If you own quartz and want to keep it looking great, it is not as much about what you do but more what you don’t do.
For basic everyday cleaning, simply use a soft rag or paper towel and a mild detergent. You’ll want to make sure that the detergent is something that does not have bleach in it and that it is non-abrasive in nature. One of the best that we’ve worked with is from InvisaBLOCK. It has a neutral PH which is perfect for cleaning natural stone and is streak free.
Any spills that take place you’ll want to wipe up as soon as possible. Quartz does have some resistance to fruit juice, tea and coffee for a short period of time, but you want to make sure that you get things cleaned up relatively quickly so you can avoid staining.
If you have a dried or heavy stain, you’ll want to use a glass or surface cleaner with a non-abrasive sponge. The best guide to remember is that you use a sponge that you would normally be okay with using on a non-stick pan.
Any grease that gets on the counter can be cleaned with a degreasing cleaner, but it is very important to clean off the counters immediately after using it. If you have a stain from a permanent marker or ink, you will want to get an oil based cleaner, like Goo Gone. Again, in this case, you’ll want to clean off the impacted area once you have removed the stain.
If there is something dried on the counter surface like paint, grease or gum, you’ll want to get a putty knife, but make sure it’s plastic. Putty knives made out of metal could have the tendency to scratch.
When it comes to keeping quartz looking great, there is a list of things that you need to avoid:
- Don’t use knives to cut things directly on the counter. Use a cutting board instead.
- Don’t put hot pans directly on the counter. Instead, use a hot pad or trivet beneath pans, electric skillets and slow cookers.
- Avoid cleaners like bleach, turpentine, nail polish remover, oven cleaners, dishwasher rinse agents and drain cleaners. If you happen to spill any of these accidently, clean the counters immediately, using a mild detergent followed with a rinse.
- Also shy away from wax and polish.
Making your quartz countertops last a long time is easy if you keep to simple maintenance and care.