How do I protect my surface from damage?
Scratches: As with any vanity and surround materials, the surfaces of cultured marble products can be scratched. Check the undersides of various holders and objects placed on your bath counters to assure they are smooth. If they are not, put little rubber or soft plastic "dots" on the bottom. These can be obtained at your hardware store.
Stains: Cultured marble products are highly stain resistant. However, nail polish remover can cause severe damage. Use and store nail polish remover away from your countertops and sinks. Prolonged contact with bleach, ammonia, toilet bowl cleaners, paint or adhesive solvents or other harsh chemicals and solvents should be avoided. Be careful about leaving towels or rags (cleaning cloths) that may contain these materials, even a very small residue, laying on the surfaces for any length of time. Always wipe up spills immediately.
Heat: The resins in cultured marble products will react to high heat. Lighted cigarettes or matches will cause severe burn discoloration, as can other high heat generating items (curling irons, etc.).
Fixtures: When plumbing fixtures are installed or repaired, avoid excessive tightening of the fixtures, which could result in cracking the cultured marble product.
Painting: When painting in the area, wipe off any paint spots or spills on the surface immediately. They will not harm the surface if wiped off immediately. If allowed to dry they are very difficult to remove without damaging the finish.
You can always contact our Customer Service Department with any questions you may have. 520-747-0611.