How to Care for Silestone Countertops

Silestone countertops are composed of 94 percent natural quartz, which makes them durable and resistant to scratching, staining and scorching. These countertops are easy to care for, requiring no resealing, refinishing or sanding. Follow these simple guidelines to care for your Silestone countertops, and keep them looking their best for years to come.

Step 1

Clean Silestone countertops with soap and water, or any household cleaner you prefer, on a daily basis. The Silestone website recommends using a mild household cleaner and avoiding harsh chemicals.

Step 2

Use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe Silestone countertops regularly. Avoid scouring pads and using excessive force, as this may cause chipping or damage to the surface.

Step 3

Rinse Silestone countertops thoroughly after washing, and dry with a paper towel or soft, dry cloth. Don't allow water, cleaner or soap to stand on the surface, as this can cause streaking, spots or film.

Step 4

Use potholders or trivets to place hot pans, pots or Crockpots on Silestone countertops. Since Silestone is a stone product, exposure to heat can cause thermal shock, cracks and unsightly damage.

Step 5

Wipe up spills at your leisure. While it may not be sanitary to leave spilled food and liquid out on your Silestone countertops, it certainly won't stain if you have to leave the kitchen for a moment.

Step 6

If you do spot a stain on your Silestone countertops, simply soak the area with a mild household cleaner for 10 to 15 minutes, and then wipe away with a sponge.