Thanks to the latest leaps in the aesthetics of man-made stone, today’s quartz genuinely reflects nature’s organic splendor, but with an important upgrade. Unlike quarried stones, quartz does not require any sealing in order to resist stains!
However, if you want your quartz countertop to keep sparkling like new for years to come, follow these basic guidelines.
The sooner the better
Though quartz will resist permanent staining when exposed to liquids like wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice, soda, or fruits and vegetables, it’s important to wipe up spills immediately-before they have a chance to dry. Take care of fresh nesses with mild dishwashing detergent and a soft cloth. For dried spills or heavy stains, choose a surface cleaner, a nonabrasive sponge and a little elbow grease.
Daily wiping and attention to spills and messes will satisfy your countertop’s basic daily maintenance requirements. But we do recommend a deeper cleaning at least twice a month. For best results, spray a generous amount of a nonabrasive surface cleaner over your countertop and let it sit for 10 minutes, then wipe away with a non-scratch sponge.
Avoid at all cost
Abrasives and acid or alkaline cleaners
All these cleaners can dull the surface of your beautiful quartz. Fortunately, soapy water will do the trick. Make sure you choose a cleaning product that it’s specifically targeted for quartz.
Trivets, coasters and hot pads are your quartz countertop’s best friends. Though the material is scorch-resistant, the resin used in manufacturing quartz countertops is prone to damage when exposed to heat above 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slicing or dicing directly on the countertop
Although quartz is a hard surface, it won’t always withstand the effects of sharp knives. So, slice and dice to your heart’s content, but make sure to do it on a cutting board to protect your countertop.