With proper care and maintenance, your Granite hearth can and will last a lifetime. Follow these basic guidelines to keep the appearance of your granite in perfect condition and avoid any damaging effects.
Before cleaning your J. Rotherham granite product, it is very important to ensure that you have the correct cleaning products available. We recommend the use of a damp cloth and where necessary a non-bleach, non-abrasive liquid cleaner.
Avoid using stripping agents, grease removers, caustic soda or products that have a PH value above 10 on Granite. Also avoid solvents that contain dichloromethane, choromethane or methylene chloride.
Exercise great care when using vinegar based cleaner on your Granite product. Whilst these products are appropriate for use on granite, they are strictly not to be used on your limestone fireplace. Vinegar based products can permanently damage the limestone, due to their acidic base.
We recommend never to stand glasses or mugs containing common household items such as tea, coffee, wine, vinegar, fruit juice etc on your granite hearth. If spillages do occur it’s easier to clean them when they happen than when they dry. Use a damp cloth and, if necessary, a small amount of liquid cleaner. For best results, wipe and dry in smooth circular motions with a lint free cloth.
Oils, chemicals, dyes, and solvents can permanently damage your worksurface. If you do spill any of these types of product on your worksurface, blot up immediately.
Please note that oils and dyes capable of staining can also be found in common food items- for example Chinese or Indian take-aways. Therefore, we recommend keeping food items away from your granite hearth. If spillages occur, do not allow spillages from these types of products to remain on worksurfaces for any prolonged amount of time.
Some items harden as they dry and become more difficult to remove from your granite surface. To tackle these kind of spillages, firstly remove any excess with a blunt plastic scraper, then clean the surface with a damp cloth and if necessary a small amount of liquid cleaner.
When cleaning the granite with any cleaning product, ensure that you thoroughly rinse with water and dry with paper or cloth towels.