Care & Maintenance

How to maintain Staron

Material that can be kept cean with simple maintenance

Unlike natural stone, Staron, which is non-porous on the surface,
can be kept clean for a long time with simple actions, and is easy to repair.

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  • Ordinary care
    • Wipe the surface of the product using a smooth cloth or sponge and soapy water or some neutral detergent and then dry it completely
    • Contamination on Staron surface should be wiped before it dries
    • If hard water is used a water stain may remain, so please wipe up all the moisture using a smooth cloth.
  • General contaminations
    • If coffee, tea, juice or vinegar is spilled, wipe it up using a smooth cloth or sponge with some neutral detergent, clean the surface of Staron with warm water a few times, and then dry it.
    • If an oily product is spilled, wipe it using a smooth cloth with ammoniac cleaner, clean the surface of Staron with warm water a few times, and then dry it.
  • Notes
    • More caution is needed for the products with dark colours or high surface gloss as they can show scratches more easily than bright-coloured products.
    • Metallic materials such as the blade of a knife, which is a harder material that Staron, can cause scratches on the product’s surface so please use a cutting board to cut things.
    • For deep scratches or burns on the surface, please consult the repair centre.
Precautions while using the product

Staron can be damaged if used in severe conditions, so please observe the notes below.

  • The use of wax containing some abrasive or acid detergent could damage the surface of the product. Please clean with water and a neutral detergent.
  • Fermented food (e.g. kimchi) or a solvent such as paint thinner could discolour the product.
    Please clean the surface as soon as it is contaminated.
  • Severe impact or excessive weight might damage the product.
  • Use of a knife right on the product, or touching it with any sharp products might damage or scratch the product
  • Direct contact with hot containers might cause discolouration, damage or deformation of the product. Please use a soft cloth at all times.

Test general chemical resistance of finishing materials by bringing the reagent into contact with the surface of the product for 16 hours and observing the change in the surface. The results of the tests with various reagents are categorised into 2 groups as below. However, as chemical resistance is closely related not only to the kinds of reagents, but also to the time of the contact, we recommend sample tests before use for safety.

  • Step 01

    The following reagents can be removed with a soft, wet cloth and neutral detergent, and do not affect the surface of the product.

    acetic acid (10%), acetone, ammonia, ammonium hydroxide (5, 28%), amyl acetate, amyl alcohol, ballpoint pen, benzene, bleach, blood, body conditioner, carbon disulfide, carbon tetrachloride, citric acid, xylene, uric acid, calcium thiocyanate, cigarette (nicotine, tar), coffee, edible oil, cottonseed oil, copper ammonia, dishwasher detergents, ethanol, pencil lead, ethyl acetate, ether, formaldehyde, gasoline, grape juice, marker pen, lipstick, nail polish, hexane, hair dye, kitchen detergent, hydrochloric acid (20, 30, 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 sulphite, soy sauce, green tea, toluene, urea (6%), grape vinegar, wine, zinc chloride, watercolour, tomato juice, sulfuric acid (25, 33, 60%), sugar, sodium hydroxide (5, 10, 25, 40%)

  • Step 02

    The following reagents require sanding for complete removal. Take caution not to bring these into contact with the product for a long time, or too often.

    Acetic acid (90, 98%), acid pipe detergent, chlorobenzene, chloroform (100%), cresol, nitric acid (25, 30, 70%), ethyl acetate, phenol (40, 85%), hydrofluoric acid (48%), dioxane, phosphoric acid (75, 90%), sulfuric acid (77, 96%), trichloroacetic acid, glacial acetic acid, furfural, methylene chloride products (paint remover, brush cleaner, metal scavenger)