Cleaning & Maintenance
Itaka Stone quartz requires very little maintenance to keep the surface looking its best.
It is a non-porous material, therefore cleaning with a damp cloth and warm clear water is all that is required.
For routine cleaning, simply wipe down your surface with a damp cloth or paper towel and a pH neutral cleaner for natural stone.
The pH activity level is what determines the best maintenance cleaner for Itaka Stone. For example, most neutral cleaners have a pH balance of 7; however, some neutral cleaners are stronger than others because they have higher pH activity levels. Some neutral cleaners are not active enough to thoroughly clean the quartz surface, while some neutral cleaners are too active for it.
Granite cleaners that are available at Lowe´s, Home Depot or local grocery stores are typically pH neutral and can safely be used to clean Itaka Stone. Make sure about its pH before using it.
• Neutral detergent or Slightly acidic detergent
• Wet the countertop surface uniformly with the detergent, rub gently with the soft side of a yellow/green sponge, rinse thoroughly and dry with a cloth.
It is recommended that quartz surfaces subject to heavy traffic of use be treated (once in a month besides daily cleaning) with a heavy duty intensive and neutral cleanser, which is stronger than a daily cleaning product. Such type of a periodic cleaning will provide mirror gloss effect.
In the use of industrial cleaning machines, make sure that soft pads are used on the machines while strictly avoiding wax stripers. Customers that use industrial-cleaning machines should always use appropriate types of pad and brush. For the dense dirtiness to resolve, professional cleaning products are applied by using a cleaning machine with plastic brush or soft pad. Following the application of the cleanser, rinse the surface thoroughly with water.
• Soft Scrub® All Purpose Cleanser (neutral detergent)