Verona Showers Stone Care and Cleaning
Verona Showers engineered stone care and cleaning varies based on the material used. As the cleaning product recommendation may change from time to time, we recommend to visit each manufacturer’s web site for cleaning and maintenance instruction.
For Silestone Quartz with a polished finish, we recommend you use a mild household cleaner, such as 409®, Fantastik®, Lysol®, or Windex®. In case of stubborn spills or stains, soak the area for up to 10 minutes with one of the above cleaners and vigorously wipe away with a non scratch Scotch Brite® pad.
The natural quartz in Silestone makes it the toughest interior surface available on the market. It resists scratching, staining and scorching better than any other natural stone or solid surface. Do avoid excessive force or pressure because that may mar or chip the surface. Don’t worry about spills from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup, and many other common household products; just avoid harsh chemicals. And don’t worry about dropping a lit match onto your Silestone countertop; it won’t scorch. But, use trivets when placing any hot items to avoid thermal shock.
Thanks to the characteristics of the production process the surface of FMG material is waterproof (the water absorption is minimum). Therefore the dirt cannot penetrate but it is necessary to remove it from the surface.
Clean Slim Slab walls and floors with clean lukewarm water, adding detergents such as Emulsio Ceramica, Lysoform Casa, Aiax or Fila Cleaner diluted according to their instructions and using microfibre cloths. On a textured surface the use of a rough cloth is recommended. No special treatments are necessary
Dekton requires very little maintenance. Simply wipe your Dekton surface by using a non-abrasive sponge with soap and warm water on a regular basis to maintain its beauty and shine for years to come. In addition, any pH balanced general-purpose cleaner may be used. (e.g. Pot and Pan Soap, Dish Soap, Windex®) Difficult Spills To remove difficult spills, wipe the surface with Pot and Pan Soap and scrub with a Scotch Brite pad and rinse with warm water. For stains that harden as they dry, such as food, gum, nail polish, and paint, remove by gently scraping off of surface (using a blade or putty knife /putty remover), and then clean using warm water and soap. Gray marks leſt by the razor, can be wiped away with soap and water or glass cooktop cleaner. Dekton’s advanced technology makes its surface extremely resistant to damaging chemicals. Difficult spots may be treated with one of the cleaners listed below. Allow the cleaner to sit for up to 10 minutes. Scrub and rinse thoroughly. For stubborn stains see below — For Wine, Coffee, Food stains, Fruit juice. Use common alkaline detergents or oxidants such as including Dish soap, Formula 409, Windex, Diluted Bleach and water . For Wax, Shoe polish, Rubber marks, Dyes, Markers , Inks, Adhesives. The following solvents can be used Lacquer Thinner, Acetone, Rubbing Alcohol , Mineral spirits. For Rust, Lime scale, Cement/ plaster residue. Use Acidic based cleaners including Vinegar and water or other over the counter acidic based cleaners like CLR. For Tar, Nicotine. Use Solvents or oxidants. For smears, residue or films. Apply Weiman glass cooktop cleaner or Magic glass cooktop cleaner and wipe clean with a generous amount of water with clean rags. The use of a squeegee may also ease the cleaning process.
NEOLITH doesn’t need any special care and is very easy to keep clean. General cleaning involves washing with water or a diluted, household detergent such as dishwashing liquid, which is enough to restore the surface to its original condition. Occasionally, deeper cleaning might be needed especially straight after installation when cement may be left on the surface. Any remaining cement can be removed by washing with warm water or very diluted acidic solutions (diluted vinegar).
Be careful when choosing the cleaning agent to use, as in the majority of cases damage to the surface is caused by using cleaning products that are too strong (high concentrations, hydrochloric acid, etc.). Sometimes using products that are unsuitable for the type of surface, such as cleaning agents with abrasive particles, can alter the appearance of the surface.
Never use an acidic cleaner on NEOLITH when it has just been laid, because the acid could react with the cement glue, and even damage the joints. It is a good idea to soak the surface with clean water before treating it with any type of chemical.
Rinse the surface immediately after the treatment to remove any remaining chemicals. Occasionally, NEOLITH can retain stains from different products that are spilled or come into contact with the surface. Some products cannot be removed in the usual way and need specific cleaning procedures that depend on the type of cladding and kind of stain.