No matter how much you care about something, it is sometimes simply destined to be shattered.
Accidents do happen - all the time! Ignorance and carelessness are never acceptable excuses in today's world. The same goes for the usage of any harmful materials on your engineered stone surfaces.
Your engineered stone may begin to exhibit indications of wear and tear over time, leading to a more serious scenario. It is also necessary to understand what causes contribute to such circumstances in order to prevent them from occurring.
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Increased understanding of how to care for your engineered stone may enable you to identify and prevent weak spots that may offer a risk to the surface. Engineered stone is largely non-porous and resistant to stains, heat, and scratches, but this does not imply it is indestructible — harmful materials will destroy it.
Stone Doctor Australia worked out the details by testing various cleaners, sponges, scourers, and staining agents, only to discover that these cleaning instruments had the potential to harm the surface. The more you learn, the better off you will be.
The harmful materials that you should be aware of are listed below.
Products Made from Chemicals & Abrasives
- Cleaning the engineered stone surface using harmful materials, such as chemical solutions containing cleaning acids, harsh solvents, strong alkaline solutions, etc.. can result in damages to the stone surface. Some times they are permanent and irreversible which is truly unfortunate.
- Use appropriate approved cleaning products to maintain the stone surface.
- Do not use abrasive scouring pads to remove deep ingrained stains. Abrasive cleaners and scouring pads will result in damages to the original factory finish.
Objects with Sharp Points
- Knives are a handy item to have around the house. However, this is one of the potential harmful materials that we must avoid while cutting directly on the engineered stone surface.
- Repeated use of sharp things, such as knives, in the same location on an engineered stone bench top may dull your blades and wear down the polish finish. It is advised that cutting boards be used.
Objects with Excessive Weight
- Engineered stone is recognized to be a robust and solid material, however it should not be subjected to excessive weight because this might cause the engineered stone to crack.
- Protect the stone surface from weight and harmful materials.
Objects Exposed to High Temperatures
- Engineered stone can withstand and sustain slightly heated temperatures for limited periods of time.
- However, continuous contact with high-temperature pans, pots, trays, and electric cooking equipment can permanently harm the surface.
Understanding risk is a key consideration.
Every stone surface material has its own restrictions, whether it is natural or man-made, expensive or inexpensive, common or uncommon.
It is critical to double-check and inspect attentively whenever possible to avoid harmful materials coming into contact with your precious stone surfaces.
There is no such thing as a care-free or maintenance-free stone material.
Engineered quartz stone surfaces must be cared for in a way that is compatible with and appropriate for their qualities.
Appropriate stone cleaning and care products are required to enjoy the material for many years. The jinx is to learn what dangerous items should be avoided and to be familiar with the qualities of the stone.
Stone Doctor Australia has expert stone care technicians that specialise in all types stone surface repair and maintenance.
If you have any queries concerning potential harmful materials that might threaten your engineered stone surfaces, please contact our team of specialists right away! We are happy to provide you with comprehensive solutions.