CLEANING & PROTECTION

  

WAX. Flitz Granite Wax+ (800-558-8611) is recommended to help protect the countertop from everyday scratches.  Apply as necessary according to how much you use your counters.

 

GENERAL CLEANING. Use soapy water or quality non-aerosol window cleaner, rinse and wipe completely dry with a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge.

  

PREVENT HARD WATER MARKS. Rinse and wipe completely dry after cleaning;  clean up spills before they dry using a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge.

  

REMOVING HARD WATER MARKS. Use a non-aerosol cleaner formulated for removing hard water marks or a mixture of vinegar and water.  Rinse and wipe dry within a few minutes after applying using a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge.

  

DIFFICULT RESIDUE.  Use warm water and a non abrasive sponge.  Wipe dry using a soft cloth or non-abrasive sponge.

  

DISINFECTING. Occasionally, wipe surface with diluted non-bleach disinfectant.  Rinse counter thoroughly with water and wipe completely dry with soft cloth.

  

HEAT DAMAGE PREVENTION

  

AVOID DIRECT HEAT CONTACT. DO NOT PLACE HOT POTS, PANS, ETC., DIRECTLY ON THE COUNTERTOP SURFACE.  Countertops SHOULD NOT be exposed to direct heat exchange.  TotalCrete countertops scorch resistance has been tested to 400°F for oven pans and can tolerate a brief moment of direct heat.  Always use heat trivets or hot pads when placing any hot object on any surface.  Always use a trivet under your portable heat generating appliances such as toaster ovens, griddles, fryers, and crock pots.

  

MISCELLANEOUS DAMAGE PREVENTION

  

AVOID STRONG CHEMICALS.  Strong chemicals, such as paint and nail remover may damage the finish of your TotalCrete countertop.  If a spill does occur, promptly flush the surface with water and fully rinse.

  

AVOID CUTS & SCRATCHES. Do not cut directly on the TotalCrete countertop.  Use a quality cutting board.  Use of coasters and placements will reduce scratching.  Regular use of a food safe wax such as Flitz Granite Wax+ (800-558-8611) is recommended for scratch protection.

TOTALCRETE COUNTERTOP CARE

IMPORTANT:  Counters will continue to cure and harden for up to 30 days after installation.  Special care should be taken during the first 10 days.  Use Counters sparingly and do not store or slide heavy items that may be abrasive to the counter during this time.

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