Silestone cleaning and maintenance Silestone’s minimal porosity results in a 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. Silestone cleaning 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. Removing stubborn stains from Silestone surfaces LimescaleApply an anti-limescale product and gently rub in a circular motion with a damp microfiber cloth.Rust / MetalApply an oxide cleaner and leave it to work for a couple of minutes. Then rinse with water and dry. Removal of wine, tea and food colouring stainsDilute bleach in water (15% bleach solution) and rub on the stain with a damp cloth in a circular motion. Leave it work for a couple of minutes. Then rinse. If the stain persists, repeat the process.} Recommended cleaning products Q-Action or CIF Power & Shine cleaners are particularly suitable for the hygiene and disinfection of kitchen countertops. Furthermore, the following features stand out: Highlights the shine with each application. Contains self-drying components and natural soap. Silestone maintenance – FAQs Can I clean my Silestone surface with bleach? Bleach is an alkaline product that can damage a Silestone surface if exposure is prolonged (from 2 hours). 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. How can I remove bleach stains from my Silestone surface? 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. Is Silestone heat-resistant? 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. Can I place Silestone outdoors? Silestone is not recommended for outdoor use, as UV rays can damage its surface. My Silestone 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. Can I use a disinfectant (e.g. Sanytol) to clean my Silestone 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. We also do not recommend the use of alkaline pH degreasers, water repellents or sealants, acetone, universal solvents or chemical drain cleaners. My Silestone 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.