Care and Maintenance
Polarstone® surfaces are designed to last—and since they are hard and non-porous, they’re very easy to clean and maintain, requiring no sealing or polishing.
For basic day-to-day wear, we advise simply using lukewarm water on a paper towel (or clean soft cloth) and a small amount of a gentle soap or detergent to clean your countertops. If more vigorous cleaning is needed, use a non-abrasive / non-bleach household cleaner, then rinse with lukewarm water and dry right away with a clean soft cloth or paper towel.
Should you need to remove stubborn debris or adhesives such as tape, nail polish or sticky foods, be sure to scrape excess substances from the surfaces—a plastic putty knife is ideal for gently removing common adhesives. Once removed, use soap and water or a non-abrasive cleaner to wipe away any residuals. For liquid spills or rings, be sure to dry the surface thoroughly before cleaning*
Polarstone® has been formulated to resist permanent staining when exposed to the myriad of liquids, spices and other “staining agents” commonly used. However, we recommend you wipe clean (as per above) any liquid or food spills right away.
Given the polished finish on Polarstone surfaces, it’s common for fingerprints, metal marks and other basic wear and tear to show. In most cases, a basic cleaning as outlined above will restore surfaces. Please also be aware that there is no need to ever use any topical treatments, conditioners or sealers on Polarstone surfaces.
Polarstone Surfaces are formulated to be scratch and heat resistant. However, since they are not scratch and heat “proof”, we recommend you always use a cutting board and trivets or pads as needed. Please do not cut, dice or chop anything on your countertop.
Although Polarstone surfaces are considered non-porous, if it is your desire to disinfect your countertops, we recommend any of the following disinfectants which are compliant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines:
Lysol® Disinfectant Spray.*
70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol.*
Avoid using high alkaline cleaners, harsh chemicals or solvents.
*Please Note: If taking the extra-step to disinfect as we recommend, please be sure to use lukewarm water and a paper towel to remove any disinfectant residual.
With some basic care and maintenance, your Polarstone surface will look fresh, clean, and polished—as beautiful as the day they were installed.
Care and Maintenance cleaning products commonly used for Polarstone Surfaces:
Windex® Multi-Surface Cleaner
Formula 409® Glass and Surface Cleaner
Simple Green® (lime-scale remover)