Care & Maintenance
HanStone Quartz is easy to maintain. It is a non-porous material that is highly resistant to stain, scratches and heat. However, it is not stain, scratch, or heat proof. Follow the proper care and maintenance recommended by your professional HanStone Quartz distributor or installer to keep the HanStone Quartz surface beautiful for many years.
Simply clean Hanstone with soap and water on a regular basis to keep the lustrous gloss and radiant sheen. For routine cleaning, use warm water and a damp cloth with small amount of non-abrasive cleaner that does not contain bleach.
Although Hanstone is resistant to stain, spills should be cleaned as soon as possible. Liquid spill, fruits, vegetables, or other foods should be wiped up and cleaned with soap and water.
Hanstone is designed to be extremely resistant to heat and can withstand exposure to normal cooking environment for brief periods of time without being damaged. Although Hanstone is more resistant to heat compared to most surfacing materials in the market, all surfacing materials, including stone, can be damaged by extreme temperature changes, whether prolonged or sudden. Trivets and hot pads should be used when placing hot skillets, pans, or other heat generating appliances on the surface.
There are some chemicals that may damage Hanstone. Avoid exposing Hanstone to any strong chemicals and solvents. It is important to note some of these chemicals and solvents can be found in household items like paint removers, paint and stain strippers that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, nail polish removers, bleach, furniture cleaners, oil soaps, permanent markers or inks, and chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (Oven Cleaners, Drain Openers, etc.) Avoid using cleaning products that contain oils, powders or abrasives.
Chemicals to avoid:
- Oil soaps, bluing agents, dyes, stains, paint thinner or strippers.
- Solvents such as acetone, nail polish, lacquer thinner, or bleach (short-term exposure is acceptable for purpose of cleaning difficult stains-based on removing and rinsing applied area within 5 minutes).
- Chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene or methylene chloride
- Benzene, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone
- Concentrated acids such as hydrocyanic acid, hydrofluoric acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid
- Chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (PH > 10)
Removing difficult spills
For stubborn or dried spills, if routine cleaning procedures do not work, use nonabrasive cleaning pad along with common household cleaners like Formula 409 Glass® and Surface Cleaner or a comparable cleaning product. If gum, nail polish, paint, or other substances are accidentally allowed to adhere to the surface, they can be removed with the use of plastic scraper or putty knife to gently scrap off the substance and by following routine cleaning procedures.