Engineered Stone Care and Maintenance

Routine Care  
Portofino engineered marble surfaces are very easy to maintain and with simple care, will retain its luster and beauty for many years. For routine cleaning, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of mild soap. Once clean, rinse and dry surface thoroughly. Specialized products such as Quick Clean and Plus 10, avail- able from VMC Technical Assistance Corporation, can be used to further assist with routine care and maintenance. 
 
Removing Difficult Spills  
For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite scrub pad combined with a small amount of mild soap or specialized stone cleaner.
  
Preventing Staining and Other Damage  
Generally, prevention will save a great deal of time spent on cures and remedies, especially since damage to marble is often irreparable. A good commercial penetrating stone sealer, such as Kleer Seal or Anti-Drop, available from VMC Technical Assistance Corporation, should be applied just prior to or immediately following installation to help prevent staining. The sealer should then be applied every year after to maintain an optimum level of stain prevention. Spills of any type should be immediately removed and rinsed with water. Portofino may stain, etch or dull if exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables for pro- longed periods of time. Coasters should be placed under all glasses, particularly those containing liquors or citrus juices. Portofino marble surfaces can be damaged from prolonged exposure to heat, so you must always use a trivet or hot pad under heated dishes. Portofino can also show scratches, the use of a cutting board is always recommended.   


Note: Soft Scrub® is a registered trademark of The Clorox Company. Scotch-Brite®is a registered trademark of 3m.


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