Quartz countertops offer many advantages, the main one being that they are not so hard to care for and are quite low maintenance. But, proper care and maintenance are quite essential if you want to keep your kitchen countertops looking their very best! Here are some tips to properly clean your quartz countertops.
Though quartz will resist permanent staining when exposed to liquids like wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice, and soda, or fruits and vegetables, it’s important to wipe up spills immediately—before they have a chance to dry. Take care of fresh messes with mild dishwashing detergent and a soft cloth. Quartz will resist stains for a short period of time, but all colored liquids should be cleaned up promptly.
For dried spills or heavy stains, your best bet is a glass or surface cleaner, a nonabrasive sponge, and a little elbow grease. For grease marks, use a degreaser with no bleach. If you can, only get cleaning sprays or products that are made specifically to be used on quartz counters.
Daily wiping and attention to spills and messes are okay for your countertop’s basic daily maintenance requirements. But you should also do an overall deeper general cleaning at regular intervals. For tough stains, you can take a wet rag with some isopropyl rubbing alcohol and rub the stain using a wet towel or cloth. Next, you are going to want to wipe the counter again using just warm water.
Like any other countertop material, there are some things you should avoid when it comes to the care of your quartz countertops. Never use abrasive cleansers and avoid scouring pads, which can dull the surface. Fortunately, soapy water will usually do the trick. Quartz is a hard surface, but not hard enough to withstand the effects of sharp objects like knives. So make sure to cut on a cutting board to avoid ugly scratches on your quartz countertops.
Quartz countertops are typically an easy clean when done right. For more information on the best ways to clean your quartz countertops, give us call today.