Care and Maintenance of Silestone Products

Here is information on how to maintain your Silestone surface.

Silestone surfaces are highly resistant to stains thanks to their high compaction performance, which combines premium minerals with recycled materials. This makes daily maintenance simpler and quicker in any area of your home.

HybriQ technology makes it possible to maintain the unique characteristics of Silestone while reducing the environmental impact of the material by using only renewable energy and recycled water in the production process.

Silestone Care & Maintenance

How to take daily care of your Silestone surfaces

It’s a cinch to keep Silestone surfaces in good condition. You don’t have to worry about keeping them clean and looking good. Regular usage may cause oil, tomato, chocolate, soap, or toothpaste stains. To clean these and other simple, fresh stains, follow these instructions:

  • Step 1 – Using a damp microfibre cloth, gently rub in a circular motion to clean the affected area using neutral soap.
  • Step 2 – Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then wipe away any soap residue with a kitchen towel. Finally, dry it off.

Removing stubborn stains

Limescale

1. Use an anti-limescale product to treat the problem area.

2. Use a damp microfiber cloth to gently rub in a circular motion to remove residue, then rinse and dry the area.

Rust / Metal

1. Apply an oxide cleaner to work on the problem area for 5 minutes, then

2. rinse thoroughly and dry.

Wine, coffee, tea and food colouring

1. Using a damp cloth, gently rub a mixture of water and diluted bleach (15%) on the stain in a circular motion.

2. Leave the item to soak for 2 minutes, then rinse. If the stain persists after the procedure, repeat the process.

Silestone Care & Maintenance FAQs

If a Silestone surface is exposed to Bleach for a long time (more than two hours), it may be damaged ( Bleach is an alkaline substance that can damage a Silestone surface).

You can use it as long as you rinse the surface thoroughly, immediately after each application. You can use a diluted bleach solution daily, as long as you avoid exposure to it for too long and rinse thoroughly.

Bleach staining is not covered under the warranty so use it at your own risk and discretion.

Bleach may permanently stain the surface after more than 2 hours of exposure. The stains are indicated in the maintenance manual as being non-covered by the warranty.

Yes, Silestone is heat-resistant. It is important to remember though, that sudden temperature changes can negatively impact Silestone, just as they would with other stone materials. Therefore, using trivets is highly suggested when setting hot objects on the surface to prevent damage.

Because UV rays can degrade its surface, Silestone is not suitable for outdoor use.

Rinse your surface with plenty of water and a clean cloth, then dry with kitchen roll to get rid of all soap residue.

Cleaning with a blue scouring pad and water should be used if stains persist. Always clean in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Then rinse with plenty of water and dry with kitchen roll.

Using a diluted disinfectant solution is fine for cleaning the surface. However, undiluted products should not be left on for more than five minutes.

Sure, these cleaning products usually contain alcohol, which makes it easier to clean and eliminates soap residue.

A metal stain can be removed from the surface by cleaning it. To accomplish this, mix a metal cleaner with water and use a wet blue scouring pad (in a circular motion). You may also employ cleaning vinegar or an anti-limescale product.

Minimize chipping by rounding off the edge to prevent it. The areas most susceptible to chipping (e.g. under-surface sinks and dishwasher areas) are those which are most frequently damaged. Please contact our office for advice on this and other available repair options from MGD.

Silestone themselves say: “Cracks on the surface cannot usually be repaired, because even if they are repaired, they continue to grow so the repair will be short lived.”

If you’d like advice in situations like this, please contact the office and one of our team will be happy to help.

For loose joints in Silestone installations, please contact our office for the best advice and options available to repair.

Silestone surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected using vinegar cleaning wipes, if you choose to use them. We advise you to test household cleaning wipes before using them, to ensure they are suitable.