Quartz countertops are a beautiful addition to kitchens, bathrooms, and other countertop surfaces in the home. While very resistant to staining and damage, quartz does require some basic care to stay lustrous and shiny.
Quartz is an engineered countertop made of approximately 95% ground or aggregated quartz and about 5% resin. Unlike granite or marble, quartz countertops do not need to be sealed. The addition of resin means this countertop is water and stain-resistant but not stain-proof.
Steps for Basic Care of Quartz Counters
For daily care for quartz countertops, use a mild dish soap and warm water to wash off the countertop after use. Choose a soft, non-abrasive cloth or sponge. Wipe down with clean water and dry using a microfiber cloth to polish the surface.
Some additional cleaning tips include:
- Wipe up any spills as quickly as possible. Never allow colored liquids or solids to sit on the countertop, particularly if it is a light color.
- Any heavy dried stains can be carefully scraped from the surface using a plastic putty knife. Apply a Quartz countertop degreasing cleaner to remove surface deposits that remain. Do not allow the cleaner to sit on the surface and rinse with water immediately.
- Avoid the use of any abrasive cleaners, including those for glass stovetops or for pots and pans.
- Do not use any type of abrasive pad, cleaning product, or countertop scrubber on the surface.
- Do not cut directly on the surface of the countertop. This can lead to scratches that dull the surface and also hold food and liquid.
If you have any questions about caring for your quartz countertop, talk to the experts at Granite Unlimited, Inc.