CRL Quartz Care & Maintenance
CRL Quartz is virtually maintenance free and can be cleaned with extreme ease. For routine cleaning and to wipe off spills, use a damp cloth or paper towel and a small amount of mild soap or non-acidic cleaner. Once clean, rinse and dry the surface thoroughly.
Note that colours available in a honed finish are more sensitive to grease or finger-prints than polished surfaces and may require extra care during routine cleaning due to the different level of smoothness.
Quartz is one of the hardest materials in nature, which is an assurance that your CRL Quartz surface will not easily scratch or chip. However, avoid using sharp objects such as knives or screwdrivers directly on the surface. The use of a cutting board is recommended.
CRL Quartz can tolerate moderately hot temperature for short period of time. To maintain the natural beauty of the product, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface but use an insulator or trivet instead.
Thanks to their non-porous properties, CRL Quartz surfaces are highly resistant to stains.
However, do not allow dirt and residue such as stubborn food or gum stains to harden and remain on CRL quartz surfaces for extended period of time. In case they do, scrape away gently using a small blade or putty remover before cleaning with warm water and soap.
For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad combined with a small amount of mild soap or specialized stone cleaner.
Recommended stain remover: Bar keeper Friend Power Cream.
Avoid exposing CRL Quartz to chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep away nail polish remover, bleach or cleansers that contain bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks. Strong abrasive and highly alkaline (outside of 5-9pH) cleansers are not recommended when cleaning CRL Quartz. Always follow the manufacturers’ dilution instructions and recommendations.
If any of the substances listed above come into contact with CRL Quartz, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with plenty of clean water.