone Cleaner which is available for purchase in Aura Stone.
Clean stone surfaces regularly with water containing soap or a mild detergent or Neutral Detergent (see above) and a soft cloth or sponge. Polish dry with the ‘E Cloth’ surface cleaning system for a consistent, smear free finish every time. Avoid using abrasive cleaning materials: scouring powders, steel wool, metal brushes, etc.
Never use bleach and other chlorine based cleaners, acids, photographic development liquid, alkalis (caustic soda) and concentrated disinfectants on stone surfaces. If any of these come into contact with the stone, clean them off immediately, otherwise surface damage will occur. Over time, with normal kitchen use, stone worksurfaces will acquire a patina that reflects the use to which they have been put. It is normal for the original high sheen to weather and mellow in this way.
Dull patches caused by high wear and surface deposits can be restored by use of MG Stone Cleaner which is available for purchase in Aura Stone.To find out more. Get in touch today.