Care Guide

Natural Beauty that Lasts

Our exclusive Pietra Quartz collection brings you the world’s finest engineered quartz in a variety of contemporary hues and designs evoking the beauty of natural marble but with the hardness and durability of Quartz. Both beautiful and durable, it’s the perfect choice for countertops and other surfaces.

Simply clean with warm water and mild cleaning agent as needed – no sealing or polishing required. Your countertop will always look as good as the day it was installed. We guarantee it.

Features:

• Easy to Clean
• Stain Resistant
• Mold & Mildew Resistant
• Color Consistent
• Limited Lifetime Warranty

DAILY CARE

Pietra Quartz requires very little maintenance. Simply wipe your surface with soap or mild detergent and warm water on a regular basis to maintain its beauty and shine. Any pH balanced, general-purpose household cleaner like Dawn® Dish Soap or Windex® may be used.

STAIN REMOVAL

Pietra Quartz is a virtually care-free surface, but spills do happen and excessive abuse can harm its finish. It is best to address stains and spills as quickly as possible.

GREASE STAINS

Apply a small amount of common house-hold cleaner like Formula 409® or Windex to the stain and rub with a non-scratch scouring pad like Scotch-Brite. Rinse with warm water and dry.

LIME SCALE AND HARD WATER STAINS

Apply a paste made from equal parts baking soda and white vinegar. Let it sit on the surface for 10-20 minutes, then remove with cold water using a non-scratch scouring pad or sponge. Repeat this process until build-up is removed.

DIFFICULT STAINS

For wine, coffee, food, makeup and other difficult stains spray with a common house-hold cleaner like Formula 409 or Windex and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes. Then gently scrub with a non-scratch scouring pad and rinse thoroughly with water. Wipe dry.

Difficult stains may be treated with one of the cleaners listed below. Soak a paper towel or cloth with the cleaner and allow to sit on stain for up to 10 minutes. Scrub with non-scratch pad and rinse thoroughly.

• Rubbing Alcohol
• Ammonia
• Mineral Spirits
• Vinegar
• Formula 409
• Windex

Caution should be exercised in the handling and storage of any of these chemicals. Please follow manufacturers’ guidelines.

ADHERED MATERIAL

To remove adhered material such as food, gum, or nail polish, first scrape away the excess material with a plastic putty knife and then clean the surface with a damp cloth to remove any marks left behind and any residue.

LOSS OF SHEEN

Loss of sheen may be due to the use of products such as waxes, sprays or sealants. To restore your countertop’s sheen, use a multi-purpose furniture spray that is suitable for countertops.

EXTREME HEAT

All stone surfaces can be damaged by sudden and extreme temperature changes, especially near the edges. For this reason, we recommend using a trivet or a hot pad to protect your Pietra Quartz surface from extreme heat.

CHEMICALS TO AVOID

Avoid exposing your quartz surface to strong chemicals and solvents such as:

• Nail Polish Remover
• Permanent Markers or Inks
• Oil Soaps
• Furniture Cleaners
• Paint Strippers
• High Alkaline/PH Level Chemicals, such as oven cleaners
• Water Repellents or Sealants
• Bleach or Solvents Precautions Repetitive use of abrasive scrubs and cleaners may dull Pietra Quartz’ finish.

Pietra Quartz is not suitable for outdoor applications.

Visit us online at PietraQuartz.com or contact a showroom near you. For more information about our warranty.