Engineered Stone is 93% pure quartz crystal, which gives a natural depth and radiance without the imperfections common in unimproved stone. And because quartz is one of nature's strongest materials, Engineered Stone is incredibly durable and resists both heat and scratches, an advanced and perfected combination of nature and human ingenuity.
Applications for Engineered Stone
Engineered Stone applications include office spaces, walls, panels, backlighting, exterior cladding, bathroom basins, kitchen sinks, countertops and pretty much any application that needs form and structure.
Why CIS for Engineered Stone solutions
We have been certified Engineered Stone providers from day one, and continue to be leaders in the expert delivery of all solutions. A visit to our showroom is available, we are located in North York, Ontario.
* 93% pure quartz crystal
* One of nature's strongest materials
* Warranty of 10 years
* Easy to maintain
* Wide range of design options
* Precision fit
* No cracks or irregularities
* Nonporous surface
* Natural depth and radiance
* Resists heat and scratches
* Meets exacting requirements
* Ultra Durable
Care and Maintenance
Here we describe processes and conditions to ensure the adequate management and maintenance of this material product and through its many uses and applications. This guideline incorporates best practices related to the care and maintenance of this product. If you are interested in using this material, having the required knowledge for best care practices will allow you to utilize the application to the best of its ability ensuring best shelf life and quality therein of the product.
- Engineered Stone Care
- Routine Care
- Preventing Damages
- Removing Difficult Spills
Engineered Stone quartz surfaces are very easy to maintain. The quartz used in Engineered Stone - coupled with high-performance, stain-resistant polymers - results in a durable, nonporous, chemical-resistant surface. Engineered Stone is also heat- and scratch-resistant, but not heat- and scratch-proof. Therefore, the use of a cutting board is recommended when using a knife.
Of course, Engineered Stone keeps its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing. Because it is nonporous, Engineered Stone does not require sealants or waxes.
Engineered Stone also gives you peace of mind. In the unlikely event that you do experience any problems due to a manufacturer's defect, you can rest assured that DuPont backs Engineered Stone with a 10-year limited warranty.
With simple care, Engineered Stone will retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years. For routine cleaning, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, nonabrasive cleanser.
Even though Engineered Stone resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible.
For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite®* scrub pad coupled with Formula 409® Glass & Surface Cleaner** or a comparable cleaning product.
Avoid using cleansers that contain bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer's use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products.
* Scotch-Brite® is a registered trademark of the 3M Company.
**Formula 409® Glass & Surface Cleaner is a registered trademark of the Clorox Company.
Engineered Stone can withstand exposure to normal cooking temperatures from pots, pans and dishes without being damaged. To maintain the beauty of Engineered Stone, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. DuPont recommends the use of trivets and hot pads.
Sometimes spills occur and dry on the countertop. For materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint), remove by gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife.
Permanent markers and inks may adhere to the surface and should be avoided. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, clean first as outlined in Routine Care.
If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Greased LightningT**, or a comparable product and rub it into the stain. Let the cleaning agent sit for 15 minutes and wipe the surface clean with a cotton cloth. Rinse thoroughly to remove any cleaner residue.
Avoid exposing Engineered Stone quartz surfaces to strong chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from Engineered Stone.
While casual exposure to alkaline materials will not damage Zodiaq®, highly alkaline (high-pH) cleansers are not recommended when cleaning Engineered Stone.
If any of the substances listed above come into Engineered Stone, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water.
**Greased LightningT is available through major department and hardware stores. For more information, visit www.greased-lightning.com