Chose the perfect edge profile for your natural stone.
Granite Care: Use a granite sealant for an additional layer of protection. Clean with a clean, damp cloth and use a small amount of soapy water for heavy residue or debris. Avoid ammonia, bleach or any cleaning products with solvents or caustics, as this will remove the sealant.
Marble Care: Clean up any water or spills on marble as quickly as possible and consider adding a sealant. Do not use marble in high traffic areas of the home where dirt, sand or other particles may grind into the marble, which can permanently damage or mark the stone.
Never leave a chemical, citric or acidic item or substance on the marble.
Clean marble with a clean, slightly damp cloth and then dry with a soft towel. Avoid bleach, acidic cleaners or any abrasive household cleaners with marble, as etching and dullness may occur.
Travertine Care: To keep Travertine looking good, it’s important to come up with a regular cleaning schedule for your Travertine surfaces. Protect the surface at all times: use placemats, coasters, and trivets to protect the surface from hot and cold items.Clean up all spills immediately. Blot, don’t rub, in order to prevent pushing the spill further into the pores of the material. Use a cleaner that is safe for Travertine — not ammonia, bleach, or other general household cleaners. Cleaners must be “safe for natural stone”. Make sure that the entire Travertine surface is well sealed.
Limestone Care: A limestone counter top does not get cleaned much differently than any other counter top. The main thing to remember is that limestone counter tops require a non-abrasive cleaner, as well as a sponge that will not scratch the surface. Limestone surfaces are acid sensitive. Calcareous stones readily dissolve in acid. Lemon or tomato juices are acidic and if spilled on limestone tops, can severely damage the surfaces. Acidic products can cause limestone to etch resulting in a surface that appears dull. Acid products can also change the texture of your limestone surfaces and countertops. To avoid this, you must routinely seal your limestone countertops to avoid any such damage.
Onyx Care: Onyx needs to be sealed properly and then cleaned with special stone cleaner at frequent intervals to make it less-prone to scratching and staining. If you move pots and pans around or chop vegetables on it, you’re going to scratch up the surface. Anything hard or sharp will have no trouble scraping your countertop. Another danger is any acidic liquid – think vinegar or lemon juice. If you spill any of this stuff on onyx, it could “etch” and dull the surface. Red wine will do the trick, too.
Quartz: Quartz surfaces are heat- and scratch-resistant, but not heat- and scratch-proof. Use trivets or pads with hot pots, and always use a cutting board. Never chop or slice food directly on your countertops. Quartz surface does not require sealants or waxes. Avoid using cleaners that contain bleach. Avoid High-pH Cleaners. Keep permanent markers and inks away from your countertops. Do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface.
Quartzite: Seal quarzite twice a year. Don’t use chemical cleaners. Soap will cause a buildup; Windex will dry out the stone and cause real damage. Don’t leave acidic foods like tomatoes or over-ripe fruit sitting directly on the counter for long periods of time. Also don’t cut on it. You can leave steel marks on the stone from the knife, and the stone will definitely ruin the blades on your knives.
Soapstone: Cleaning your soapstone tops can be done with any of the common household cleaners, no need to buy special sealants or other “hard to find” often harsh chemicals. Soapstone is nonporous: it doesn’t absorb food or liquid, making it bacteria-resistant. Any residue remains on the surface of the stone and can be removed with just soap and water. You can spill anything on soapstone – it will be fine. In fact, soapstone is the surface of choice in many laboratories and industrial facilities that work with caustic substances like acid.