Keep your countertop beautiful

Maintenance - Quartz & Silestone®


Daily cleaning is done with a damp cloth. 

Limescales ca be removed with a 5% mixture of vinegar in water.


Maintenance & spot removal:

Quartz is contrary to granite a non-porous surface and thus easier to maintain. Particularly Silestone® is considered highly resistant to stains due to the high technology manufacturing.

If the surface has become stained, it will withstand most detergents as quartz is acid resisatnt. However, be aware that incorrect cleaning with strong acid/alkaline as; Chlorine, Cillit Bang and similar products may permanently damage the surface (this is not covered by the warranty).

Highly colored foods can discolor light surfaces and should be removed immidiately.


Thorough cleaning:  

Quartz withstands most cleaning products, but for thorough cleaning, Q-Action is recommended (Q-Action is a soap with caring components that protects all stone materials and emphasize their natural shine) as acidic cleaners may damage the surface permanently.

Q-Action Instruction:

  1. Spray Q-Action on the surface in a thin, even layer.
  2. Leave to work for approx. 1 minute.
  3. Clean the surface with water. 
  4. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth. 



Scratch resistance:

Quartz is one of the hardest elements used for making countertops, and a quartz countertop is very scratch resistant. However, some materials that are naturally harder (e.g. steel knives) may damage the surface. 

Always use a cutting board.


Heat resistance:

Quartz withstands the impact of brief, moderate heat, but as pots and pans easily exceed the heat limit, trivets or similar are always recommended as high temperatures can cause permanent damage.


  • Quick, extreme changes in temperature or prolonged impact of heat from pots and pans may result in permanent damage. 
  • Extreme impact of heat may cause white marks on quartz that cannot be removed. 
  • No guantee is granted if damage is caused by heat. 


You may find further information and inspiration on the official Silestone® website

HORN Bordplader A/S

Farvervej 40
DK-7490 Aulum

Phone: +45 9749 8090
Fax: +45 9749 8099

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