All natural should be washed with a clean, soft cloth and fresh, warm, soapy water. This should remove any residue which may have become ingrained.


  • Do clean surfaces with mild detergent and warm water.
  • Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing.
  • Do blot up spills immediately.
  • Always use a chopping board when cutting fresh fruits, vegetables and meats as many common foods and drinks contain acids that will etch or dull the surface of the stone.
  • Use a coaster under all glasses, particularly those containing alcohol or citrus juices.
  • Always use a trivet or matt under hot pots, pans or dishes as the heat generated can cause the stone to crack.
  • Do seal your stone periodically to protect the finish and to prevent staining.
  • Keep your cosmetics and fragrances away from stone surface and make sure that the legs of any trays or appliances have felt tips.


  • Do not use cleaners containing abrasives on natural stone surfaces
  • Do not use sponges that have a scourer as this with etch the surface of the stone
  • Do not place hot items directly on the stone surface
  • Do not use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on natural stone
  • Do not sit or stand on areas of weakness such as the front or rear of sink and hotplate areas, or the overhang side of an island bench