The Consentino Group is an internationally renowned and registered Spanish company focused on producing and distributing innovative and sustainable surfaces in the field of design and architecture; one of them: is the Silestone slabs which are mainly made up of quartz and polyester and are among the most resistant and easy to clean off the market.
It is commonly found in various home areas, stores, hotels, and even restaurants. And while when it comes to floors or wall coverings, a quick wipe with hot water and soap is all that’s needed, it’s not the same story for kitchen and bathroom countertops easy cleaning with hot water and soap is sufficient; it’s not the same story for kitchen and bathroom countertops. If you want to learn how to clean Silestone correctly so as not to spoil it by accident, I want you to know that you are not alone, I also had my doubts, Read on and learn how to do it to combat dirt and difficult stains of this elegant and beautiful material.
How to clean Silestone in the kitchen
Although Silestone quartz is a hygienic surface, resistant to scratches, strong impacts, and frequent acids The kitchen is minimally porous (does not absorb liquids), has a good hardness and is easier to maintain than other materials, for example, marble or granite avoid chemicals with a pH greater than 12 (very alkaline), bleach, ammonia, acetone, acetone hydrofluoric acid or caustic soda.
Another precaution to be taken when cleaning Silestone and keeping it in good condition is not to use liquids with wax, sealers, or polishersThe final result will be an artificial appearance that, in the long term, leaves lime-like residues, changes the tone of the surface and deteriorates it.
- Remove surface dirt such as dust and food residues with a damp cloth. Similarly, remove any electrical appliances or objects on the surface that hinder the cleaning process.
- Once this is done, create a solution with hot water and liquid detergent of your choice. Soak a cloth with it and rub the countertop, wall, floor, or the area in question, paying special attention to the dirtiest and stained areas.
- Rinse with another cloth dampened with water and remove all soap residues.
- Wipe dry with a clean cloth or allow to air dry.
How to remove stains on Silestone?
If despite following the steps to the letter, you still notice complicated stains of lime, rust, wine, or burns that refuse to come out, it is time to apply other techniques to battle them and eliminate them.
- In the case of lime stains, clean with anti-limescale products suitable for the material, rub with the green part of a scouring pad, leave for 15 minutes and remove the product with a clean cloth. These limescale-removing liquids are available in supermarket chains such as Mercadona, Lidl, and similar.
- In case you fight with metal, grease, and wine stains, the manufacturer recommends acting with q-action, the Silestone countertop cleaner par excellence, capable of removing marks without dulling the shine, on the contrary, it enhances it after cleaning with it.
- For rust stains, use this same product, but rub with a white stone for best results.
Do not forget to place a table or tablecloth to support hot objects, either a pot of coffee just removed from the fire or a pan with a hot omelet. Remember that prevention is the best way to avoid being surprised one day by a deteriorated and dull Silestone countertop.
The benefits of Silestone countertops.
Looking for a durable, low-maintenance countertop material? Silestone may be the perfect choice for you! This artificial quartz surface is available in a wide range of colors and patterns and is heat and scratch-resistant.
Variety of colors and patterns.
Silestone comes in a wide range of colors and designs, making it easy to find the perfect match for your kitchen or bathroom. You can choose from solid colors, marbled patterns, or granite-inspired designs. Various finishes are also available, including matte, polished and textured finishes.
Silestone is heat and scratch-resistant.
As mentioned above, Silestone countertops are made from natural quartz, which makes them incredibly tough and durable. In addition to being scratch resistant, Silestone countertops are heat resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes them ideal for use in the kitchen, as they can withstand hot pots and pans without damage.