Caring for Your Stone Countertops
- Clean your counters regularly with mild soap and water. For best results, use a cleaner made specifically for quartz or natural stone and marble countertops. Keystone recommends Stonetech® Revitalizer® Cleaner and Protector.
- After cleaning your countertops, always dry your surface with a clean, soft cloth to remove watermarks and eliminate any buildup.
- Avoid harsh cleaners with abrasives that may scratch your surface, and those with acidic ingredients—like lemon and vinegar—that dull its sheen. Also avoid glass cleaners which may leave a waxy buildup on your countertops.
- Remove spills immediately—blot with paper towel, as wiping or rubbing will spread the mess. Flush area with mild soap and water, rinse several times, and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
- Use coasters or napkins under beverages, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices.
- Use hot pads or trivets. Natural and engineered stones are innately heat resistant—however, heat can eventually break down the sealers and surface resins.
- Avoid using your countertop as a cutting board. Not only can it leave scratches on your surface over time, but it also dulls and ruins your knives.
Keystone’s engineered countertops are non-porous and stain resistant, so they do not require any sealing. If you have selected a natural stone, like marble or granite, it is by nature porous. Keystone provides a sealer for your countertops to improve the life of your stone. We use STONETECH® Bulletproof® Sealer. If water no longer beads on your countertop, we recommend that you have it professionally resealed.
- Remove any loose debris.
- Blot spills; wiping the area will spread the spill.
- Flush the area with plain water and mild soap, and rinse several times.
- Dry the area thoroughly with a soft cloth.
- Repeat as necessary.
- If the stain persists or for problems that appear too difficult to treat, call your stone care professional, installer, or restoration specialist.