Solid wood worktops

Natural stone worktops

Quartz stone worktops

Regular care, particularly in areas exposed to moisture, will guarantee the durability and faultless appearance of your solid wood worktop. The wood should occasionally be treated with a nourishing oil. Superficial damage can be repaired simply by sanding the surface and treating it with wax oil. Wood is a natural product which adjusts to moisture in the surroundings and absorbs moisture. Puddles of water on the surface should therefore be wiped off as quickly as possible. Marks and stains can be removed with sanding paper and nourishing oil. Should the surface become rough, simply sand it with fine sandpaper (400 grit) and apply wax oil. 

Natural stone is a very strong material. It is almost impervious to scratches from household cleaners and it is easy to keep clean. Due to its surface, natural stone offers no breeding-ground for allergens or microorganisms and its properties thus make it the ideal kitchen worktop. Special impregnation is carried out at the factory to close the micro-fine pores of the material. This helps to considerably reduce staining by oil, grease or water. For lasting protection, a wipe-on care product should be applied. Keep oil and fatty foods away from the worktop for the first few days of use. 

This composite stone consists of 93% natural quartz. A mixture of resins and pigments is added to the quartz, after which the worktops are made using the latest technology. Artificial stone is notable for its hardness; it is also scratch-resistant, acid-proof,extremely hygienic and easy to look after. It is recommended to use trivets by extreme heat, e.g. due to pans. The surface is easy to wipe clean. All that is required is daily cleaning with warm water and a neutral detergent. Stubborn stains can be removed with neutral cleaners, Lime scale with vinegar essence or neutral cleaners (vinegar essence 25% acid)

Never chop or cut or place hot objects directly on the worktop; always use a suitable board or trivet. Cutting marks or hot pans or casseroles straight from the stove will leave traces, even on the hardest material. Avoid the use of agents causing streaks especially on mat surfaces. Residues from cleansing agents must be removed immediately with clear water. A soft cloth and warm water containing a little washing-up liquid will normally suffice to clean the various worktops surfaces. Solvent-based cleaners, abrasive cleaning agents, micro-fibre cloths and steam cleaners must not be used in order to prevent damage. Defilement through limescale: Clean the surface with warm 10% vinegar or citric acid dilution and rinse the surface with water. If a standard trade descaler is used, the surface is to be rinsed promptly with water. Particularly areas with glued edges and joints must be carefully protected from exposure to direct heat and puddles of water.