Use & Care
The composition of Curava ensures that your countertop will be low maintenance as well as resistant to scratches and stains. Curava also has excellent heat resistance, but is NOT heat or fracture proof. Using some common sense, your Curava will remain beautiful and durable for many years to come, with virtually no maintenance
Day to day cleaning of Curava requires only a damp cloth, sponge or paper towel. We recommend warm water and a non-abrasive cleanser. Mild soap and water is the best option. For best results clean any food or liquid spills promptly. For dried spills a non- abrasive scrub pad with a mild cleanser such as Formula 409TM should remove the foreign material. While Curava is normally able to resist most household chemicals, avoid products containing bleach or ammonia.
Polishing & Sealing
One of the tremendous benefits of Curava Recycled Glass Surfaces is that it never requires sealing or topical waxes, in order to remain as durable and beautiful as the day it was installed. Because Curava is non-porous, with normal cleaning procedures as stated above, the surface will remain smooth with its original glossy finish. We strongly recommend against using sealants, penetrants or topical treatment under any circumstance.
Curava can be damaged by strong chemicals and solvents; it is extremely durable but it is NOT indestructible. Avoid products that contain bleach, ammonia, trichlorethane or methylene chloride. These chemicals are typical in batteries, paint removers, furniture strippers and tarnish remover. If any agent of this nature comes in contact with your Curava top, immediately flush with water and then clean thoroughly with a diluted vinegar and water solution. If this occurs and a stain appears, get in touch with the installer of your countertop.
Curava may not withstand sustained heat directed on its surface. This includes but is not limited to heat produced by direct transfer of hot pots to the surface, radiant heat from crock pots or electric fry pans, or direct exposure to heat lamps. It is always recommended that a trivet or hot pad be employed to prevent unnecessary heating of the material surface.
Curava is NOT a seamless product. Your countertop will have seams in it where separate components have been joined, and they may be visible. A well-executed seam may be smooth to the touch but also be visible.
As a result of the manufacturing process, small voids may appear on the surface of Curava, approximately the size of a pin head. Typical depths of these voids are less than 1 mm and do not affect the integrity of the slab or have impact on the overall porosity of the material.