The Onyx Collection is a luxurious line of bathroom fixtures and accessories, made from natural stone and engineered to provide years of beauty and durability. Onyx is a unique material, with a combination of strength and softness that makes it ideal for use in the bathroom. To ensure that your Onyx products continue to look their best, it’s important to follow some basic dos and don’ts when it comes to maintenance and care. Here are some of them…
Do: Use a gentle cleaner
One of the most important things you can do to care for your Onyx products is to use a gentle cleaner. Harsh chemicals, such as bleach or ammonia, can damage the surface of the stone and cause discoloration. Instead, opt for a mild soap and water solution, or a cleaner specifically formulated for Onyx. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using any type of cleaner, and avoid using abrasive sponges or scrubbing pads which can scratch the surface.
Do: Wipe up spills immediately
To prevent stains from setting into the surface of your Onyx products, wipe up any spills as soon as they occur. This is especially important for acidic liquids like lemon juice or vinegar, which can etch the surface if left to sit for too long. If a spill does occur, clean it up immediately with a soft cloth or sponge, and dry the surface thoroughly to prevent water spots and streaks.
Do: Regularly reseal the surface
Onyx is a porous material, which means it can absorb liquids and stains over time. To protect your Onyx products and keep them looking their best, it’s important to reseal the surface every 12-18 months. This will create a barrier that helps to prevent staining and keep the Onyx looking shiny and new.
Do: Use a soft cloth for cleaning
When cleaning your Onyx products, be sure to use a soft cloth or sponge to avoid scratching the surface. Avoid using steel wool or other abrasive materials that could damage the Onyx. Instead, opt for a soft, microfiber cloth that will gently clean and protect the surface.
Do: Clean up soap scum regularly
Soap scum can build up on the surface of Onyx, making it look dull and dingy. To avoid this, clean up soap scum regularly with a squeegee or a specialized cleaner designed to remove soap scum. This will help to maintain the shine and beauty of your Onyx products, and keep them looking great for years to come.
Do: Use coasters for drinks
To protect your Onyx countertops or surfaces from water rings and stains, use coasters for drinks. This will help to prevent liquid from seeping into the surface of the Onyx and causing damage. It’s also a good idea to wipe up any spills immediately to prevent them from setting into the stone.
Do: Avoid exposing Onyx to direct sunlight
Exposure to direct sunlight can cause fading and discoloration of Onyx over time. To prevent this, it’s best to avoid placing Onyx products in direct sunlight or near windows that receive a lot of sun. If you need to place an Onyx product in a sunny location, consider using window treatments like blinds or curtains to protect it from the sun.
Don’t: Use acidic cleaners
Acidic cleaners, such as vinegar or lemon juice, can cause etching on the surface of Onyx, dulling its appearance over time. Instead, use a pH-neutral cleaner specifically designed for natural stone. This will help to protect the surface of your Onyx products and keep them looking their best for years to come.
Don’t: Place hot items directly on the surface
Onyx is a heat-resistant material, but it’s important to avoid placing hot items directly on the surface. This can cause thermal shock, which can crack or damage the stone. Instead, use a trivet or hot pad to protect the surface of your Onyx products and extend their life.
Don’t: Use abrasive materials
Abrasive materials, such as steel wool or abrasive sponges, can cause scratches and damage to the surface of Onyx. To keep your Onyx products looking their best, avoid using abrasive materials when cleaning or polishing the surface. Instead, opt for a soft cloth.
In conclusion, Onyx is a beautiful and durable material that adds a touch of luxury to any bathroom. By following these dos and don’ts, you can ensure that your Onyx products continue to look their best for years to come. Whether you’re using a gentle cleaner, avoiding harsh chemicals or protecting surfaces from direct sunlight, taking care of your Onyx products is an investment in the beauty and longevity of your bathroom.
SMC Construction can answer your questions about The Onyx Collection; Call 763-400-0251 for more info.