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Maintenance and Cleaning

Klondike Quartz Cleaning Instructions

Klondike™ 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 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 Klondike™ 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.

What Not To Use

If any of the substances mentioned below come into contact with Klondike™ surfaces, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water.

No Wax or Polish Necessary

Because it is non-porous, Klondike™ quartz surface does not require sealants or waxes. Klondike™ 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 Klondike™ quartz surfaces. Highly alkaline (high pH) cleaners, such as oven cleaners and concentrated bleach, are not recommended.

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.

Keep Solvents and Powerful Chemicals Off the Counter

Avoid exposing Klondike™ quartz surfaces to strong chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from your Klondike™ quartz countertops.

Heat Damage Prevention

To maintain the beauty of Klondike™ quartz surfaces, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. 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.

Klondike Granite Cleaning Instructions

Klondike™ Granite is a low maintenance surface that is not easily damaged. You countertop comes sealed with a warrantied 25 year sealer at installation. Following a few simple instructions will protect this sealer and keep your countertop looking like new for many years to come.

Soaps

Use glass cleaner 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 Klondike™ Granite 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 thermal shock damage.

What Not To Use

If any of the substances mentioned below come into contact with Klondike™ Granite surfaces, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water.

No Wax or Polish Necessary

Because it sealed after installation,  Klondike™ Granite surfaces does not require any additional sealants or waxes. Your countertop should keep its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing or applying sealant for 25 years.

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 Klondike™ Granite surfaces. Highly alkaline (high pH) cleaners, such as oven cleaners and concentrated bleach, are not recommended.

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.

Keep Solvents and Powerful Chemicals Off the Counter

Avoid exposing Klondike™ Granite surfaces to strong chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from your Klondike™ Granite countertops.

Heat Damage Prevention

To maintain the beauty of Klondike™ Granite surfaces, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. 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.