Care and Maintenance

Everyday Cleaning

Because all Talostone® surfaces are high in density and low in porosity, normal cleaning with a damp cloth and mild detergent is all that is required to maintain your benchtops.

We recommend wiping the benchtop surface with a soft cloth while the spills are still damp.

If further cleaning is needed, apply a spray of mild detergent and leave for 2-3 minutes then wipe off with a soft, clean cloth. More stubborn stains can be removed with a small amount of a Talostone® Cream Cleanser applied to a damp, soft cloth or Talostone® non-abrasive sponge.

We highly recommend you do not spray the cleaner directly onto the benchtop. The area should then be wiped using a circular motion, then rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft cloth.

We recommend thorough cleaning of your Talostone® surface on a regular basis to keep it looking as-new.

We do not recommend using abrasive cleaners or pads on Talostone® surfaces as this could damage the surface finish and reduce the surface shine.

Leather Honed surfaces traditionally require more daily maintenance than standard, polished or matte. With Leather Honed there is more surface area, so when cleaning your stone you would find it takes slightly more time to wipe away the marks and for the water on the bench to dry up. We suggest to clean with a cloth and warm water with detergent and once clean to wipe down the area with a tea towel. 

Most marks or stains can be removed easily using Talostone® Cream Cleanser.

Removing Hard Stains

If a stain was unnoticed and accidentally left overnight it may become dry and difficult to clean. We recommend spraying the area with warm water and leaving it for 5 minutes. Once the dried residue becomes soft, it can be removed with a dry, soft microfbre cloth. If the stain proves to be stubborn, Talostone® Cream Cleanser and a damp microfibre cloth may be used, working in a circular motion. Please apply Talostone® Cream Cleanser to the cloth rather than directly onto the surface.

Heat Tolerance

Talostone® products contain natural quartz and this allows the surface to tolerate brief exposures to moderately hot temperatures.

However, as with all stone surfaces any sudden or rapid temperature change can cause thermal shock, discolouration or damage. We recommend caution and we do not suggest hot pots and pans be placed directly on the surface.

Scratch Resistant

Because all Talostone® surfaces are engineered, they are highly scratch resistant and durable. But the surface is not indestructible and any stone can be damaged by sharp or metal objects. We strongly recommend the use of a cutting board to avoid damage to your Talostone® surface.

Cleaning Agents to Avoid

All Talostone® surfaces are engineered to the highest chemical resistance levels available. However, strong chemicals and solvents may permanently damage the stone. We do not recommend the use of any strong caustic chemical cleaners. If your Talostone® surface is accidentally exposed to such chemicals, rinse the area immediately with clean water to neutralise the effect.

Talostone® Cream Cleanser can be purchased from Talostone® City Experience Centre – Sydney at 1/1 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW 2017 or ordered online directly from Talostone® official website of Talostone.com.au.

For more information of Care and Maintenance on Talostone® surface, please contact Talostone® for further assistance.