People who enjoy these countertops relish the beauty of products that show the worn patina of age. This means that over time and with use, the countertops will develop a seasoned appearance that is characteristic of the way the material is used. Overall it will appear softer and deeper in tone, with more luster in the areas of heavier use.
These countertops are quite stain-resistant, and they withstand many harsh chemicals so well that they are often used in laboratories. But the materials are not stain-proof. If discoloration does appear, try repeated applications of standing water and vinegar for approximately 15 minutes. With stubborn stains, try a non-abrasive low-alkaline household cleaner and a soft bristle brush for better results. A green pot-scrubbing pad can also be used.
These countertops are heat-resistant to 350 degrees F, a higher rating than many countertops. The material does not need any special protection near stoves. Although a pot of boiling water does not present a problem, it's always wise to use a trivet or a hot pad between the countertop and hot cookware.
Can be sold in WA, OR, CA, IL, NY, NJ, ID, AZ, AR, KY, LA, MT, TX, UT, and VA; cannot be shipped nation-wide.