Australian Stone | 10 Tips for getting the most from your benchtop

10 Tips for getting the most from your benchtop

10 Tips for getting the most from your benchtop

  • Follow the care and maintenance instructions provided by the manufacturer.
  • Always ask about the warranty
  • Look at a large sample of the material, even a slab if possible – what looks good online or in a magazine doesn’t always match expectations in reality….
  • Consider what type of sink you want – a top-mounted sink can be used with any material, while an under-mounted sink doesn’t work with all benchtops.
  • Make sure the installer is accredited to fabricate and install the product.
  • Don’t place hot saucepans directly on the benchtop.
  • Don’t slice and dice foods directly on the surface – use a chopping board.
  • Don’t allow stains to settle overnight – wipe away any spills quickly.
  • Consider the cons when using a mother of pearl product, some degradation of the shell is expected over time and is quite normal.
  • Consider the type of cleaning products you use and refer to the manufacturer’s instructions. Not all cleaning products are suitable for all surfaces – some products can dull the surface or strip the colour.