Corian® Quartz Care and Maintenance
Since Corian® Quartz is made from one of nature’s hardest material, it is incredibly durable and virtually maintenance-free. Just follow the simple guidelines listed here to keep your Corian® Quartz surfaces looking a radiant as the day they were installed.
Corian® Quartz quartz surfaces are very easy to maintain. It keeps its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing, and because it is nonporous, Corian® Quartz does not require sealants or waxes.
- For routine cleaning, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.
- For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite®* scrub pad coupled with Formula 409® Glass & Surface Cleaner** or a comparable cleaning product.
- Avoid using cleansers that contain bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products.
*Scotch-Brite® is a registered trademark of the 3M Company.
** Formula 409® Glass & Surface Cleaner is a registered trademark of the Clorox Company.
- Corian® Quartz can withstand exposure to normal cooking temperatures from pots, pans and dishes without being damaged. To maintain the beauty of Corian® Quartz, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. DuPont recommends the use of trivets and hot pads.
- Corian® Quartz is scratch-resistant, not scratch-proof. Therefore, the use of a cutting board is recommended when using a knife.
- Even though Corian® Quartz resists permanent staining when exposed to fruits, vegetables, or liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda), wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible.
- Avoid exposing Corian® Quartz 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 Corian® Quartz.
- While casual exposure to alkaline materials will not damage Corian® Quartz, highly alkaline (high-pH) cleansers are not recommended.
- If any of the substances listed above come into contact with Corian® Quartz, rinse the exposed surface immediate and thoroughly with water.
Removing Difficult Spills
- Sometimes spills occur and dry on the countertop. For materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint), remove by gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife. Then clean as outlined in the Routine Care section.
- Permanent markers and inks may adhere to the surface and should be avoided. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, clean first as outlined in the Routine Care section. If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Greased Lightening™* or a comparable product and rub it into the stain. Let the cleaning agent sit for 15 minutes and wipe the surface clean with a cotton cloth. Rinse thoroughly to remove any cleaner residue.
*Greased Lightening is available through major department and hardware stores.