How to Clean and Care for Quartz Countertops

Maintaining Quartz countertops is not difficult, this being one of the advantages of using quartz in your home. If you have a precious, beautiful quartz countertop, backsplash or tiles around your home here are a few things you should always remember about this material:

How to Clean and Care for Quartz Countertops

REMEMBER ABOUT QUARTZ:

  1. Quartz is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone. However, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is chip-proof. Objects hitting edges particularly at sinks or dishwashers may cause chips. Though a minor knife slip will dull the knife and not harm the quartz countertop, no stone surface is scratch-proof.
  2. Natural stone surfaces can be damaged by sudden and/or rapid change of temperature especially near the edges, as well as direct and/or sustained heating of the top. Quartz may not withstand the direct transfer of heat from pots and pans and other cooking units such as electric frying pans and griddles, and some crock pots or roaster ovens and heat lamps. Therefore, the use of a hot pad or something similar is always recommended to prevent damaging the surface.

DO NOT DO TO QUARTZ:

  1. DO NOT expose quartz to abrasive or strong alkaline or acid or free radicals or oxidizers or similar cleaners. Various chemicals are corrosive and/or erosive in their ability to attack any structure including quartz. Be very aware of these potential damages to your surface.
  2. DO NOT use or expose quartz to such products including, but not limited to bleach, oven cleaners, products with pumice, batteries, paint removers, furniture strippers, tarnish or silver cleaners, or the like.
  3. DO NOT use abrasive or harsh scrub pads.
  4. DO NOT apply any sealers, penetrants or topical treatments to quartz under any circumstances. Such products will wear off and cause the gloss to appear dull or inconsistent.

HOW TO CLEAN QUARTZ:

Quartz provide a virtually care-free surface, but as with any product, excessive abuse can harm its finish. With a small amount of care, your quartz surface will look as great as the day you added it to your home.
Quartz’s non-porous surface protects your countertops from staining and prevents liquids from penetrating the surface, therefore, quartz is simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is all that is required to maintain its luster. If necessary, apply common, non-abrasive, household cleaners directly on a damp cloth or sponge and wipe the surface, rinsing thoroughly after cleaning.
To remove adhered material such as food, gum, or nail polish, first scrape away the excess material with a plastic putty knife and then clean the surface with a damp cloth to remove any marks left behind and any residual dirt.

From kitchen and bathroom countertops to backsplashes, walls, floors and stairs, Luxury Countertops fabricates and installs custom quartz solutions to fit your needs. We are happy to provide free estimates and in home consultation to residential or commercial clients for different material countertops, as well as answer to any of your questions related to quartz countertops.

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