Maintenance

Shoreline Quartz is an extremely low maintenance surface that is not easily damaged. Following a few simple instructions will keep your countertop looking like new for many years to come.

  • Soaps – Use glass cleaner or any mild non- bleach cleaners for routine daily cleaning. If you use soaps, be sure to rinse thoroughly. Prolonged use of soap-based cleaners can cause a film to build up on the surface of your counter and cause it to appear dull.
  • Scrubbing – For stubborn spots, use a soft cloth or a non-scratch scrub pad, and a mild non-abrasive cleanser, with a neutral PH.
  • Dried Residue – For dried residue, a flat object such as a plastic putty knife can be used to gently scrape off the foreign material.
  • Trivets – Although Shoreline Quartz is extremely scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. You should never cut or chop directly on your countertop. Always use a cutting board.
  • Hot Pads – Always use a hot pad or trivet when setting down hot objects, such as hot pans or plates. Direct contact with extremely high heat can cause damage.
  • Removing Cooking Grease – When grease from cooking is an issue, use Greased Lightning, or a comparable degreasing product, to help loosen and remove the grease from the surface. Follow the cleaner manufacturer’s instructions for use.
  • Permanent Markers – Keep permanent markers and inks away from your countertops. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, clean first as outlined above in routine care. If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Goo Gone®, or a comparable product, and rub it into the stain. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any cleaner residue.
  • Heat Damage Prevention – To maintain the beauty of your ShorelineQuartz surfaces, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. The use of trivets and hot pads is recommended.
  • Dealing with More Difficult Spills and Materials – Materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint) are especially tenacious. Remove these by gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife.
  • No Wax or Polish Necessary – Because it is non-porous, Shoreline Quartz surface does not require sealants or waxes. Shoreline keeps its lustrous, gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing or applying sealant.
  • Do Not Use Bleach – Avoid using cleaners that contain bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products.
  • Avoid High-pH Cleaners – Casual exposure to alkaline solutions, such as diluted bleach, will not damage Shoreline Quartz surfaces. Highly alkaline (high pH) cleaners, such as oven cleaners and concentrated bleach, are not recommended.