Polished: Due to its high density and nonporous qualities, normal cleaning with a damp cloth will keep a CQ Stone surface looking like the first day it was installed. To avoid dulling the shine, use a nonabrasive cleaner.
Honed, Textured and Mirror Finish: Please note that these finishes require more daily maintenance than our polished finishes. Since there is more exposed surface area with these finishes, metal marks, fingerprints and other signs of daily living will show on the material. Most of these marks can be easily removed with little effort and nonabrasive cleaning products.
CQ Stone is structurally more heat resistant in comparison to other stone, including granite. However, any stone material can potentially be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes, especially near the edges. Therefore, using inexpensive and readily available hot pads or trivets is always recommended, especially when using cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens, It is advised that hot pans not be placed directly on the material.