How to Clean and Maintain Your Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops are by far one of the easier types of surfaces to maintain. While the care is simple, it is important that you perform these necessary steps in order to keep the sheen on your counters bright and get the most out of your investment.
Quartz comes in a variety of patterns and colours, and is extremely durable. Regular upkeep is very simple. While maintaining quartz, it is important to avoid any harsh chemicals. These can weaken the bonds between the resins and quartz crystals. You will also want to avoid abrasive cleansers, because these may dull your finish.
Chemicals and cleaners to avoid include:
- Nail Polish Remover
- Drain Cleaner
- Oven Cleaner
- Dish Washer Rinse Agents
If any of these spill accidentally on your counter, clean right away with a mild detergent.
For daily upkeep, all you need is a soft cloth and warm soapy water. No need for bleaching or antimicrobial agents – your quartz has its own antimicrobial layer built in!
For a deeper clean, saturate your quartz countertops with a glass cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, wipe it up with a wet cloth.
Maintaining Quartz and Handling Spills
Quartz is stain resistant, but not stain proof. If you do not wipe up staining agents, such as fruit juices, tea, coffee or wine, it could settle in. To remove stubborn stains, use a paste of baking soda and water and rub in with a soft cloth.
Your quartz countertops are heat resistant, but again, not heat proof. To maintain their beauty, never place hot items directly on the surface. Also, do not place heat-generating appliances directly on the surface; such as crock-pots or indoor grills. Instead, use a trivet or potholder to keep heat from affecting your countertop’s shine. Excessive heat can lead to thermal shock; which causes deep cracks in the surface of your quartz.
Purchase Quartz Countertops in Edmonton
If you are ready to install quartz countertops in your home, contact PF Custom Countertops. We have a large variety of quartz surfaces to choose from and we can even assist you in custom sizing, colours and thicknesses. There are numerous brands to choose from, but how the countertops are cut and installed will also determine their durability.
Call PF Custom Countertops toll-free at 888-484-0831 to inquire about quartz kitchen countertops in Edmonton or contact us online with your countertop care concerns.