It contains zero harsh detergents that can leave your quartz surfaces looking hazy and dull if used improperly. Great customer service and product delivered quicker than expected.

Highly recommended for anyone wanting to maintain the newness look to their shiny quartz counter tops. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to maintain the newness look to their shiny quartz counter tops.

Would You Install A Black Quartz Countertop? Please Help! by houzz.com

The pattern is small, which is what we wanted, but has enough small speckles of browns and cream to keep it from showing every spot, crumb and fingerprint.


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We currently live in a house with black speckled formica kitchen counters & it isn’t bad at all. We have a dark cambria that shows a lot of marks, smudges and whatnot. I have a light colored quartz and literally have to feel to find spills. I wanted something reminiscent of a formica pattern but with more durability, and this fit the bill.

The quartz does not have as much movement as real granite does. It is just hard to really get a feel for the surfaces on a 3 x 3 inch square. When we were trying to decided which way to go, we checked out our friends’ new black granite counters.

It does wipe clean easily with windex or 409 but you may not want the work. It showed every bit of dust and fingerprints within minutes of cleaning. It also depends on if you are looking for an almost solid black or black mixed with other colors. Of course, it’s hard to get a read based on just a 3″x3″ sample, so you may need to find showrooms where your proposed colors are displayed on a larger scale. You need to find something that wouldn’t show the prints, and dust.

What Will Remove 100 % Silicone Residue Off Of My Silestone Counter Top? by justanswer.com

Apply a small amount to a clean white cotton cloth and work at a small area as a test to see how it does. Do not expose to heat, spark or flame and keep the area well ventilated. If you are talking about a silicone liquid sealer then you have a bigger problem. I am not talking about a liquid sealer just caulking some how the oils in it have left spots where it was wiped and their finger prints if i wipe it with soap and water it just beads off of the spots. Unfortunately, the material wasn’t polished during fabrication and it has a very dull finish.

What will remove 100 % silicone residue off of my silestone counter top?



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A flat safety razor blade could be used to very carefully slide the blade at a very close to flat angle, very softly, to remove the silicone. I need something stronger since it is their i read silicone has a oil in it and it takes some kind of degreaser product to remove the oil left behind. If you have fear go to the edge where it joins a wall and test a small spot.

There are several areas of paint splatter on them that cannot be removed by rubbing. What is best way to remove and replace it? would some kind of caulking be a better solution? Is it possible to drill small holes to hang items to decorate the rooms.

Cleaning Silestone Quartz Countertop Any Help Appreciated by chowhound.com

Standard household cleaners (or a soapy rag) seem to work just fine on our dark grey caesarstone. It just works, with no repeated wiping to remove streaks and smudges. Wipe with a clean microfiber towel for perfectly streak-free results. I did clean one area with baking soda as an abrasive once to get something off the kids got on it and it changed the texture a little, so don’t do that.

The house we moved into has dark granite counters and it shows every streak, print or smudge. Even my surf white granite (black and white) will show prints when the light slants across it. But nowhere near as bad as the house we rented with dark brown granite, for sure.

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I use it on my polished granite and on my induction range’s glass top.

Silestone Countertops by sile-stone.com

This collection reinvents the bathroom thanks to the custom-made large format concept so that pieces are manufactured to adapt to the space and create areas with very few pieces and in one material. If you would like to put hot articles or heat-producing devices onto the tops, use a corresponding mat. If you do, add a sealant or wax, the surface will lose its brilliance. Critical factors to assess include the overall budget, how long you expect to stay in your home and what type of kitchens are in other houses in your neighborhood. Also, alder wood, in lieu of cherry or maple, can bring savings on cabinetry. Stay away from decorative accent pieces that are priced per single piece.

Although, you may not be using the best cleaner, which may solve the issue. They realized that they both had a passion for kids with disabilities.

The large format pieces mean that the joints are practically invisible, providing improved visual continuity and hygiene. Silestone wash basins can be installed in sizes ranging from 60cm x 90cm to 60cm x 280cm; and the shower trays from the bathroom collection can measure up to a width of 130 cm and a length of 75 cm to 200 cm. Smooth surface can be wiped easily, so there is no need to seal or wax the silestone surface. Stains can be removed with a common household cleaner and a soft sponge.



How To Clean Quartz Stone Countertop Remove Stains Caesarstone Stone Granite Marble Quartz | Duration 1 Minutes 50 Seconds

You can also use a liquid scouring agent or limescale remover.

It performs extraordinarily against stains and is soft and very nice to touch with total color consistency and quality. It’s not only where we cook and eat, but where friends and family gather, children do homework and daily chores are organized and completed. Before you begin, especially in today’s shaky economy, it’s imperative to select the correct level of remodeling for what you need now, with an eye on your home’s future resale value. With a more extensive and expensive renovation, returns fall to the 50 percent to 60 percent range.

If you are a gourmet cook, you will probably want to splurge on professional-grade appliances. Subway tile, a classic with enduring appeal, provides a crisp look.

DIY Granite Countertop Cleaner by andreadekker.com

They have white flecks that mirror the cabinets, brown that ties in with the floor, black for the island, and a tan/beige that picks up on the wall color. You could contact the company who installed your granite and ask them specifically. I told her not to fill her home with unknown chemicals, but she just never listens to me. You definitely helped me a lot to choose the right granite! Have you experienced this with your’s and do you have any tips? Vinegar helps but it takes a stronger acid to really do a good job. You just scrape lightly with the blade at a 45 degree-ish angle. The best part about this recipe is that you can spot-clean the countertop and it doesn’t show.

Enjoy the lovely kitchen- where happy memories and beautiful aromas are created. A funny thing— chocolate chips tend to blend in with these counter tops, if you drop them!

Plus, if the light shines just right, there are some metallic flecks that work with our stainless appliances. I should also mention that you can use straight dish soap and water — like when you’re filling up the sink to wash dishes. However, if you have black or white granite, soap and water could leave streaks. It’s a quick, simple, and frugal way to clean any granite surface! Clorox makes one specifically for kitchens — you might look into that?

I love them and clean them every day, so thanks a lot for this alternative!



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I just posted this a reader question on my facebook page so hopefully some others will have a few ideas. I use a single edge razor blade to scrape off the minerals from time to time.

Cloudy Blotches On Silestone Countertop by countertopspecialty.com

The countertop is about 3yrs old and the problem started after about one year.

There really isn’t a good reason or explanation why the countertop would suddenly change or “develop” a problem after a year. Many treated city water supplies are slightly acidic and can do damage over time to certain surfaces. So, maybe the water or some type of soap or chemical you are using (not all soaps are “mild”). It’s not going to happen in that many cases, but when it does it’s nice to have some options other than live with it or tear it out. I would not call it stains, but there is spotting left behind after sponging the countertops. I don’t believe we ‘accidentally’ used a chemical that left the marks behind. Kitchen countertops get lots of abuse and next to impossible to always be vigilant. Quartz can have a film applied to protect the surface during transport. The installer already tried to replace the slabs, but the second, supposedly “new and improved that would not have the same problems version” was worse. They can’t be seen in normal daylight, but are very obvious when the stovetop light is on.

It is a very potent product and should not be used on or around countertop surfaces. We have only used a buffer cloth with warm, slightly soapy water to clean it. After that, we were extremely careful with the countertop, literally wiping up every small spill or drop of liquid as soon as it happened. I was recently told that spots can be buffed out but the manufacturer nor installer will send someone out.


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And if it was from chemical damage then it would not simply vanish. Also, not likely something that was on the surface and was cleaned off. Only the fabricated edges can be polished, and even then they don’t match the surface but its hard to tell because they sit at a different angle from the top surface. Do not let anyone polish the surface of your quartz counter tops! It is not like a stain or a specific mark and can really be seen when the sunlight hits it. I have never used any cleaner except the natural stone cleaner or windex.

Any other suggestions that you have heard from other customers that have not posted on this blog would be helpful. It could be marks from polishing, but if you don’t like the results, then don’t accept it.

Inspect closely and from far away, in various light and different angles and see what you think. For this reason and because quartz countertops are 90% natural stone, we recommend treating quartz like granite and using only quality natural stone cleaners on quartz countertops. However, when the seam was buffed, it left a hazy swath centered over the seam and about five inches wide. He came back to work on it today, and just made it worse – wider area of haziness with some slightly shinier steaks. Some quartz finishes can’t really be duplicated outside the factory. Silestone color as the lighter and especially white quartz countertop colors are the most prone to damage or staining. Some granites can be very porous (mostly whites) and even though sealing will essentially eliminate risk of stains, it’s better to choose a granite that isn’t too porous.

Of course, some granites are very dense, never need a sealer and won’t stain.

And you have many granite choices with minimal movement so it won’t look too busy. We have been ridiculously careful with the countertop and have barely used it. I lifted my drainboard and behold, a huge area of white specks had developed. Why in the world would anybody who paid an arm, leg and torso for their expensive countertop use a harsh chemical to clean it!



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Every single countertop material has its strong points and weaknesses. Based on your description it sounds a lot like a hard water problem. It will leave them shiny, but also harsh enough to cause dullness over time. The dark splotches you see on the newly installed quartzite may be stains from the adhesive leaching through to the surface. Everyone talked me out of granite because of the stain and care required for it. I would never recommend quartz countertops unless you want a real dull finish.

On the vast majority of granite countertops staining is a non-issue. It also has some texture in some areas, but in others is smooth to the touch. Are these defects or these inconsistencies are just normal? Both sets have had multiple parallel faint gray streaks that are evenly spaced. If all of the subsurface damage is not removed, the surface may look superficially polished out while it is still capable of absorbing fluids.

The soft binding material in the synthetic quartz countertop surfaces probably adds to the problem. I think that there is something in the water that is leaving these marks behind so we are now careful to wipe up any water on the counter immediately with a dry towel. Dish soap will streak and it will build up causing dullness and a general shoddy appearance. The counters are almost solid grey and the finish seems to be etched by water, fingertips and everything else that comes in contact with the surface. Silestone several times, tried their suggestion of applying vinegar and baking soda compound to the areas, but this did not work.

Called them back, told them we don’t use anything other than normal gentle soap and water for wiping down the surface, so why the problem? Silestone distributor for obvious reasons) was at the house today to lay the template. I eat the 5-6 grand we spent for the counters 6 years ago and put granite in the kitchen or live with it? But it also could be that this countertop color is particularly susceptible to chemicals or even acidic foods/drinks. We had the installers come out and they used denaturalized alcohol and took the cloudiness out instantly.

All damage to any surface is due to something done to it by someone. Quartz countertops do not etch really, but again chemicals can damage it. For all intents and purposes, typical performance is the same when comparing daily use of granite vs. Silestone and quartz countertops are still excellent, but that’s a big advantage. You can see the pattern from the sponge all over the countertop. We have used the same sponge brand and same mild cleaning agent sprayed on the counter for wiping down the counter.

White quartz is the most susceptible to stains of all quartz countertop colors. Number two does occur with granite but not really known to be an issue with quartz countertops.

Sometimes things get spilled or set on the surface that can cause a problem. The installer sent their expert out twice to try to remove the hand print from the island, but nothing he used worked. We did get to inspect the second slab and the installer agreed that it was worse and did not bring it out. If you look at them closely, it seems like there’s are tiny cracks in them. I posted on here some time back that my new quartz had cloudy blotches. Four weeks later and our countertop is speckled with cloudy white marks and streaks – not one or two, but over 20!

Well the little spots that were driving me crazy are now huge spots. But now we have a large white cloudy square right above where the dishwasher is installed.

Without inspecting this in person it would be difficult to say if there is a direct cause or not and/or how it may have happened. About three hours later it seemed to be fading away on its own! However, chemical damage on quartz countertops usually looks dull or whitish. Logically, it would be there and then completely gone once cleaned. And if you have had a company do that, request them to change your counter tops, they have likely ruined them. However, if the surface looks good (no visible circles) when dry, then likely not an issue. The countertop will only be wet when cleaning for a few moments, so if it looks good dry, then why worry about it? The installers indicated that they had experienced the same issues before. Silestone in a kitchen or bathroom where it may come in contact with chemicals. Within time my counter also developed white dull spots that look awful!

I did a small test area, then a whole section near the sink where the cloudy patches were most evident. Quartz countertops in general along with many (but not all) granite countertops are the very best performing materials for a kitchen countertop. They are nowhere near the sink area and, in fact, are in “low use” dry areas. It is a fact that many common chemicals and cleaners can cause discoloration on quartz countertops. Doing so will eliminate any possibility of cleaner damage and keep your quartz as clean and shiny as possible. The installer did a very fine seam and perfectly color matched. This is an investment for us, and in our retired status, will be it. You could potentially have a problem with any type of material or never have a problem with just about any material. Granite is also excellent, but you have to choose wisely here as well. You may still want to seal it, but it will be very stain resistant and granite is rarely damaged by chemicals.

It may be that your quartz surface is having a particular issue that is frustrating.

However, another group has had problems with stains and chemical damage. Hard water deposits can look just like this and occurs most commonly around sinks and faucets. They look a lot like water spills, but of course, they are under the surface. Quartz countertops, on the other hand, are a manufactured surface using crushed stone along with reins.

Such stains may go away, but can be difficult to remove or even permanent in some cases. This quartz countertop has a haze over the entire thing and it looks like the finish bubbled. The idea that granite stains easy and needs re-sealing every 6 months is complete nonsense. Sealing granite is a simple process that only needs to be done 3-5 years on average. ….. However, a newly installed quartz countertop should not look hazy or have surface defects.

As if there some very thin grooves between the little quartz stones. I have spent a lot of money on a surface that looks so cheap and old! There are small-the size of an eraser top-dull circles in several areas. It looks like roller marks that would be made, if it had been on an assembly line. First time they were on the island piece and now they are on both pieces to the right and left of the sink. No spots, dull places-still looks just like it did the day it was installed. It is essentially a polish but works very well and you can use it on many other surfaces. I noticed a couple of cloudy spots right in the middle of the counter. After the surface is ground, it takes many hours of polishing to remove the subsurface damage that occurs during grinding. When these fluids evaporate, they leave behind whatever was dissolved in them behind.

I suspect the coarse pattern in most granites covers up the problem. It is like the shiny finish is worn away, and streaks are very noticeable. I am trying to find a professional to re-seal it, but no luck so far. You don’t apply a stone sealer to a surface that isn’t porous enough to take the sealer.

The dullness on the shower surround may just be soap scum or hard water, which is very difficult to remove without the correct cleaner. Way better than the old method mixing epoxy and color-matching, etc. It streaks when you wipe it, looks blotchy in places and looks terrible. We have never used anything on it for cleaning other the natural dish soap, rinse with water and try wipe smooth with microfiber clothes. Many stone companies recommend dish soap because most soap will not harm stone, so it is a “safe” recommendation. You should be using a good stone cleaner like these granite & quartz countertop cleaners, which cleans very well, doesn’t build up and dries streak-free.

They are about 3 yrs old now and look worn and dull – especially on a sunny day when all glass rings and “clouds” are visible in bright light. That’s why we choose quartz countertops over granite for this kitchen, but this time, it was a big mistake. The problem so far has been only on the counter where our sink is located and where we do most of the food preparation. Actually the spots are easy to see when looking at the countertop from an angle with sunlight or overhead spotlights. After contacting our installer/dealer, we also were told that we must have damaged our countertops with chemicals, as you stated, “no way”. They said it might have been residue from when the plumber came to reconnect our sink.

How To Remove Stains From Caesarstone Benchtops Or Any Stone by stonebenchtopcleaner.com.au

Therefore everything you need for cleaning any stone benchtop in one handy kit. Removes tough stains with ease without the need for harsh chemicals or scrubbers, without fear of damaging your polish & shine. This creates a surface free from all contaminants, fingerprinting and staining. Modern quartz stone benchtops may contain quartz but are held together with polymers, not fused together by heat and pressure from molten lava.

Allow the sprayed area to stand for 5-10 second to help lift stains, grime & germs. Refer to our care & cleaning essenitals for stone and quartz on page 5 for further details. All of our cleaning products are suitable for all brands and all finishes.

Simply put it in with your normal machine wash on any cycle or setting. This is due to fact most off the shelf cleaners contain sodium salt (caustic sodium hydroxide) and/or detergents. Sodium salts, because of their caustic nature, are hard to remove once embedded into the stone surface. If the stain has lightened or mostly be removed repeat steps 1 to 4 until stain is removed. These products on any quartz surface causes them to dull, streak and show fingerprints.

Hence an effective and versatile stone / caesarstone cleaner made from biodegradable and food safe ingredients. Our stone power cleaner formula is 100% food & stone safe, free from harsh chemicals, fumes and is environmentally friendly. Hence all our products are a true stone benchtop cleaner / caesarstone cleaner for every stone type including quartz stone , granite & marble. Professional ready to use everyday stone benchtop spot & stain remover. As a direct result effortless cleaning will be obtained whilst using 75% less chemicals and environmental pollutants. Filp the cloth to a clean side and buff off for a streak, germ free shine and polish.

It will help you resolve any issues with any stains (refer to pages 14-17). Allow the sprayed area to stand for 30 seconds to help lift stains, grime & germs. Matte, suede or honed finishes are no harder to look after than a polished surface with the use of our cleaning products. These types of ingredients common in most off the shelf cleaners will dull the surface or will result in discolouration and yellowing overtime. These liquids help penetrate the stain into the surface making it almost impossible to remove with off the shelf cleaning products. If you have a brownish circle or part of a circle stain that has not been removed by the above steps, it most likely is burn damage not a stain.

Biometric Mythbusters: Can You Alter Fingerprints To Hide Identity? by veridiumid.com

From comic books to movies, individuals who change their identities often remove or permanently change their fingerprints in one way or another. One of the first things a crime scene investigation unit will do is “dust” a crime scene for fingerprints, and popular media has adopted this as a common trope, with nearly every crime solved by fingerprints during one series or another of modern television crime dramas. From black powder to superglue fumes, a variety of methods can be deployed to identify and capture a fingerprint off of a surface, but these techniques can all be affected by environment – meaning it’s rather difficult to “dust for prints” in a crowded coffee shop or shopping mall. Furthermore, this strategy only changes the fingerprint, it doesn’t remove it entirely.

The condition causes the skin on the palms and soles of the feet to swell and peel, resulting in a complete loss of identifying prints.

If you were to truly damage the tips of your fingers enough to heavily alter or remove the prints, you’d also suffer from a severe loss of sensation in them, affecting the sense of touch and fine motor control. Furthermore, as biometric technology advances, we are finding new, more accurate ways of identifying individuals every day.

However, it wasn’t until the 1800s that the unique characteristics that differentiate one person’s’ fingerprints from another’s were classified and documented. Many of these processes are temporary, or extremely painful, but the concept has stuck. And even when they are, it is likely that the perpetrator isn’t in any law enforcement databases unless they are a repeat offender. Furthermore, the act of lifting someone’s prints is time-consuming and incredibly difficult to do outside of a lab, not to mention expensive. The digital age has made it much easier for criminals to use someone else’s fingerprints. However, this process is still time-consuming and requires access to the actual device to accomplish. However, when you take a look at some of the possible techniques to do so, the options quickly dwindle. This would require cutting or burning it enough to create a permanent scar that mars the entire surface of the fingertip, which would be quite painful when done at home.

This means it is still a unique identifier, it would just need to be updated in any databases where your fingerprints are stored. However, police were still able to eventually identify him using prints taken from the sides of his fingers. Of course, there is more to removing your fingerprints than the pain. Imagine trying to use your smartphone without being able to feel the screen, or not being able to sense hot or cold on your fingertips? For many, it simply wouldn’t be worth it, especially when wearing a pair of gloves offers nearly the same benefits. From palm vein patterns to iris recognition, it won’t be long before law enforcement expand their biometric identification methods to avoid common criminals altering their fingerprints.

Proper Care Maintenance Of New Kitchen by kitchenmagic.com

One of the many benefits of maintenance-free cabinet doors is how easy they are to clean and keep looking like new. Because each of our wooden cabinet doors is hand stained with the highest quality finish, they also bring a custom look to every kitchen. Because your cabinets are used daily, they are open to a lot of dirt and grime from hands opening and closing the doors, and from grease that spills over from the stove. For minor spills and everyday dirt, a simple solution of two parts water to one part mild dish soap will remove the spill.

Let the paste sit on the stain for a minute, and then gently remove with a paper towel or a clean, soft cloth. Its nonporous surface makes it bacteria resistant—giving mold no place to grow! For small spills or simple cleaning, just wet a soft, cotton cloth with clean, warm water and gently clean your countertop.

Stay away from abrasive sponges that you may use for scrubbing pots and pans. Simply use a clean, damp cotton cloth to wipe up any spills, and some mild soap or dish detergent for the tougher stains. Be sure to properly and thoroughly dry the surface with a soft, cotton cloth. Some of the more stubborn everyday stains may disappear after several cleanings or some time has passed. Always use a cutting board when preparing food with a knife, and place all hot items under a trivet before placing on your countertop. To remove this contact adhesive, clean with a non-abrasive cotton cloth and an adhesive solvent. For stubborn or stuck-on stains, just let the cleaner soak for ten minutes before wiping up with a cotton cloth.

For everyday quick care of your countertop, simply wipe down with a clean, dry cotton cloth. Place hot pots and pans on a trivet first, and use a cutting board for food preparation including a knife. The more stubborn stains, like coffee or tea, can be cleaned up using a mild household cleaner and a soft bristled brush. If a stain is refusing to leave, a paste made from baking soda and water can applied onto your countertop and scrubbed with a soft bristle brush.

It is manmade and created by blending together pure acrylic resin with natural minerals. Corian solid surface countertops are durable and affordable, making them a wonderful choice for the busy homeowner on a budget. For the more stuck-on stains and spills, you can use an ammonia-based household cleaner. This makes it the premier choice for countertop materials, offering a countertop surface that is durable, practical and carefree. Use a cutting board when you prepare food with a knife and keep a trivet underneath hot items.

We call our laminate doors maintenance-free for a reason: they’re made to be easy to care for. To keep your wood doors looking like new for years to come, it’s important to routinely wipe them down with a clean, soft cloth.

You may wish to purchase a natural wood cleaner to keep your doors clean and healthy. If the stain has been sitting for some time, and you can’t clean it off with soapy water, try making a loose paste with baking soda and water. If you’d like some extra help, you can use a mild soap or dish detergent to help lift the stuck-on spill. Also, do not clean your countertops with anything other than a soft, cotton cloth. Avoid damaging your countertop by taking the necessary precautions, such as using a cutting board while preparing your food with a knife. Laminates can offer a high-end look at an affordable price, and boast durability and impact-resistant materials.

If you couldn’t get to the spill in time, or the stain is a little more stuck-on, you can use a mild household cleaner. If excessive amounts of water are left on the counters, especially near the seams, water can penetrate beneath the surface and cause the countertop to swell. Sometimes new laminate countertops can have residual glue that causes a streaky appearance on the surface. Although this is not a substitute for regular cleaning, it does make cleaning that much easier, and provide you with peace of mind.

For routine cleaning, a clean cloth or sponge and some warm, soapy water will remove most spills and stains easily. Be careful not to exert too much force while scrubbing—baking soda is a low abrasive, but can cause permanent damage to your counters. Always use a cutting board when preparing food with a knife, and place a trivet underneath any hot items before placing them on your counter. Use a cutting board when preparing food with a knife, and place all hot items on a trivet before setting down on your countertop.

Silestone Quartz Surfaces by complaintsboard.com

Jimenez stated would not cover “cracks due to structural movement, settlement of your home, building etc. After a year of use, it showed circle marks everywhere and it is completely cloudy. Apparantly all problems are because of something that the homeowner did to the countertop. Their installer did an improper job and their representative gave us the run-around. We where told by the representative that the countertop is so hard it will dull your knives, yet about a week ago when unloading the dishwasher we accidentally hit the counter with a glass “glass” and the glass is fine but the countertop chipped. It looks beautiful until we realized that it was scratched (days after the installation).

She said my health was not worth their millions and since then, we are always telling people about our experience and how bad they are. This sileston surface was suppose to be right under a diamonds in hardness. I would not buy silestone if you are looking for new kitchen surfaces. That lasted a few weeks then the crack returned but we have not been able to get the installer back. He wanted to put in a new countertop that we would pay for since he said it would be impossible to match the rest of the counter if he only replaced the cracked piece. Like all the other posters we have not done anything to create these problems other than normal usage of a countertop. In my opinion, this crack is due to the sharp corners of the cutout instead of the installer radiusing the corners.

Has anyone out there experienced a crack coming off a cooktop corner? Silestone is of course not returning even their calls, so we’ll see.

I removed it, a circular sparkly glass crystal ring was left behind.

Of course the installer, who they recommened, said that was not the case and asked if we placed hot items on the counter. Just noticed a crack coming from a sharp angle where two pieces meet. Does anyone have any experience with the crack being filled? Needless to say the spot could not be removed and further examination with a bright light indicated that it was in fact, no ordinary spot. The counter-top has never been exposed to any of the conditions that would void the warranty. I tried explained once again that it was not a spot that could be removed by mere cleaning. They actually “sanded” them away and told me the top isn’t just a “finish” but goes all the way through.

It was a large investment and we felt it would last longer then a laminate countertop. The installer said not to worry about the initial chip in the countertop and said we had the ten year warranty to do anything about it. Our house was fifteen years old when the countertop was installed and this would not be an issue. We have placed no heated objects on our countertop, however, one crack is close to the dishwasher.

The product has made my once beautiful kitchen into an eyesore. We had a large area of counter unsupported behind the sink and the installer propped it with two “sticks” (1/2 x 1/2) thinking we would never see it. We where also told that the warranty does not cover chips! To make this very long story short, it is almost a year and they have not cover the warranty. I was furious and ready to go the stone off my counters, and take it to smash it in their customer care desk, but my wife stop me and we left it like that. We lose no opportunity to tell everyone that is willing to hear it. If they will not agree to honor these specified issues in writing, check with a different store. I am grateful for this since the cracks have extended across the counter and it now catches dirt and shows more. He came looked and discovered another crack that would now require them to replace the entire countertop. I work with a lot of attorneys and feel that we could find someone willing to tackle this issue.

Silestone says it isn’t a manufacturing defect and not there problem. The other three corners are fine but all four corners were cut in with very sharp corners.

Someone is going to replace this thing or give me my money back! It seems the heat softened the binding agent and the glass crystals raised to the surface. I discovered other less-pronounced semi-circles of glass crytals around the kitchen. Silestone sent out a rep who then told us that it was not properly shimmed. The installer said it could be repaired by making the crack larger, drilling a hole at the end of the crack and filling it all with epoxy. I am inclined to have them replace the entire piece but it might be a noticable difference in colors due to age factor. And it wasn’t going to be removed by normal cleaning procedures recommended by the manufacturer. The spot is void of surface material, lacks the sheen of the surrounding polished surface, and appears porous to the touch.

Is It Possible To Remove Your Fingerprints? by quora.com

Adermatoglyphia is a disease where you naturally dont have any, these people have a rough time travelling, and if they get in trouble with the law. You could also do it to your feet, but the databases don’t exist yet and who commits crimes habitually barefoot, and walking would truly be out of the question. Is it possible to predict multiple intelligence levels through fingerprints?

To any trained person the version on the right just doesn’t make sense. Is it possible to get someone’s fingerprints from the picture of a glass with fingerprints on? Can smartphones without a fingerprint scanner collect our fingerprints too?

Preventing Fingerprints On A Black Satin Finish by woodweb.com

I like the look of black finishes but always disliked the smudges that show up. You install a cabinet with black finish and it looks like 40 people had come through groping it. This makes for a nice feel and will eliminate the finger print problem. Pledge on a bunch of stuff that got smudged up and it looked just fine. I am in the process of trying an acrylic floor finish that can be wiped on but not sure how to buff it without getting swirls and such.

I am open to new products and even a wax if it won’t react weird with the waterbased products.

If you just mean you can see lots of fingerprints – well, that’s black for you. Black finishes are notorious for always looking dirty (lint, fingerprints, etc). It’s funny how you can install a cabinet with clear coat and give it a quick wipe and it looks beautiful. Where do you get it and do you spray it on and then buff it? I am guessing that just some mineral spirits would take it off if needed right?

I suggested she remove the beeswax with mineral spirits and it did the job. Try it and you’ll like it and so will your customer when they use it.

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