We recommend sealing Berwyn Slate with Dry Treat Intensifia.

Precautions:

  • Do not hit the slate with heavy objects (any natural stone will chip or get damaged)
  • Do not stand or sit on your worksurface
  • Do not use solvents, bleach or alcohol.
  • Limit the use of detergents and avoid the aggressive ones (such as cleansing products for ovens, grills, dishwashers etc) and the acid ones.
  • Do not use pickling substances, caustic soda, or products with a high pH value; do not allow powerful chemical agents, decolourants or paint removers to come into contact with the stone.
  • Do not cut directly on the worktop. Use a chopping board.
  • Do not drag heavy appliances across the worktop. Significant scratches are extremely difficult to deal with.
  • Do not use worktops as a workbench or stand on them for access (to replace lights for example); it is dangerous to you and bad for the slate.
  • Do not leave hot or greasy pans sitting on the surface.

Do:

  • Wipe up spillages immediately with a clean cloth.
  • Dry up water splashes – leaving water spillages to dry naturally (for example, around taps) could, over time, lead to unsightly limescale deposits especially in hard-water areas.
  • Use a chopping board to prevent damage to the worktops (its also kinder to your knives).
  • After use, wipe down the surfaces with a clean damp cloth, a little soap in the wiping water may be desirable but frequent washing with copious amounts of  water is not recommended.  Dry with a tea towel.