Adding quartz countertops into your kitchen or bathroom is a beautiful way to upgrade any home. They are a beautifully engineered stone that is relatively easy to care for and maintain. If you want to keep your countertops looking new and in pristine condition, then keep reading for the best tips and tricks to manage and maintain your quartz.
Caring for quartz countertops requires less maintenance than other natural stones. Although they are low maintenance, they do require regular cleaning.
1: Use a towel and mild dish soap to wipe off your countertops. A soft sponge or cloth with warm water and a little drop of soap will go a long way. Use it to wipe any dust or spills off of the quartz as often as necessary. You can also use glass cleaner or a vinegar and water mixture to gently clean spills and dust.
2: Scrape off dry spills. Use a putty knife to gently scrape any tough, dried buildup off of your quartz. After scraping, use a cloth and soap to wipe any remaining debris away.
3: Degrease with a household degreaser. If there is greasy buildup, use whichever degreasing spray or gel you want, as long as it says it is safe to use on quartz. Do not use anything with bleach or harsh chemicals, as they can damage the quartz. We recommend using an eco-friendly brand and wiping it off after you spray it.
1: Use an adhesive remover. Goo Gone is an example of a cleaner that can help remove any tough and sticky stains from your quartz. Isopropyl rubbing alcohol can also help remove tough stains that won’t come off with soap.
2: Do not use harsh cleaners. High-alkaline and highly acidic cleaners can damage your quartz over time. Things like oven cleaner, drain cleaners, nail polish remover, bleach, turpentine, and other chemicals should be immediately wiped up if accidentally spilled or splashed onto your quartz countertops.
1: Use a cutting board. This will help protect your quartz from scratches and dents from sharp knives. Whenever you are cutting or working with food, use the cutting board rather than your counter.
2: Use hot pads. Place a hot pad or a trivet under any hot pots and pans from the stove or oven. Do not place them directly on the quartz because the resin used to bind the quartz matrix can turn white under extreme heat. Always use a buffer.
3: Clean up spills as quickly as you can. Quartz is made to be stain resistant for some time, but it will stain if things are left for too long. If you wipe up and clean spills as soon as they happen, you will ensure that they stay clean and pristine for as long as you have them.
If you can follow these simple tips for caring for quartz countertops, then your kitchen and bathroom will stay looking new for years to come.
Clean them regularly, use mild products, and keep them safe from heat, knives, and chemicals. Quartz is a beautiful addition to any home and, compared to other natural stones, takes very little time and effort to care for and maintain.
For more information on quartz countertops—and to see about installing them in your home—contact us at Marble Unlimited today.