How to Care For and Clean Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are incredibly popular in kitchens all over Vancouver. This man-made surface, which is harder than glass, can be used in kitchens, bathrooms, or laundry areas inside the home. And since they are a uniform product, purchasing a quartz countertop can be a stress-free experience – you know exactly what you’re going to get.

Another benefit of having a quartz countertop is just how easy it is to take care of and maintain. Here are some tips and suggestions for your quartz kitchen countertop.

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Spills
Since quartz is not porous, spills are not a problem. Simply wipe them away. But if you spill something that hardens on your countertop, like grease or paint, scrape it away with a plastic scraper.

When cleaning your countertop, use a soft cloth and warm water – use a mild soap if you want to.

Heat
Quartz is not heat resistant. Don’t treat your countertop like it’s indestructible. Quartz countertops will be damaged by heat, so make sure you always use a trivet or hot pad.

Stains
Yes, quartz is non-absorbent and stain-resistant, but that doesn’t mean that a permanent marker or a powerful chemical or solvent won’t leave a mark. Whether there is a stain left behind when the Sharpie slips, or you lose the polished look because of a spilled chemical, you want to wipe those up quickly to protect your countertop.

Cuts and Scratches
Quartz may be harder than glass, but that doesn’t mean you should be using it as a cutting board. In fact, you shouldn’t use any abrasive on the countertop. Cutting on your quartz countertop will damage your knives and potentially scratch your counter. Abrasive cleaners could damage the shine and make the polish look inconsistent or rough.

If you’re ready for new quartz countertops in your kitchen, or maybe something new in the bathroom, come and talk to us at Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms. We can show you some amazing countertops that are easy to clean and will make your home sparkle.

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