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Silestone® maintenance

Here, you will find the best tips and tricks to keep your Silestone surface as good as new for years to come.

Silestone’s high compaction and hybrid composition consisting of premium minerals, quartz, and recycled materials makes it highly resistant to stains, preventing them from penetrating the surface and making daily cleaning easy and quick.

The new Silestone surfaces are manufactured with the exclusive and innovative HybriQ Technology, which uses 100% renewable electric energy and recycled water in the production process, maintaining all the properties of Silestone and moving towards a more sustainable world.

How to clean and maintain Silestone surfaces in 2 easy steps:

Enjoy your home without having to worry about the maintenance of your surfaces. Daily use can cause them to become stained with oil, tomato, chocolate, soap or toothpaste. Cleaning these and other stains is very easy:

Step 1

Apply neutral soap to the affected area and gently rub in a circular motion with a damp microfiber 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.
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Q-Action: the kitchen ally

Q-Action cleaner is particularly suitable for the hygiene and disinfection of kitchen countertops. It contains self-drying components and natural soap.

Q-Action is the perfect product to keep your countertop clean on a daily basis and sparkling after every use.

How to easily remove stubborn stains:

Limescale

1. Apply an anti-limescale product to the affected area.

2. Gently rub in a circular motion with a damp microfiber cloth.

Rust / Metal

1. Apply an oxide cleaner and leave it to work for 5 minutes.

2. Then rinse with water and dry.

Wine, coffee, tea and food coloring

1. Dilute bleach in water (15% bleach solution) and rub on the stain with a damp cloth in a circular motion.

2. Leave it to work for 2 minutes and then rinse. If the stain persists, repeat the process.

How to easily remove stubborn stains:

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Limescale

1. Apply an anti-limescale product to the affected area.

2. Gently rub in a circular motion with a damp microfiber cloth.

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Rust / Metal

1. Apply an oxide cleaner and leave it to work for 5 minutes.

2. Then rinse with water and dry.

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Wine, coffee, tea and food coloring

1. Dilute bleach in water (15% bleach solution) and rub on the stain with a damp cloth in a circular motion.

2. Leave it to work for 2 minutes and then rinse. If the stain persists, repeat the process.

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Life-proof surfaces.

Thanks to its physical-mechanical properties, Silestone ensures maximum hygiene and safety.

Silestone maintenance – FAQs

Bleach is an alkaline product that can damage a Silestone surface if exposure is prolonged (from 2 hours).

As long as the surface is well rinsed after each application, you can use a diluted bleach solution on a daily basis.

After more than 2 hours of exposure, bleach may cause a chemical reaction on the surface, staining it. These stains are permanent and are not covered by the warranty, as indicated in the maintenance manual.

Silestone is heat-resistant. However, bear in mind that sudden changes in temperature can affect it, in the same way it would affect other stone materials. Therefore, in order to avoid damage when placing hot objects on the surface, it is highly recommended to use trivets.

Silestone is not recommended for outdoor use, as UV rays can damage its surface.

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.

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.

Yes, these cleaners usually contain alcohol, which makes it easier to clean and removes any soap residue.

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.

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 frequently used areas (i.e.. 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

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.

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.

We recommend using cleaning vinegar to clean and disinfect Silestone surfaces. If you use household cleaning wipes, we advise you to test them first on one corner of the surface and check the result.

We recommend using CleanColorsil, our silicone and resin cleaner that protects the surface and keeps it sparkling. This spray cleaner is applied directly to the surface and rubbed on with a cloth or sponge until the adhesive marks are removed.
Other silicone and resin removers can be used as long as they do not affect the composition and care of Silestone surfaces.

Do you have any question?

Contact our Technical Support