Use & Care
The composition of Luxa porcelain countertops by Curava ensures that your countertop will be low maintenance as well as resistant to scratches and stains. Luxa porcelain countertops also have excellent heat resistance but are NOT heat or fracture proof. With proper care, your Luxa porcelain countertops will remain beautiful and durable for many years to come, with virtually no maintenance.
Day to day cleaning of Luxa porcelain countertops by Curava require 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 409 should remove the foreign material. While Luxa porcelain countertops are normally able to resist most household chemicals, avoid products containing bleach or ammonia.
Polishing & Sealing
One of the tremendous benefits of Luxa porcelain countertops by Curava is that they never require sealing or topical waxes, in order to remain as durable and beautiful as the day it was installed. Because Luxa porcelain 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.
Luxa porcelain countertops by 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 Luxa porcelain countertop, 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.
Luxa porcelain countertops 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.
Luxa porcelain 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. If your Luxa porcelain countertop has a built up, laminated edge, you may also notice a slight seam line where 2 pieces of porcelain have been laminated together. This seam may be visible but does not affect the integrity or performance of your Luxa porcelain countertop.