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Renovation Products – Care & Maintenance

In order to get optimum longevity out of the renovation products you have chosen, we have provided a suggested care and maintenance guide for your reference.

Product Care and Maintenance Guidelines

Corian Clean with 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soaps and water only. Disinfect with 50/50 solution of bleach and water. (Corian is a non-porous polymer resin product)
Granite RenosGroup.ca carries the full line of Stonetech Professional marble, stone, and granite cleaners and sealers. All other products may remove the sealer. Even though the stone is sealed, spills should be wiped up as soon as possible, as standing liquids may be absorbed into the porous stone, and could cause staining. Depending upon your use, stone should be re-sealed as follows: every 6 months for heavy use, every 12 months for moderate use, and every two years for light use.
Marble RenosGroup.ca carries the full line of Stonetech Professional marble, stone, and granite cleaners and sealers. All other products may remove the sealer. Even though the stone is sealed, spills should be wiped up as soon as possible, as standing liquids may be absorbed into the porous stone, and could cause staining. Depending upon your use, stone should be re-sealed as follows: every 6 months for heavy use, every 12 months for moderate use, and every two years for light use.
Sealing of all types of Stone All slabs of granite, marble, limestone, etc. come sealed from the fabricator or have been sealed by the dealer and will periodically require resealing depending on the water and usage.
Formica Clean with 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soaps and water only.
Wood Cabinets Liquid or cream furniture polish. We recommend Showcase Cream Polish. Do not use Murphy’s Oil Soap on wood cabinets
Painted Cabinets Clean with 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soap and water only.
Foil Wrap Cabinets Clean with 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soap and water only.
Laminate Cabinets Clean with 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soap and water only or laminate cleaner.
PVC Thermoformed Cabinets Clean with 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soap and water only.
Glass Windex type products or ammonia and water. Spray on towel, not on glass, if there is a wood frame around glass.
Mirrors Windex type products or ammonia and water. Spray on towel, not on mirror, if there is a wood frame around mirror.
Cast Iron Tub Mild soap and water, non-abrasive cleaner
Acrylic Tub Gel coat cleaners or a 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soap and water.
Shower Doors Clean with glass cleaner. Hint: if you have clear glass (not obscured) coat glass with RainX (found in automotive supply store) this helps the water to bead off the glass. If you use the RainX, do not clean the glass with glass cleaner, use only water.
Ceramic Tile Clean with Tilex, Lestoil, or any good disinfectant cleaner.
Grout and Caulk Grout and caulk are items that need to be maintained and cared for, depending on the amount of usage, water conditions, and amount of expansion and contraction due to climate conditions. These items may need to be cleaned out and replaced every year or two, especially where horizontal surfaces meet vertical surfaces. *See the section below about controlling mold and mildew.
Laminate Flooring Recommend Mr. Clean for newer floors plus other delicate surfaces.
Stainless Steel Mild soap and water, non-abrasive cleaner, or stainless steel cleaner.
Brass Faucets Mild soap and water. Dry thoroughly. Check with your salesperson or product manufacturer if polishing is required.
Chrome Faucets Mild soap and water, dry thoroughly.
Vitreous China Clean with 50/50 solution of mild liquid anti-bacterial or anti-microbial soaps and water, or with a reputable brand of non-abrasive bathroom cleaner.
Mold and Mildew Control Molds and mildew thrive in moist, wet and damp environments, so mold can grow in both old and new bathrooms, and anywhere else the above conditions are present. There is no practical way to eliminate all molds and mildew in the indoor environment, however, the best way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.To help control mold growth in the bathroom, try the following suggestions;

  1. Rinse shower walls and floors with clear water and pat dry with towel after each shower.
  2. Squeegee shower door glass after each use.
  3. Leave bathroom door(s) and shower doors or curtains open after showering or bathing, to allow moisture to dissipate.
  4. Use exhaust fan from start of shower, and let run at least 15 minutes after completion of shower.
  5. Use cleaning products formulated for removing mold and mildew.
Misc. Stone Information It should also be noted that all types of stone are porous and will absorb liquids which are left sitting on the surface. It is therefore recommended that liquid spills such as, but not limited to, water, soaps, shampoos, make-up, lotions, hair sprays, gels, hair dyes, or any fluids that contain oils, citrus, acid, or alkalis, be wiped up immediately, so as to avoid staining and etching, which may not come out if left standing even for short period of time. The longer the liquid sits the deeper into the stone it can penetrate, making removal of the stain almost, if not impossible.