How To Clean Quartz Countertops
Cleaning quartz countertops can be as easy and simple as 1, 2, 3, In this short guide, Select Surfaces will walk you through everything you need to know when cleaning quartz countertops in no time at all. The stain resistant polymers found in quartz countertops make the cleaning process fairly easy. Quartz is a nonporous, tough, chemically-resistant, and high-performance surface that will elevate your kitchens aesthetic with its natural beauty.
Grab A Paper Towel And Some Water
Quartz countertops will remain radiant and keep its lustrous appearance by following these simple care tactics to keep them looking their best. All you have to do is remember to wipe down your countertops with a damp dishcloth using a nonabrasive cleaner or just soapy water.
Clean Up Spills
Although quartz countertops are for the most part a permanent stain resistant option, you still have to clean up liquids that spill on it. Some of the most common liquids that spill on countertops are wine, grape juice, lemon juice, soda, tea, and vinegar. Immediately wipe off any liquid spills from your countertops to avoid discoloration. If you are facing harsh stains then scrub the quartz countertops with glass and surface cleaner.
Trivets And Cutting Boards
Quartz countertop surfaces are known to be both scratch and heat resistant but they are not heat or scratch proof. You can use pads or trivets with hot pots & use a cutting board. You should never slice or chop food directly on the countertops.
What To Avoid When Cleaning Quartz Countertops
1. No Polish Or Wax
Due to the simple fact that quartz countertops are nonporous, quartz does not require waxes or sealants. Quartz counters maintain their ultra-smooth surface and lustrous gloss without polishing.
2. Alkaline Materials
Casual exposure to base cleaners will not cause damage to quartz countertops but cleaners with high ph levels are not recommended.
3. Permanent Markers
You should keep all inks and permanent markers far away from quartz countertops. If for any reason, these markers come into contact with your countertops, make sure to clean as outlined above. If the stain does not go away grab a cloth and dampen it with the appropriate quartz countertop cleaner and rub off the stain. You then will want to remove any residue by rinsing the countertop with warm water.
4. Difficult Materials And Spills
Steer away from tenacious materials that harden when they dry such as food, gum, grease, paint, or nail polish. You can remove these difficult materials and spills by gently scraping off the excess using a plastic-putty knife.
5. Harsh Chemicals And Solvents
It is very important that you keep away solvents and strong chemicals especially furniture strippers that contain methylene chloride or trichloroethane or paint removers. Hideaway bleach, nail polish remover, permanent markers, bluing, inks, & oil soaps from getting in contact with your quartz countertops.
6. Remove Cooking Oil And Grease
Anytime that cooking grease is a problem make sure to use a degreasing product or cleaner to help remove or loosen the cooking grease from the countertops. If any of the products listed above come in contact with your quartz countertops, then simply rinse the surface with water.
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