Congratulations on your decision to purchase the most durable, natural and long lasting surface material from Oceana Designs. Your stone surface will provide you with many years of use. If protected and cared for, your new surface will look ageless for years to come. As with any natural product, there are some simple steps to follow to enhance and lengthen the life span of your new stone.
Your new stone surface is comprised of natural minerals that may react adversely to cleaning chemicals and acids not intended for stone care use. Clean surfaces with neutral cleaners such as soap or mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Clean Ivory dish soap is recommended because it is made without animal fat and is free of dies. Use a clean cloth for best results.
Do not clean surfaces with products containing lemon, vinegar, acids or abrasives. Windex should never be used, as ammonia reacts differently to each stone and can cause permanent streaking. Avoid detergents that can be abrasive and contain chemicals high in acid or alkaline. These products break down your sealer and ultimately can etch the stone.
A few reminders:
- Rinse and dry surfaces after cleaning
- Red wine and oils can leave stains, wipe up immediately
- Reapply water based stone sealer to surface every 6-12 months
- Do not put hot pots and pans directly on stone countertops; always use a trivet or hot pad
DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Warranty
Countertops are under daily assault from regular household stains. A simple red wine spill or a drop of olive oil can permanently stain granite or marble. However, treated properly, the investment in a natural stone countertop will last a lifetime. Protect your natural stone countertop investment.
DuPont, the leader in stain protection technology, has partnered with Protect Plus Surfaces™ to create DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Warranty. Your countertops will be treated with DuPont™ StoneTech® BulletProof® Sealer, a revolutionary premium sealer which DuPont believes to be the highest performing sealer available today. It offers advanced penetrating microbond protection and makes cleaning the stone easier. The BulletProof® Sealer offers your natural stone project an invisible layer of power protection:
- Repels common household stains, including coffee, red wine, ketchup, mustard, cooking oil, soy sauce and common household food and beverages.
- Provides maximum protection against the toughest oil- and water-based stains with our advanced penetrating microbond protection.
In addition to protecting countertops against stains, BulletProof® Sealer is water-based, helping you keep the environment—and your environment—free of solvent-based chemicals. It is available only through authorized distributors and dealers.
DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Warranty includes one of the industry’s best warranties:
- 15-year, fully transferable residential countertop warranty
- 8-year commercial and industrial countertop warranty
- Guarantees stain protection from common household food and beverages; however etching is not covered
- Covers all granite, marble and quartzite options for countertops
- Covers replacement labor and materials
- 1-year outdoor countertop warranty on selected granite options
- Warranty transfers with the title of the property; no limitations
All DuPont™ StoneTech® Sealer Installers are certified professionals, giving consumers absolute peace of mind.