Counter germs on your surfaces
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April 21, 2020
We’re all thinking differently about high touch surfaces like doorknobs, handrails, flooring and countertops. It’s more important than ever to be diligent in cleaning these areas. Fortunately, Silestone and Dekton surfaces are made from a combination of natural and manmade materials, making them easy to clean, disinfect and maintain while retaining the integrity of the stone.
Traditional marble or natural stone surfaces are more porous and can trap bacteria as a result of scratches and staining. Silestone has low porosity guaranteeing zero liquid absorption, which helps prevent the growth and spread of germs. We recommend cleaning Silestone surfaces with warm water and a neutral soap, followed by rinsing with warm water and a clean, dry soft cloth. Scrubbing pads, brushes and bleach should not be used on Silestone surfaces. For more information on how to treat stubborn stains, please reference the Silestone cleaning guide.
Additionally, Dekton has extremely low porosity and contains no resins, rendering it chemical resistant. Drips or splashes of common household chemicals like bleach, drain cleaners or oven degreasers won’t harm the surface. For specifics on how to properly clean and maintain Dekton surfaces, reference the Dekton cleaning guide.
Here are some important tips to remember when cleaning your surfaces:
- Use a damp, clean cloth or a wet, clean mop (for flooring) to wipe your surfaces. Avoid dusting or sweeping with dry items as this could cause bacteria to float into the air
- Contaminated disposable cleaning items should be placed in a lined garbage bin and disposed of with regular waste. Reusable cleaning items can be washed using regular laundry soap and hot water
- Surfaces that are frequently touched in shared spaces like kitchens and bathrooms, should be cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis