Due to Caesarstone’s high density and non-porous qualities, normal cleaning with a damp cloth and mild detergent is all you need to keep your Caesarstone surface looking great. Thoroughly rinse off the soap/mild detergent with water after use and dry with soft cloth or paper towel. We recommend a thorough cleaning of your Caesarstone surface on a weekly basis.
Stubborn Stains or Dried Spills
If needed, apply common,non-abrasive household cleaners such as Soft Scrub Liquid Gel with Bleach, directly on a damp cloth or sponge and wipe the surface, rinsing thoroughly after cleaning. To avoid dulling the surface’s shine, make sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner, and rinse off any cleaner with water and dry with soft cloth or paper towel. To remove adhered material such as food, gum or nail polish, first carefully scrape away the excess material with a plastic putty knife and then clean the surface with a damp cloth to remove any marks left behind and any residual dirt. Also, do not use any abrasive pads to clean tougher dirt as abrasives can damage the finish/sheen of your countertops.
Please note that HONED, TEXTURED and MOTIVO finishes require more cleaning than our polished finishes. Since there is more exposed surface area with honed finishes, metal marks, finger prints and other signs of daily living will show on honed material. Most of these marks can be easily removed with little effort and cleaning products such as Soft Scrub Liquid Gel.
Are There any Chemicals or Cleaners to Avoid Using?
We recommend using cleaning products between pH 5-8, as products outside this range may damage the surface. Avoid exposing Caesarstone to chemicals with pH levels outside this range, such as oven grill cleaners, floor strippers, paint removers/strippers, toilet bowl cleaners, oil soaps, tarnish removers, furniture cleaners, drain products, battery acid, dishwasher detergent, etc. Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any potentially damaging products, rinse immediately with water to neutralize the effect.
How Does Caesarstone Withstand Heat?
Caesarstone is structurally more heat resistant in comparison to other stones, including granite. However, any stone material can potentially be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes, especially near the edges. Therefore, using inexpensive and readily available hot pads or trivets is always recommended, especially when using cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens. Do not put hot cookware directly on the Caesarstone surface.
How Durable is Caesarstone?
Tough, yes – Indestructable, No –Caesarstone is resistant to cracks, scratches and stains. However, like most materials, excessive force and/or pressure from objects can damage the surface. As with any surface, Caesarstone can be permanently damaged by exposure to strong chemicals and solvents.
Caesarstone surfaces are highly scratch resistant; however, avoid using sharp objects such as sharp knives or screwdrivers directly on the surface. The use of a cutting board is always recommended.