Simple care to maintain cleanliness
Unlike natural stone, lumastone has a non-porous surface, so it is easy to keep it clean for a long time and simply restore it if damaged.
Wipe the surface with a smooth cloth or sponge with soapy water or neutral detergent, then wipe dry. Dirt from the lumastone surface should be removed before it dries. When using hard water, stains may remain on the surface, so wipe the surface dry with a smooth cloth.
If coffee, tea, juice or vinegar gets on the surface of lumastone, remove the contamination with a smooth cloth or sponge with a neutral detergent, rinse several times with warm water, then wipe dry. If oil products get on the surface of lumastone, remove the contamination with a smooth cloth with ammonia, rinse several times with warm water, then wipe dry.
When handling dark and high-gloss products, it is necessary to be especially careful, since scratches on them are more noticeable than on light products. Metal objects that are harder than lumastone material, such as knife blades, can leave scratches on the surface. Use a cutting board for cutting food. In case of deep scratches or burns on the surface, contact the service center.
Precautions in use
Using lumastone in severe conditions may cause damage. Follow the instructions below.
The use of polishing paste with abrasive or acidic cleaning components can damage the surface. To clean the surface, use water with a neutral detergent.
Some food products or solvents (such as paint thinner) may discolor the surface. Clean the surface immediately after contamination.
Intense exposure or excessive weight can damage the surface.
Cutting products directly on the surface or exposure to any sharp objects can damage the surface or leave scratches on it.
Direct contact with hot containers can lead to discoloration, damage or deformation of the surface. Always use substrates.
During any work, check the overall chemical stability of the coating: apply the reagent to the surface, leave for 16 hours and evaluate the changes in the condition of the surface. Below are 2 groups of reagents according to the results of our tests. However, since chemical resistance is related not only to the type of reagent, but also to the duration of contact, we recommend pre-testing for safety. The following substances can be removed using a soft, damp cloth with a neutral detergent. They do not affect the surface. Acetic acid (10%), acetone, ammonia, ammonia (5 and 28%), amyloacetic ether, amyl alcohol, ballpoint pen, benzene, bleach, blood, body lotion, carbon disulfide, carbon tetrachloride, citric acid, xylene, uric acid, calcium thiocyanate, cigarettes (nicotine, resin), coffee, cooking oil, cottonseed oil, copper ammonia, dishwashing detergents, ethanol, pencil lead, ethyl acetate, ether, formaldehyde, gasoline, grape juice, felt-tip pen, lipstick, nail polish, hexane, hair dye, kitchen detergents, hydrochloric acid (20, 30 and 37%), hydrogen peroxide, iodine, ketchup, lemon juice, methanol, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl orange (1%), methyl red, mustard sauce, naphthalene, olive oil, perchloric acid, shoe polish, sodium sulfate, soy sauce, green tea, toluene, urea (6%), wine vinegar, wine, zinc chloride, watercolor paints, tomato juice, sulfuric acid (25, 33 and 60%), sugar, sodium hydroxide (5, 10, 25 and 40%)
Complete removal of the following substances requires grinding. They should not be in contact with the surface for too long or too often.
Acetic acid (90 and 98%), acidic means for cleaning pipes, chlorobenzene, chloroform
(100%), cresol, nitric acid (25, 30 and 70%), ethyl acetate, phenol (40 and 85%), hydrofluoric acid
(48%), dioxane, orthophosphoric acid (75 and 90%), sulfuric acid (77 and 96%), trichloroacetic acid, anhydrous acetic acid acid, furfural, methylene chloride products (paint removal compounds, brush cleaning agents, metal deoxidizers)