Quartz is the 2 most abundant mineral in the world continental crust, after feldspar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between 2 tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2. There are so many different varieties of quartz, which are semi-precious gemstones. Especially in Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been since antiquity the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewelry and hardstone carvings. The word “quartz” is derived from the German word “quarz” and its Middle High German ancestor “twarc”, which probably originated in Slavic (cf. Czech tvrdy (“hard”), Polish twardy (“hard”)).
Quartz surfaces is very easy to keep clean and maintain. You can clean the quartz by the help of a dry cloth to remove the dirt.
Few Instructions are given below for cleaning of your worktops.
- For Quartz worktops with a polished finish, we suggest that you can use a mild household cleaner. They are:
- 409®, Fantastik®
- In the case of spills or stains, soak the area for up to 9 minutes with one of the above cleaners and vigorously wipe away with a non-scratch pad.
- The DJ quartz in having a toughest interior surface so that it will resists scratching, staining and scorching better than any other natural stone or solid surface do. Please avoid excessive force or pressure because that may occur chip on the surface. Do not think about spills from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup, and other harmful household products ; just avoid harsh chemicals. But be careful about heat use underlines when placing any hot items to avoid heat or thermal shock on the quartz
- Worktop stone by DJ Building construction Ltd – Care and maintains guidelines Spilled liquids and/ or food must be removed and clear from the surface as quickly as possible. Especially coffee and tea which create stains that are harder to remove due to their strong/ aggressive colouring properties and also when these products are left on the stone surface for a longer period and dry-out.
- Stains that are hard to remove with just clear water and sponge can mostly be removed with a soft sponge (for NON- POLISHED surfaces, VIM can also be used). Rub well and rinse afterwards with clear warm water.
- Products which harder after drying (Chewing gum, mustard, grease..) must be first removed as much as possible with a bold plastic scraper. After this, clean with a mixture of vinegar and water.
- Never put hot pots, pans.. directly on the stone surface.
- Never use bleach or products based on ammonia, products with a pH- Value higher than 10 or strong solvents on a surface. Certain effective chemicals, such as oven cleaners, can result in permanent damage of the surface. never use products that contain Trithloorethane or methyl chlorides such as paint removes or strippers.
- Avoid contact with marking or printing inks.
- Always use a chopping board when cutting vegetables …, to avoid metal marks on worktops. Metalmarks can be removed with Cif cream and soft sponge Look out for abrasive products – strongly scratching components on the polished surface. Only use soft sponge no steel wool.
- Due to the great hardness of this material a certain impacted can cause a small pit on the surface. This can be repaired with the special repair kit for the kitchen worktops in compound material/quartz surface
- Never use colour enforcing products or multiples layers of impregnation products on quartz surfaces. A film will be created that is hard to remove. Never use waxes, oils, greasy soups, or shine improving products as film will be created After cleaning always rinse wall with clear water
- Direct sunlight (UV-rays) can alter the colour of worktops so never install quartz outside it is not a problem to install behind the window since glass is sufficient UV filter
REMOVING OF STAINS AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE.
Lots of stains on quartz compound stone materials are stains on top of the surface Such stains can mostly be will remove with window spry or Cif cream (white or natural). On polished surfaces and surfaces with limited absorption, it is not recommended to maintain with greasy products