Cleaning and maintenance


Daily cleaning is done with a damp cloth wrung out in clean, warm water. HORN recommends wiping with a dry cloth to avoid limescale deposits. 


Granite withstands most cleaning agents. A sponge or brush mixed with water and dishwashing detergent can be used to remove grease and etc. 


Marble is not acid resistant. Acidic products sush as descaling agents cannot be used without leaving damage on the surface. Futhermore, acidic foods and liquids must be removed immediately.

Soap shavings can be used to remove grease and stains. 


Fat from cooking can penetrate natural stone countertops and leave stains. Attempting to remove the grease stain with water may make the problem worse.

Strongly colored liquids and foods can discolour particularly light countertops.


To remove limescale deposits, use a 5% vinegar, diluted 1:1 with water. Granite tolerates most cleaning agents, but for thorough cleaning, Q-action is recommended (Removes stains from wine, oil etc. Contains caring components that protect and enhance the shine). Cleaning agents with strong acids/bases can permantely damage the plate. Q-action is a powerful soap made to clean, protect and restore the shine of stone countertops. 


Clean with a PH-neutral cleaning agent or special marble products.

Care products

HORN Stone oil

Care and protection of porous stone surfaces

  1. HORN Stone oil is distributed with a dry, soft cloth in an even and thin layer on the cleaned surface.
  2. Let it sit for approx. 1 minute.
  3. Wipe away excess oil with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Care products


Cleaning your stone surface

1. Spray an even layer Q-Action on the surface.
2. Let it sit for approx. 1 minute.
3. Rinse with clean water
4. Wipe with a dry cloth
5. Use stone oil for care

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