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CIMSTONE CARE
 

The ever-lasting finish of Cimstone requires only simple and routine care to maintain its good looks. A damp cloth and a little liquid detergent will be the best choice for cleaning. Because Cimstone is highly impervious to stains, it will withstand exposure to tea, soda, wine, vinegar, lemon juice and strongly colored spices. Just wipe them away and the surface will attain its initial look again.

 

Stubborn Stains and Dried Spills

 

Any multi-purpose cleaner or detergent can be used on these stains. For extra-stubborn spills, use light-colored Scotch-Brite <3M) scrub sponge to shift the dirt. This scouring activity will not damage the tough surface. Cleaning liquids like bleach are also good for removing stains at once that appear hard to remove.

 

For daily (regular) cleaning, Expert-3 Ceramica and Expert-4 Dust remover Product by Johnson Wax, P300 by Henkel, Jensen Clear by Iduna, Revitalizer by StoneTech Professional and such other cleaning products can be advised. Instructions for use described by the producers should be strictly observed and rinsing with water should definitely follow after treatment. Cleaning agents that accumulate over time on surfaces due to insufficient water-rinsing chemically affect surfaces in the long run and can ruin surfaces irreparably.

 

Spot Removal

 

To remove adhered materials like food, gum, nail polish and dried paint, first scrape away the excess with a sharp pallet or spatula. If there is any gray metal marks left on the surface, one of the regular cleaning agents and light-colored Scotch-Brite (3M) scrub sponge will remove it. Finally wash and rinse the surface in the normal way.

 

In order to remove lime spots on Cimstone surfaces with no effect materials, lime dissolvent (e.g. Marc by Reckitt Benckiser) can directly be applied on the spots. Surface should be rinsed with water after treatment. It is strictly recommended to call Cimstone technical application department or sales offices before doing any cleaning to remove residues of lime on Cimstone products with effect materials like seashells.

 

Polishing

 

Cimstone gloss is attributable to the natural sheen of quartz. It does not require additional polishing. A neutral detergent soluble in water is enough for cleaning and there is no need for polishing. Thus, Cimstone provides a considerable cost reduction in cleaning.

 

Heat Resistance

 

Cimstone can tolerate moderately hot temperatures for brief periods of time without warping, discoloring, cracking or being damaged. This makes Cimstone and ideal surface for kitchens because an accidentally misplaced hot pot will not ruin the countertop. However, take care to avoid direct contact for a long time with very hot pots.

 

Tough but not Indestructible

 

As with any surface, Cimstone can be permanently damaged by exposure to strong chemicals and solvents that undermine its physical properties. Do not use products that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, such as paint removers and strippers. Avoid any highly aggressive cleaning agents like oven/grill cleaners and dishwasher agents that have high alkaline/PH levels. Caution must be taken when using Drano, Liquid Plummer and floor stripers. Products containing oils or powders may leave a residue and should be rinsed off thoroughly.

 

Cleansers containing materials like pine oil, if left on the surface for a long period of time, may form a permanent dingy layer. Also, cleaning products containing hard scouring granules should never be used for the stubborn stains. Instead, gel or liquid cleaning products must be preferred.

 

Cleansers with high levels of acids or alkalis (e.g. hydrochloric acid), if not well rinsed with water after treatment, may affect Cimstone within time. Cleaning agents (general cleaning products sold on the market) with either a neutral or an almost neutral Ph balance should be preferred. Alkali products containing active hydroxide, products containing caustic, acidic products that are intensive enough to affect grouts should not be used. Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse immediately with water to neutralize the effect.

 

 
 
 

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