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Silestone Q-Action - quartz surface maintenance

Silestone Q-Action is a unique cleaning solution designed for cleaning & maintaining quartz & granite worktops. Q-Action is a cleaner specially designer for the deep cleaning of worktops. Q-Action has properties that make it an unique product in the market: It keeps the worktop as beautiful as the first day.Highlight the shine before each application.Cleans all kind of stains (wine, oil, lemon, marker...)With Ph protector for the care of your hands.With self-drying components and natural soaps For more information, or to purchase Silestone Q-Action for only £11.99 with FREE P+P please contact us: Tel: 02086775123 / Email: sales@mtstones.co.uk

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Drainer grooves

DRAINER GROOVES ARE IDEAL FOR USING WITH BELFAST/UNDER-MOUNTED SINKS. It is a practical solution to keeping your work surface dry and clean.The typical drainer groove length is between 300 mm and 350 mm, but we can make it shorter or longer if required. Can be positioned right, left or both sides of the sink.

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Silestone® N-Boost

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Silestone, the world's leading brand in the quartz surface, revolutionizing again the field of quartz worktops with an innovative new technological development called Silestone® N-Boost. Silestone® N-Boost N-Boost lends a water repellent property to the surface of the quartz achieving an amazing level of stain resistance and easy to clean. High resistance to impact and scratching, this tech eliminaties the micro-porosity caused by the polishing process and prevent any liquid penetration. Also thanks to this new technological development colours are more authentic and shiny. "N-BOOST is born, Silestone®'s revolutionary technology that improves the DNA of our surfaces. Innovation that prevents the adhesion of liquids, enhances shine and intensifies color." The hydro-repellent properties of new Silestone N-BOOST prevents the absorption of everyday kitchen liquids. The new Silestone technology makes for easier cleaning and stain removal, even days after the spillage. Silestone® now shines more than ever. N-BOOST creates a more even surface, causing light to reflect off it more intensely. Thanks to N-BOOST technology, colours are more authentic and intense. "Innovation is in our DNA," says Valentín Tijeras, Product and Innovation Director of Cosentino, "In our R&D Department we work constantly for the continuous improvement of our products, because we are…

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JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS

ABOUT THE JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS - JOINTS ON QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS Friday 25th May 2018 The typical maximum length for a single piece is 3000mm at which point it will be necessary for a joint. Joints are generally two pieces of worktops butted up against each other and generally less than 30 mm wide. For a perfect look the joins should be inconspicuous as possible. On template you should discuss with fabricator where the joints need to be placed. You will be able to see the joints between pieces but to achieve a perfect join is important that the support or kitchen base do not move between template and fitting. For patterned stones like Carrara quartz, it is important that the vein in the stone is cut in the same way as an adjoining piece but when perfect matching is not possible, this minimises the possibility of odd matching. On installation and to make the joint as inconspicuous as possible a coloured matched epoxy glue…

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Upstands

Upstands intended to sit at the rear of your kitchen worktops to hide the gap between them and an adjacent wall. The gap is necessary to allow expansion of the kitchen worktop, though upstands can also help to accommodate an uneven gap if your…

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EDGE PROFILES FOR QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS

Square edges Some people ask for very square edges. Fully square is impossible, and also uncomfortable on whatever part of your body you happen to lean on it. Also it is more fragile and in risk to damage if anything is dropped on the edge. But we can make an edge with a very minimal bevel. Bevel edge Bevel edge (3-5mm) is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of the quartz or granite worktop edge chipping. Straight bevelled edge The straight edge is the simplest of all, as it has the same thickness as the worktop but with a…

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About the joints on Quartz and Granite worktops

Joints on Quartz and Granite worktops The typical maximum length for a single piece is 3000mm at which point it will be necessary for a joint. Joints are generally two pieces of worktops butted up against each other and generally less than 30 mm wide. For a perfect look the joins should be inconspicuous as possible. On template you should discuss with fabricator where the joints need to be placed. You will be able to see the joints between pieces but to achieve a perfect join is important that the support or kitchen base do not move between template and fitting. For patterned stones like Carrara…

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YOUR GRANITE WORKTOP WILL LAST A LIFETIME WITH A PROPER CARE & MAINTENANCE !!

The appearance of granite is not uniform because stones are coming right out of the earth and are not perfectly designed by nature. For that reason, granite samples can slightly differ from the stone you're ordering. Granite is extremely durable but because it's a natural stone can break or chip if subjected to heavy abuse. With a proper maintenance granite worktops can last for a lifetime and beyond. Granite needs to be sealed on a regular basis. GRANITE CARE & MAINTENANCE Granite worktops are durable, resistant to scratches, stains and heat resistant when regularly and properly maintained. Granite does require minimal care, including removing stains, sealing and daily cleans: Daily Care: Use a microfiber cloth and water to wipe clean your surface. Abrasive products or generic chemicals to clean your worktops are not recommended. You should prefer cleaning products specially designed for natural stone and avoid using highly acidic or cleaning products containing bleach. Always wipe spills immediately. Clean regularly by wiping them clean after each use. The best products are mixture of soap and water or alternatively special cleaning granite products.Apply the product on granite worktops with a soft sponge and gently blot. Rinse the sponge with water to…

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YOUR QUARTZ WORKTOP WILL LAST A LIFETIME WITH A PROPER CARE & MAINTENANCE

QUARTZ WORKTOP - CARE & MAINTENANCE: Quartz is virtually maintenance free and can be cleaned with extreme ease. Common household spills - such as, tea, coffee, lemon juice, soda, fruit, vegetable juice, olive oil or grease spills - are easily removed and the surface can be restored to its original appearance. Quartz is one of the hardest materials in nature, which is an assurance that your quartz surface will not easily scratch or chip. The use of a cutting board is nevertheless recommended. To maintain the natural beauty of quartz, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface but use a trivet instead. For routine cleaning use a damp cloth or…

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Granite worktops VS Quartz worktops

Here are some points to help you decide if you should get Granite or Quartz for your kitchen worktop. GraniteGranite are 100% natural stones quarried from the earth as enormous chunks of stone, cut to size and honed down until they are smooth.Granite has a natural beauty and a mixture of hues that give it a extraordinary colour palette. However, the appearance is not uniform. Because…

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