Tips for Caring for Your Quartz Countertop

About 10% of homeowners refinished their kitchen or bath and many chose quartz countertops. Quartz is a great durable material for countertops. It looks beautiful, can withstand a busy kitchen, and is easy to care for. With a quartz countertop, you get the best of both worlds. Quartz can provide great utility while delivering unmatched beauty.

Keeping your countertops in top condition and looking great for years to come is easy if you follow these simple tips. Follow these Dos and the Don’ts of caring for your quartz countertops.

Do This

Quartz is a tough surface that can is scorch resistant and stain resistant, but you do still need to clean it up. For everyday cleaning, a simple soap and water solution on a damp rag will easily do the trick. If you want a deeper clean, you can use 30% denatured alcohol (rubbing alcohol) and a 70% water cleaning mixture.

Of course, no matter how careful you are with your countertops, stains can happen. Getting rid of stains on a quartz countertop is easy if you know what to use. Here are some common stains and how to treat them:

  • Food coloring. Food coloring mishaps are common in the kitchen. You can use a solution of hydrogen peroxide (30%) to remove food coloring or spice stains. Soak a cloth with the hydrogen peroxide and place it over the stain and leave it on in 10-minute increments (not to exceed 30 minutes total).
  • Transfer stains. Markers, pens, even sticky labels left on the counter can be removed with rubbing alcohol.
  • Hard water stains. Cleaning vinegar will remove water rings from hard water.

After cleaning any of the above, you should wipe the spot with a damp cloth wet with mild soap and water to remove any residue.

Don’t Do Any Of This

There are some things you never want to do to your quartz countertop. You never want to use any type of abrasive. You also should not use harsh chemical cleaners on your quartz countertops. Avoid using steel wool and scouring sponges as well.

Your countertops do not need to be sealed. They will maintain their beauty for years and years without any special sealant. A sealant will not soak into the stone and will wind up wearing away in high traffic areas first and reduce the beauty of the aesthetic.

While your new Bellingham quartz countertop can take a lot of wear and tear, you should use a trivet under a hot pot to protect the surface. You can learn more about the proper care of your quartz countertops by contacting the trusted source for kitchen design and countertops today.

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