Cimstone quartz countertops are an ideal choice for both aesthetic and practical reasons. The fact that you can have your cimstone countertops manufactured to the pattern and colour of your choice, whilst enjoying the benefits of a material that is actually stronger and more durable than granite – and even more hygienic – make it the perfect choice for your kitchen surfaces. Nevertheless whilst cimstone countertops are incredibly strong, like any material cimstone is not indestructible; maintaining your surface appropriately is important if you want it to look good for life.
The nonporous structure of cimstone makes it resistant against stains, scratches and abrasions. Where granite and even quartz are susceptible to acids, alkalis, vinegar, wine, juices, tea and fizzy drinks, these do not pose such a problem for cimstone. Even so, if you do spill anything on the surface, you should be sure to wipe it away immediately.
Keep your cimstone quartz surfaces clean by using a damp cloth and some mild detergent. This will take no more than a few minutes and will ensure that your surfaces keep their sheen for life. Make sure that the detergent you use does not contain bleach, and steer clear from hard scouring materials. For dried spills such as food or drink use a spatula to gently scrape them away; then clean the surface as you would normally.
Avoid exposing surfaces to high heat temperatures. Always use a matt or trivet when placing hot items on the surface to guard against discolouration and cracking.