Arenastone is an engineered stone made from naturally occurring quartz and special resins. It is ideally suited for kitchen and bar surfaces and high traffic flooring.Arenastone is available in slabs 3050x1400mm, in thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm. It is possible to achieve two 700mm wide top runs from a slab. Tiles of Arenastone are available min.12mm thick in modules from 300x300mm up to 600x600mm.
- Maintenance & Care
Arenastone worktops are going through a fantastic increase in sales. This is because of the luxury, style, and durability quartz gives. A perfect kitchen option which is increasing in interest as it offers the appearance of stone without the everyday upkeep commonly associated with natural materials. Quartz is the most durable stone surface option you can buy for a work surface. Granite is exceedingly robust, but as a natural product, it has variations of porosity and ruggedness that is inherent within natural materials, such as you would expect with hardwoods, for example. These are not issues that you would expect within quartz.
Arenastone is a mixture made up of more than 90% natural quartz, which makes it extraordinarily sturdy and practical. Additionally, it comes in a range of different tones of quartz colour, offering a multitude of colour choices from a kitchen top to a total project for a range of furniture. Arenastone is a belief in the future, and due to its strength, Arenastone is going to perform superbly for your project.
The most common mineral on the planet, quartz (aka Silicon Dioxide), offering a huge availability of natural materials to be put to use by implementing recent developments within science to invent quartz as a human made stone possibility. The core material is engineered to be mixed with adhesives and dyes to produce Arenastone worktops. The advantage of this material, over any other is the reality, as is man created the colour is laboratory controlled so you are sure of colour consistency regardless of how many collective worktops will be needed to complete your project.
Engineered Quartz Care and Maintenance
Arenastone engineered quartz surfaces are very easy to maintain and with simple care, will retain its lustre and beauty for many years. For routine cleaning, use a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of mild soap. Once clean, rinse and dry surface thoroughly. Specialized products such as Pulito or specific Quartz surface cleaners can be used to further assist with routine care and maintenance. Please consult your fabricator / supplier for further information.
Removing Difficult Spills
Even though Arenastone resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, wipe up spills as soon as possible. For stubborn or dried spills, use a non abrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite® scrub pad combined with a small amount of mild soap or specialized stone cleaner. For Honed surfaces Astonish can also be used in conjunction with a non abrasive cleaning pad.
Preventing Heat and Other Damage
Although Arenastone is heat resistant it is not heat proof, it is and can still be subject to potential damage when exposed to sudden and extreme temperature changes e.g. hot pans. For this reason, we recommend the use of trivets whenever possible. Arenastone is also scratch resistant, but not scratch proof. Therefore, when using a knife, a chopping board is always recommended.
Avoid exposing any Arenastone quartz surface to chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach or cleansers that contain bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from Arenastone. While casual exposure to alkaline materials will not damage Arenastone, highly alkaline (highpH) cleansers are not recommended when cleaning Arenastone. If any of the substances listed above come into contact with Arenastone, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water