How to Care for Your Natural Stone & Quartz Countertops During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Many people are concerned about cleaning the surfaces in their homes to ensure their own safety and the well-being of their families.

Sealing Natural Stone Countertops

Natural stone is porous and needs to be sealed in order to prevent stains and the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew from absorbing into the surface. 

MORE™ Surface Care has introduced a new penetrating sealer, MORE™ Premium Plus Stone Sealer with built-in antimicrobial protection. This new sealer will stop food and beverages from staining the surface and will also inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. 

Applying the sealer is simple and can be easily done by a homeowner. The water-based formula has little odor and can be applied in about 1 hour.

When cared for properly, the sealer can last up to 10 years.

 

 

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Bacteria and viruses double every 20 minutes on an untreated surface. Built-in Antimicrobial protection from MORE™ inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew.

 

Cleaning Natural Stone and Quartz Countertops

We recommend that you use a neutral pH cleaner to clean your countertop surfaces.

MORE™ Stone & Quartz Cleaner + Protector has been reformulated and now offers even better performance. The product now has an antimicrobial feature that compliments the MORE™ Premium Plus Stone Sealer. It can also be used on countertops that have not been sealed with MORE™ Premium Plus Stone Sealer or countertop surfaces that are made of quartz (engineered stone).

Each time you clean with MORE™ Stone & Quartz Cleaner + Protector, you not only remove grime and dirt, but you also reinforce the original sealer while adding antimicrobial protection. It’s truly a 3-in-1 cleaner. 

  • Streak Free 
  • Gently Dissolves Grease and Grime
  • Built-in Antimicrobial Protection 
  • Reinforces Stain Resistance

 Disinfecting Natural Stone and Quartz Countertops

There is a wide range of sanitizing and disinfecting products on the market. It’s challenging to find one that will clean and kill germs without damaging the surface, the sealer, or both.

Disinfecting Granite:

MORE™ Disinfectant Cleaner is a safe way to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including COVID-19, Staph, E. coli, MRSA, Salmonella, and Strep that may find their way onto your granite countertop surfaces. This product can also be used to clean and disinfect most other surfaces throughout your home.  THIS PRODUCT  WILL LAUNCH AT THE END OF MAY AND BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLY ON-LINE INITIALLY.

  • Safer Formula Based on Hydrogen Peroxide 
  • No Rinsing Required
  • EPA-Registered Formula
  • DO NOT use MORE™ Disinfectant Cleaner on Marble, Limestone or Travertine Surfaces

Disinfecting Marble, Limestone & Travertine Surfaces:

Because marble, limestone, and travertine are susceptible to etching we simply recommend using a solution of 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol) to kill germs on your marble surfaces. Continue to use MORE™ Stone & Quartz Cleaner + Protector to clean and reinforce the original sealer.

Quartz Surfaces (Engineered Stone):

Quartz surfaces seldom require sealing. Clean with MORE™ Stone & Quartz Cleaner + Protector. And Disinfect using MORE™ Disinfectant Cleaner.

For more information about proper care and maintenance of natural stone and quartz surfaces please visit us at www.moresurfacecare.com or call us at 844-404-MORE (6673).