Quartz makes a ideal countertop. It’s extremely hard and difficult to scratch. However, that doesn’t mean quartz is immune to damage. Read on to find out how to properly care for and clean quartz.
How to Clean
Simple wipe-downs are all that’s needed for these kinds of counters. Wet a paper towel or rag with warm soapy water and wipe down the entire surface.
Not only is quartz tough, it’s also stain resistant—another reason it works so well as a counter material. Quartz is non-porous so if you spill food or juice on your counter, it won’t soak up anything. Things such as permanent marker or ink can discolor your quartz though, so it’s still good to be careful. If you do make a mark on quartz, immediately rinse with lots of water. If that doesn’t work follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing stains.
Things Not to Use
Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasives on your quartz surface. This includes Comet, bleach, scrubbing pads, strippers, oil soaps, or paint removers. Do not apply sealants or any other kind of finishing treatment. Use of harsh chemicals on quartz can ruin the gloss on your counter, so it’s important that you follow proper cleaning instructions for countertops.
Do not expose quartz to heat. It is not heat-proof. Always place a trivet between hot surfaces and quartz and be mindful of the heat output of countertop appliance, like toasters.
How to Remove Grease
Use a vinegar-water solution or a degreaser to clean and wipe away the grease. Hardened grease can be gently scraped away with a plastic knife or something similar. Grease will not be absorbed into the countertop as quartz is non-porous.
Clean Quartz For a Lifetime
Quartz, with it durability and stain resistance, will last for years. All that is required to keep it looking good for that time is simple maintenance cleaning. Keep up with your quartz and it will keep your kitchen or any other room captivating for a long time.