CARE AND MAINTENANCE for QUARTZ/GRANITE
Your Karran quartz sink is produced from the highest quality natural quartz crystals and acrylic resins. With the right care it will last a lifetime. Cleaning and caring for your quartz sink is easy. Simply follow the simple reference guide below.
● Luster Pro cleaning oil available from your local dealer or online Amazon.com, is a specially formulated oil-based cleaning solution. It is perfect for giving your quartz sink that extra shine and sparkle when needed. After thoroughly cleaning and drying, place a small amount (size of a quarter coin) in the bowl and wipe all over the surface of the sink with a cloth. Apply more if needed and use it as often as desired.
● Residue from washing up - Clean your sink with water, a non-abrasive cleaner (liquid dishwashing soap, Bar Keepers Friend, Soft Scrub with bleach), and a cloth, then rinse well and dry. This should be done after every use. Doing this will eliminate water spots and soap film build-up.
● Create by day to day use of pots, pans, and cutlery - Use a rub-out sponge (Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge). Follow up by cleaning your sink with water, liquid dishwashing soap, and a cloth, then rinse well and dry.
● Calcium deposits - Use vinegar or a commercial limescale & rust removers such as Lime Away or CLR. With vinegar, dilute 50% with water and let it soak into the affected areas for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly then dry. With a commercial limescale & rust remover, follow the directions for use on the packaging, then rinse the sink thoroughly and dry.
● Use a mild abrasive cleaner such as Bar Keeper’s Friend and a soft scouring pad. A diluted bleach solution may also be used. Mix 1 part household bleach with 1 part water and let soak in the sink for 1 hour. Drain, rinse thoroughly, and dry. Do this whenever necessary.
● Do not scour across the satin finish grain lines. This will damage the lustrous satin finish of your sink.
● Never leave soaps, detergents or other cleansers on your sink’s surface to dry. Most contain chlorides and chemicals that could, if left on the sink’s surface, damage it.
● Do not soak your sink with solutions of bleach. Bleach, and most soaps and detergents, contain chlorides that will damage your sink if left on the surface for an extended period of time.
● Do not use steel wool on your sink. Steel wool can break down and leave small steel particles on your sink’s surface that will rust. If aggressive cleaning is needed, use a 3M Scotch-Brite™ pad.
● Do not leave wets sponges and cloths in your sink. They may lead to surface rust.
● Water quality in your area may affect your sinks appearance. When water has a high iron content, it may leave a brown stain on your sink. Over softened water will leave a white film on the sink’s surface. Thorough rinsing and towel drying will help alleviate these issues.
● The use of rubber mats is not recommended as they may cause possible pitting or surface rust. If mats are used, remove them from your sink after each use.
● Stainless steel, like all metallic surfaces, will scratch. These scratches will blend into the overall satin finish of your sink over time. Do not use your sink as a cutting board or chopping block. This type of use may cause deep scratches in the finish of your sink.
Follow these simple maintenance tips to keep your sink looking its best for years.