Quartz Countertop Care & Maintenance
The composition of Quartz makes the countertop low-maintenance and resistant to scratches and stains. Quartz is also heat-resistant, making it capable of enduring heat from normal cooking temperatures. Quartz will remain beautiful and durable for many years of enjoyment with virtually no maintenance.
Normal cleaning of Quartz only requires a damp cloth or paper towel. For tougher spots, a mild non-abrasive cleanser can help. For best results, clean spills as soon as possible. Because of its durability, Quartz is able to defend against absorbsion of wine, lemon juice, tea, fruit and vegetables without permanently staining or damaging the surface.
Cleaning Dried Spills
For tougher stains and dried spills, mild cleansers are a good solution to keeping the surface smooth and high gloss. Recommended cleaners include:
- Formula 409 Surface cleaner
- Bar Keeper’s Friend
- Greased Lightning
- Soap and water
For dried spills, a non-abrasive scrub pad can be used to remove the unwanted spill without the concern of scratching or causing damage to your countertop. Rinse thoroughly and wipe off with a damp paper towel to remove all residues. While Quartz is usually able to sustain most household chemicals, avoid using products that contain bleach or oil.
For tough spots from items such as gum, grease, paint, food, etc., scrape off the residue with a razor blade or putty knife prior to cleaning. The scraping may leave a gray mark on the countertop and can be cleaned off by using a recommended cleaner and a soft non-abrasive scrub pad. Polish off with a damp paper towel. For more stubborn spots or stains, soak a pad or some paper towels in water and any of the recommended cleaners and apply the towel to the stain and let it soak for a few minutes. Deeply clean with a non-abrasive scrub pad and cleaner, rinse thoroughly, and polish off with a damp paper towel.
Polishing and Sealing
One of the many benefits of Quartz is that it requires no sealants or waxes to be applied during its lifetime. Because it is non-porous, with normal cleaning procedures it will always remain glossy and smooth.