Care & Maintenance

1. PREVENTING DAMAGE

In most cases, Staron Solid Surfaces can be repaired with ease if accidentally damaged. However, be sure to follow these guidelines to prevent any damage to Staron.

HEAT DAMAGE: Solid surfaces as well as being tactile and looking stunning offer many benefits over other surfaces. They are easy to keep clean as they are non-porous, stain resistant, durable and renewable. With the surface colour continuing through the depth of the material and the unique way in which it is fabricated ensures that joints are seamless if not invisible and bowls and sinks flow into the worktop. The colour palette is vast and every project is different but all with the same stunning results.

OTHER DAMAGE: Avoid exposing Staron Solid Surfaces to strong chemicals such as paint removers and oven cleaners. Surfaces exposed to these chemicals should be promptly flushed with water. Prolonged contact will cause spots that may require extensive repairs.

Do not cut directly on a Staron Solid Surfaces surface; always use a cutting board
Run cold water when pouring boiling water into sinks
Remove nail polish with a non-acetone-based nail polish remover and flush with water

NOTE: Any of the above can affect the surface finish and color. Dark colors may require more maintenance. Staron's solid composition makes it easy to maintain because it is homogenous. The surface can be restored to its original sheen by removing stains and scratches with a detergent. Periodic maintenance is recommended to retain surface quality and appearance.

2. CLEANING SURFACES AND SINK & BOWL

Occasionally clean the surface with soap, water and an ammonia-based cleanser using a sponge or damp cloth. Towel dry.

TO REMOVE SEVERE AND DIFFICULT STAINS:

DULL FINISH: Use an abrasive cleanser and a green Scotch-Brite (registered trademark of the 3M company) pad. Rub in a circular motion.

SEMI-GLOSS FINISH: Use Soft Scrub cleanser, diluted with bleach and a white Scotch-Brite pad. Rub in a circular motion.

HIGH-GLOSS FINISH: Follow the procedure for semi-gloss, but use a sponge instead of a Scotch-Brite pad, or use a white polishing compound in a circular motion.

SEMIGLOSS FINISH: Use Soft Scrub cleanser, diluted with bleach and a white Scotch-Brite pad. Rub in a circular motion.

  • Contaminants that can be cleaned with water:
  • Alkaline Solutions
  • Coffee
  • Fruit Juice
  • Household Soap
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Milk
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Olive Oil
  • Shoe Polishv
  • Soy Sauce
  • Synthetic Detergents
  • Tea
  • Vinegar
  • Water-soluble Ink
  • Contaminants that can be cleaned with a household cleaner:
  • Cosmetics
  • Crayon
  • Eye Shadow
  • Hair Dye
  • Iodide Solution
  • Ketchup
  • Oleaginous Ink
  • Substances that can damage the surface of Staron: Industrial chemicals such as strong acids, ketones and solvenated chlorine.

3. DISINFECTING SURFACES AND SINK & BOWL

Wipe occasionally with diluted household bleach (water: bleach solution in 1:1 ratio).

4. REMOVING CUTS AND SCRATCHES

When Staron Solid Surfaces are scratched or cut, repairs should be based on the following recommendations. Staron Solid Surfaces highly recommend that extensive repairs should be performed by Certified Staron Solid Surfaces fabricators.

DULL FINISH: Sand with 180 grit (120 micron) or 220 grit (60 micron) fine sandpaper until the cut and scratch is removed. Restore finish with soap and water, and a green Scotch Brite pad to match the finish of the adjacent surface.

SEMI-GLOSS FINISH: Sand with 400 grit (30 micron) sandpaper, and restore finish with a nonabrasive cleanser and a white Scotch-Brite pad.

HIGH-GLOSS FINISH: Sand with 400 grit (30 micron) or 600 grit (20 micron) sandpaper, and buff with a polishing compound and a low-speed (1500-2000 rpm) polisher using a wool pad. Finish with wax.

All of the above sanding and polishing should be done in a circular motion.
For Technical assistance and professional polishing at Chennai and Tamil nadu region mail to goldstone@indiamail.com


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