Care and maintenance is a crucial aspect of ensuring your worktops look their very best, and last for years to come.
We recommend you familiarise yourself with the key strengths and weaknesses of each product so you can avoid some of the more common complaints with each material. The table below gives a quick overview to the differences between each material, but is not a substitute for thoroughly reading our Care & Maintenance Guides.
|Granite||Good resistance, but Crystals may suffer damage||High risk of staining – Granite is naturally porous||High risk of etching & discolouration from acid exposure.||Resistant, but take care where possible|
|Corian, Magna, Slab Tech||High risk – do not place hot pans on surface||High resistance – non porous||High resistance, but strong chemicals should be wiped clean immediately||Susceptible, may make surface more likely to stain.|
|Quartz, Recycled Glass||Good resistance, but do not place hot pans directly on surface||High resistance – non porous||High resistance, but strong chemicals should be wiped clean immediately||Resistant, but take care where possible|
|Wood||High risk from heat sources. Be conscious of woods’ moisture content and do not place hot pans on surface.||Low risk if properly sealed. Wipe spills immediately.||Wipe stains immediately to prevent deep staining.||Susceptible, may make surface more likely to stain.|
|Ceramicá||Highly resistant||Highly resistant – non-porous and chemically treated||Highly resistant||Highly resistant – capable of direct cutting (not polished finishes)|
|Compact||Good resistance, but be cautious of heat sources and do not place hot pans on surface.||Highly resistant – non-porous and chemically treated||Strong chemicals will damage the surface and should be wiped clean immediately.||Resistant|