Both, Granite and Quartz are an ideal work surfaces for your kitchen – tough, durable, and easy to maintain. Quartz is a man-made stone which has been specifically engineered for use in a busy kitchen, however care and precaution needs to be taken to maintain the beauty of your stone. We have put together a guide to help you care for and maintain your new Granite and Quartz worktops.

Granite Care & Maintenance
Granite is a natural material which is porous, therefore will require sealing upon installation. This sealant aims to reduce the overall porosity of your granite. We would then recommend a re-seal of your granite worktops every 12-18 months thereafter.
The use of trivets and chopping boards for hot pans and cutting is always recommended, Cleaning of a granite is simple. All we need is soft cloths, tissue, and a soapy water. We recommend daily cleaning after every use to wipe away any food crumbs, stains and dry off immediately after that. Spillages from household food items such as vinegar, tea, coffee, wine, fruit juice, and oils need to be wiped away immediately.

▪ Avoid using harsh abrasives and sponges and stay away from window cleaners and acid-based cleaners, like
vinegar, lemon, lime, or anything with ammonia or bleach.
▪ Using a micro fibre/synthetic chamois for drying will help avoid streaks and bring out a fabulous shine.
▪ If you feel your granite worktops needs a deeper clean a 50/50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water can
be used. Again, wash down with clean water and dry off immediately.
▪ Do not expose your granite worktops to excessive heat. Although Granite is somewhat more heat resistant
when compared to Quartz, avoid placing hot pans directly on to the surface of the stone. Always use trivets
and chopping boards.
▪ Never sit/stand on or place heavy objects directly on top.

Quartz Care & Maintenance
Quartz is an engineered material, consisting typically of 90% natural quartzite and 10% of resin and other materials to help give it strength, colour and consistency. Quartz is non- porous therefore will never require any re-sealing.
The use of trivets and chopping boards for hot pans and cutting is always recommended. Cleaning of the quartz stone is actually very simple; all we need is a soft cloths and a small amount of soapy
water and strong tissues or a hand towel for drying. We would recommend a to wipe away any food crumbs and stains from the surface and dry off immediately after. Spillages from household food items such as vinegar, tea, coffee, wine, fruit juice, and oils need to be wiped away immediately.

▪ Avoid using harsh abrasives and sponges and stay away from window cleaners and acid-based cleaners, like
vinegar, lemon, lime, or anything with ammonia or bleach.
▪ Using a micro fibre/synthetic chamois for drying will help avoid streaks and bring out a fabulous shine.
▪ If you feel your quartz worktops needs a deeper clean a small amount of (non-bleach/non-abrasive)
household cream cleaner can be used. Again, wash down with clean water and dry off immediately leaving
no residue behind.
▪ Do not expose your quartz worktops to excessive heat. Avoid placing hot pans directly on to the surface of
the stone as these can cause scorching. Always use trivets and chopping boards.
▪ Avoid leaving your quartz directly exposed to ultraviolet rays for any prolonged length of time as this can
be responsible for fading the colour.
▪ Oils and dyes capable of staining can be found in common food items such as curries and popular takeaway options. Therefore, please do not allow spillages from these types of products to remain on work
surfaces for any prolonged amount of time

With a wide range of products covers the whole application range in the processing of stones.
Akemi care products are worldwide successfully used for cleaning, impregnation, sealing, care, Crystalisation and slide protection. Ask our Sales Staff for Products that you want.

AKEMI PROUCTS FROM TOP GRANITE MARBLE

Your high-quality natural stone deserves being treated with our professional products. Our cleaning products for cleaning, protection and care of natural stones are available with us.

 

Crystal Clean Spray- £10.00

For the daily removal of slight dirt like for example slight films of oil and grease, dirt on polished natural and artifical stones as well as on fine stone ware.

Stone Care Kit – £45.00

500 ml Tripple Effect
250 ml Oil and Grease Remover Paste
250 ml Stain Repellent Nano – Effect.

Stone repellent Nano Effect – £28.00

A Special impregnation which strongly repels water, grease and oil. Used to protect flooring, table tops, working surfaces made of absorbent natural and artificial stone.

 

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