Dekton cleaning and maintenance Dekton is the ideal material for all types of surfaces. Due to its minimal porosity, it has a very high resistance to stains, thus making it easy to clean and maintain. Here are some tips on how to get the best results when cleaning stains from daily use. What are you looking for? Dekton cleaning Suitable for extreme temperatures, with the minimum number of joints (large format) and ideal for high-traffic areas. Dekton XGloss cleaning Large format to reduce joints; suitable for high traffic and infinite cutting possibilities for any space. Dekton Grip+ cleaning Pools and spas, indoor or outdoor. Dekton and its large format can meet any challenge. Floor cleaning Due to its thermal and mechanical properties, Dekton is ideal for underfloor heating. Dekton cleaning Step 1 Apply neutral soap to the affected area and gently rub in a circular motion with a damp microfibre cloth. Step 2 Leave to work for a couple of minutes. Then with a cloth wipe off any soap residue. Finally, dry it with kitchen roll. Removing stubborn stains from Dekton surfaces Resin, lacquerAlkaline detergentGreaseAlkaline detergent / SolventInk, ice-cream, candle wax, epoxy, tarSolventNicotineSolvent / Oxidant Rust, limescale, residual cement, plasterAcidCola drink, fruit juiceOxidantWine, coffeeAlkaline / Acid detergent Dekton Xgloss care & maintenance Due to its high gloss character, the use of soft, non-abrasive scouring pads is recommended for cleaning, as they cannot damage the surface. As for dark colours in Xgloss, try not to drag or drop kitchen utensils on the surface. Dekton Grip+ care & maintenance Once the Dekton surface has been installed, it often shows traces of fitting in the form of a film or small accumulation of cement, limescale, silicone, epoxy, etc. Cleaning is therefore necessary upon completion of installation, so that the surface is free of residue. Recommended tools and cleaning agents Cement remover or acid de-scaler (buffered acid cleaner). Organic solvent or acetone for traces of silicone, epoxy and adhesive. Low speed rotary cleaning machine suitable for discs/pads of different hardness, according to requirements. (Do not use paint strippers) Procedure Mix the acid product and water (according to the manufacturer) and spread the mixture on the floor. Leave to work for a few minutes and then rub with a rotary machine with a specialised pad. Remove all the residue (preferably with an aqua vac) and rinse with plenty of water. For heavy or stubborn dirt, repeat the same procedure with a higher concentration of the product. Perform the same operation with wax-free, neutral detergent. Proportion of water and detergent according to the manufacturer. This step is important so that the surface is free of any residue. For daily cleaning, scrub the floor with soap and water. If stains persist, you should use more aggressive products or other cleaning equipment. Flooring Dekton Dekton floor care & maintenance Private areas – Low traffic For daily cleaning of interior floors use a wax-free, neutral soap cleaner. For outside areas such as terraces and swimming pools or large indoor areas, it is recommended to clean them with high pressure hot water or any of the above machines, with neutral soap. If necessary, you can also use diluted bleach. For good and effective maintenance, we recommend monthly cleaning with high pressure hot water (wherever possible) and neutral soap. You can also use diluted bleach if necessary. Public areas – High traffic Cleaning in high traffic areas should be done daily using an automatic floor scrubber with fibre discs. Wax-free, neutral soap should also be added. The type of maintenance will depend on the amount of traffic and the specific surface application. Dekton maintenance – FAQs My Dekton surface has some soap/water stains that have not dried properly. How do I remove these stains and prevent them from appearing? To remove all traces of soap from your surface, rinse with plenty of water and a clean cloth, and then dry with kitchen roll. If stains persist, you should clean the surface with limescale remover, a blue scouring pad and water. Always clean in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Then rinse with plenty of water and dry with kitchen roll. How do I remove limescale stains? Generally, you can get rid of limescale marks by using soap and rinsing them well with water. If marks persist, use a diluted anti-limescale product. Can I use a disinfectant (e.g. Sanytol) to clean my Dekton surface? Yes, you can clean the surface with a disinfectant solution. Diluted products are always preferred. Undiluted products should not be left on for more than 5 minutes. Can I use multipurpose cleaners to clean my surface? Yes, these cleaners usually contain alcohol, which makes it easier to clean and removes any soap residue. What products should I avoid using when cleaning my surface? Hydrofluoric acid products should be avoided, as they can damage the surface. My Dekton surface has been scratched with a metal container. How do I clean it? The scratch has left a metal mark on the surface. So cleaning is needed to get the metal stain out. To do this, dilute a metal cleaner with water and use the mixture with a wet blue scouring pad (always in a circular motion). You can also use cleaning vinegar or an anti-limescale product. I have a chipped edge on my surface. What can I do? The best way to prevent the edge from chipping is to round off the edge so as to minimise the chipping. Chipping normally occurs accidentally in much-used areas (e.g. under-surface sinks and dishwasher area) where they can usually be repaired. This can be done by your trusted marble supplier, who will use the right products to repair them. If you are looking for a more professional repair, you can contact expert companies such as: https://artus-instandsetzung.de/es A crack has appeared on my surface. Can this be repaired? Cracks on the surface cannot usually be repaired, because even if they are repaired, they continue to grow so the repair will be short lived. The joint has come loose. How can it be fixed? In this case, you should inform your trusted marble supplier, or the company that installed it, so that the joint can be re-made and the cause rectified. Is Dekton heat-resistant? Dekton is designed to withstand hot objects (saucepans, frying pans, coffee makers, etc.) and electrical apparatus that give off heat. The use of mats or other protection is also recommended for longer periods of time, especially for 4 and 8 mm Dekton surfaces. Please avoid direct contact between worktops and metal parts of electric grills, hobs and ovens which can occasionally occur due to incorrect installation. Avoid high temperatures from direct sources such as fireplaces, barbecues, etc. Avoid direct contact with a naked flame.