Looking after Gemini Quartz/Aurea Stone and maintaining its stunning appearance and characteristics is remarkably easy. Gemini Quartz/Aurea Stone 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 simple guidelines in order to keep the appearance of your worksurface 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 dry and become stubborn.
To clean, use a damp cloth and if necessary, a small amount of J. Rotherham worksurface cleaner. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove any residue and dry immediately with paper or cloth towels. For best results, buff in smooth circular motions with a lint-free microfibre cloth.
Do not use multi surface polishes on the worksurface as these will affect the appearance of the surface.
Any water spillages should be wiped up and dried immediately with paper or cloth towels to prevent a build-up of limescale on the worksurface.
Removal of Dried Spillages and Limescale
Some items harden as they dry and become more difficult to remove from your worksurface.
For more stubborn stains, apply Barkeepers Friend cream cleaner with a non-abrasive, non-metallic, white top cleaning sponge. Do not use any scouring pads that may scratch or dull the surface.
Rinse thoroughly with water to remove any residue and dry immediately with paper or cloth towels. For best results, buff in smooth circular motions with a lint-free microfibre cloth.
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®/Aurea Stone
Do not use solvents that contain methylene chloride, dichloromethane or chloromethane. 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 thoroughly with water to remove any residue.
Dry immediately with paper or cloth towels. For best results buff in smooth circular motions with a lint-free microfibre cloth.
Oils and dyes capable of staining can be found in common food items. Therefore, please do not allow spillages from these types of products to remain on work surfaces for any amount of time and clean up immediately using the instructions above.
Whilst your worksurface has a heat resistance, it is not heat proof. To avoid thermal impact damage, you should not place heated items directly on to the worktop. Heat trivets must be used when placing hot pans or similar items onto the surface.
Heavy and Sharp objects
Do not stand, sit or place heavy objects onto the surface and avoid dropping or knocking objects that can cause impact to the surface or edge of your worktop.
Never cut directly onto a surface and always utilise a chopping board when preparing food.
A Gemini Quartz® care kit must be used for day to day cleaning and maintenance of the worktop.
A courtesy care kit is provided on installation, however further care kits are available to order below.