Frequently Asked Questions
What is OKITE®?OKITE® is a natural quartz surfacing material. Highly stain and scratch resistant, OKITE® is the ideal product for any indoor surfacing application.
Where I can use OKITE®?OKITE® is the product of choice for nearly all environments, including residential, commercial, hospitality and healthcare projects.
HOW MUCH OKITE® COSTS?OKITE® is competitive with natural stone and other quartz surfacing materials.
How do I maintain OKITE®?To clean OKITE®, a damp cloth and Formula 409 All purpose cleaner is usually sufficient.
How should I remove stubborn stains?Household cleaning products such as “Bar Keeper's Friend”, “Zud Cleanser”, “Lysol”, “Whirl” and “Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner” are effective. For extremely stubborn spills, glass scraper can be used without causing damage to the top. Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue which will likely diminish the shine of the countertop.
How resistant is OKITE®?OKITE® is resistant to scratches and stains. However, like most materials, excessive force and/or pressure can damage its surface.
Is OKITE® certified by NSF?Yes. OKITE® is a non-porous material that greatly reduces the potential for bacterial growth.
Is OKITE® certified by GreenGuard?OKITE® is certified by GreenGuard Environmental Institute under the GREENGUARD Standard for Low Emitting Products” and under the “GREENGUARD for Children & Schools product certification programSM”, which means OKITE does not emit any gas or VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). As result, OKITE® is a much safer than any other surfacing product.
Do I need to seal OKITE®?No. OKITE® never needs sealing or polishing – a distinctive advantage over granite, marble, limestone or soapstone, which all require routine maintenance.
Can I cut on my OKITE® countertop?Yes, but we recommend using a cutting board to prevent dulling the surface.
Does OKITE® withstand heat?Even if OKITE® is structurally heat resistant however using hot pads or trivets is always recommended.
Are there any chemicals or cleaners to avoid using?Do not use any product with high alkaline or PH level, such as oven cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, furniture cleaners, drain products, etc.
Can I use OKITE® outdoors?We don’t recommend it. Please note that outdoor applications are not covered by OKITE®’s 15 year warranty.
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