Looking after Gemini Quartz and maintaining its stunning appearance and characteristics is remarkably easy. Gemini Quartz will never need treating with any sealants or wax and with proper care and maintenance, your worktop can, and will last a lifetime.
Follow these basic Quartz Worktops Care & Maintenance guidelines to keep the appearance of your work surface in perfect condition and avoid any damaging effects.
It is highly recommended that you remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning up spillages of common household items such as tea, coffee, wine, vinegar, fruit juice, cooking sauces etc. It is far easier to clean up these spills when they happen, before they become dried in and stubborn. To clean, use a damp cloth, and if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive liquid cleaner.
For more stubborn items use a household cream cleaner with a non-abrasive cleaning pad. Rinse thoroughly with water and dry with paper or cloth towels and for best results, wipe and dry in smooth circular motions with a lint free cloth.
Removal of Dried-in Spills
Some items harden as they dry and become more difficult to remove from your worktop 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 non-bleach, non-abrasive household cream cleaner. Rinse thoroughly and dry with paper or cloth towels.
Avoiding Oils, Chemicals, Dyes and Solvents
Avoid using stripping agents, grease removers, caustic soda or products that have a PH value above 10 on Gemini Quartz. Do not use solvents that contain dichloromethane, chloromethane or methylene chloride.
Oils, chemicals, dyes, and solvents can permanently damage your work surface. If you do spill any of these types of product on your work surface, blot up IMMEDIATELY and rinse with plenty of clean water,
repeating if necessary. Dry with paper or cloth towels and for best results wipe and dry in smooth circular motions with a lint free cloth.
Please note: Oils and dyes capable of staining can be found in common food items such as curries and popular take-away options. Therefore, please do not allow spillages from these types of products to remain on work surfaces for any prolonged amount of time.
Hot, Heavy & Sharp Objects
Whilst your work surface will withstand moderate degrees of heat we recommend the use of pan stands where possible. Do not place objects straight from a heat source, directly onto Gemini Quartz.
Never cut directly onto a work surface and avoid dropping, knocking or rubbing objects on the edges of Gemini Quartz.
Direct Sunlight Exposure
Avoid leaving your Gemini Quartz directly exposed to ultraviolet rays for any prolonged length of time as this can be responsible for fading the colour.
Gemini Quartz Care Kit
For Gemini Quartz we recommend the use of our care kit for regular cleaning of the worktop. A Care Kit is added as standard in each quote.
For further advice and assistance, please contact your retailer or one of our dedicated J. Rotherham sales team members.