Fugen™ quartz worktop care and maintenance

Fugen™ is a hardwearing worktop material that’s stain, scratch, heat and impact resistant, making your quartz worktop care effortless.

Simply follow the instructions below to keep your worktop in top shape.

How to clean Fugen™ quartz worktops

General cleaning
To clean Fugen™ quartz, wipe it with hot, soapy water and a cloth. Then rinse it with hot water and dry it with a cloth.

Removing aggressive stains
Fugen™ quartz is stain-resistant but not stain-proof. Therefore, some substances left on the surface for extended periods may take more effort to remove. So, for stubborn marks, use a mild cleaner such as Bar Keepers Friend or The Pink Stuff and a non-abrasive sponge or cloth.

Do not use the following chemicals
Strong acidic or alkali products, solvents and highly abrasive cleaners, such as oven cleaners, can cause severe damage to Fugen™ quartz. So, if any of these chemicals come into contact with your worktop, rinse away immediately with water.

Don’t use specialist worktop cleaning products
Many specialist worktop cleaners claim to enhance shine and protect your work surface. However, when it comes to stone worktops, we recommend you don’t use these. This is because they can lead to a build-up of chemicals on the surface that can damage your worktop over time.

How to care for quartz worktops

Protect the surface from hot temperatures
Fugen™ quartz is heat-resistant but not heat-proof, and the thermal shock of sudden temperature changes could cause the surface to crack. Therefore, we recommend you always place hot saucepans, baking trays, deep fat fryers etc., on a hot pad or trivet.

Avoid scratches
Although Fugen™ quartz is scratch-resistant, it’s not scratch-proof. So, while it will withstand everyday scratches and scrapes, we recommend using a chopping board when cutting with sharp knives. Also, take care to never apply force to the worktop with any metal object, such as throwing keys on the surface or using a screwdriver.