Each worktop is unique in terms of its structure and colour. Fluctuations are completely normal due to the material's natural origins. Whether deep dark Nero Assoluto, glittering Star Galaxy or Imperial White, which simply exudes calm and serenity – our numerous designs offer the right choice for every taste!
If you decide on a natural stone kitchen worktop, you can choose from a range of unique designs: From cool nuances to warm tones, the power of nature is revealed in the unique texture of each slab. And although natural stone is an extremely durable material, regular maintenance is very important.
The following tips will help you to keep your stone worktop looking particularly beautiful:
- Use a base when cutting and place hot pots and pans on suitable mats. This will prevent cracks, colour changes and blunt knife blades!
- Remove standing liquid as quickly as possible with a suitable cloth. This will reduce the risk of stains, especially with lighter-coloured natural stone and coloured liquids.
- Always wipe away acidic liquids directly with a cloth and sufficient water to protect the surface of the worktop.
- Fine-grained residues such as sand, which often stick to fruit and vegetables, for example, are best removed immediately from the work surface to avoid scratches.
Cleaning your natural stone worktop is as easy as pie!
In everyday use, a natural stone is very easy to maintain. The waterproofed surface provides a hygienic, food-safe work area, which can be cleaned in no time at all.
To clean the worktop, rub it down daily with a damp cloth and then dry the surface with a microfibre cloth. Fine deposits may appear on textured surfaces. Remove these with a commercially available degreaser, vinegar-based cleaner or soapy water and a lint-free cotton cloth.
Important: do not use furniture polishes and agents containing grease or wax to clean your natural stone worktop. These can create a dirt-binding layer and thus have a detrimental effect. We also advise against using acidic cleaners, as these can attack the surface.
Maintaining your natural stone countertop
Your worktop will have already been waterproofed upon delivery. This ensures it is well protected against stains. To maintain this protective effect, refresh the waterproofing regularly.
We recommend treating it with "Lithofin Fleckstop W" once or twice a year. This is a water-based impregnating solution. It maintains the anti-stain protection and makes the surface of the natural stone even easier to clean.
Treat scratches or damage correctly
Fine scratches are normal – even on a material as hard as natural stone. However, they will not degrade the positive properties of your worktop. Regular re-oiling will minimise the visual effect of any scratches.