Advantages of Pompeii Quartz Products:
• Resistant to heat, staining, cracking, chipping, scratching and abrasion
• Resistant to chemicals and acids
• Resistant to molds, mildew and bacteria
• Dense with minimal absorption
• Simple to clean with soap and water
• Limited 15-year Residential Warranty.
CLEANING STUBBORN STAINS
For stubborn spills and stains, instead of a mild detergent, apply a mild, non-abrasive household cleanser with a neutral pH (between 6 and 8) to a damp soft cloth or nonabrasive sponge, then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Note: It is possible that some of the stubborn stains may leave a light mark or very slight discoloration on the surface. Before trying a more powerful cleaning agent, please test on a small, less conspicuous area of the surface. If there is no negative reaction then proceed to clean the affected area. The same testing should be applied for a cleaning agent which has been kept for a long time without using.
For food, chewing gum, nail polish, paint or any foreign matters that are strongly adhered to any Pompeii Quartz Surfaces, simply scrape them away with a sharp blade or sharp plastic scraper. If a metal blade is used in scraping, it may leave grey marks on the surface which an ordinary scouring pad will easily remove. Wash and rinse the surface with clean water.
RESISTANCE TO SCRATCH
With a score of seven on the Mohs Hardness Scale, Pompeii Quartz Surfaces are highly resistant to scratching. To keep the surfaces in immaculate condition for years, always use a cutting board for food preparation. Never cut directly on a countertop surface.
RESISTANCE TO HEAT
Pompeii Quartz Surfaces are designed and manufactured to withstand moderate heat and the product is not heat proof. Thermal shock resistance increases with the thickness of Pompeii Quartz Surfaces. A slab with the thickness of 30 mm/1.18 inches is more resistant than a 12 mm/0.5 inch slab. Like any composite material, Pompeii Quartz Surfaces may be damaged by a sudden or protracted exposure to high temperatures, mainly at the edges and cutouts, resulting in cracks. To prevent thermal shock, discoloration or other damages, it is necessary to use insulating pads when placing hot objects on the surface. Do not expose the surface to open flames and avoid prolonged contact with very hot cooking appliances. We always recommend using a hot pad or trivet when using cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots or roaster ovens.
RESISTANCE TO IMPACT
One of the characteristics that makes these surfaces stand out is their high impact resistance. However, users are recommended to avoid standing or putting excess weight on the surface, especially areas that due to fabrication, may be slightly weaker (pointed corners, fine edges, etc).
MAINTENANCE FOR SPECIAL FINISHES
Surfaces in special finishes (including honed and brushed finishes) require additional daily maintenance and care compared to polished surfaces. The area exposed on a special finish is more than that of the polished surface; hence any dirt, markings and scratches will be more obvious on a special finish surface. These markings can be removed by using non abrasive cleaning products.
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