The natural granite or quartz you have purchased for your home or office is an investment that will give you many years of beautiful service. Simple care and maintenance will keep it looking beautiful for decades. Here are some recommendations for routine care and cleaning:

Clean stone surfaces with a few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water.

Glass cleaner works well, but avoid glass cleaner that contains ammonia, such as regular Windex. An example of one we have found to work well is Glass Plus. Most ammonia-free glass cleaners will state as such on the label.

Too much cleaner or soap may leave a film and cause streaks. If this happens, clean up excess soapy film with clear, warm water and a clean sponge or rag.

Do not use products that contain lemon, orange, citrus, vinegar or other acids on the countertop. The high acid content can dull the finish.

Do not use abrasive scouring powders or liquids; these products contain abrasive chemicals or ammonia that may damage the surface. If required, use a non-abrasive cleaning product and a Scotch-Brite Blue "no-scratch" pad. Do not hesitate to apply the necessary hand-pressure needed to rub out any marks. Adhered materials like food gum, nail polish, or dried paint can be scraped away with a plastic putty knife. Thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water to remove residue.

Avoid contact with harsh chemicals such as bleach, paint strippers, oven cleaners or drain cleaners (Draino, Liquid Plumber, etc.).