Keeping Quartz Countertops Looking Brand New

September 27, 2022

Keeping Your Quartz Countertops Looking
Brand New In Your Philadelphia
Home’s Kitchen

Everything You Need To Know From Routine Cleaning
To Preventing Damage

Are you considering making an investment in quartz countertops for your Philadelphia home’s kitchen? Quartz countertops are an ideal addition to any kitchen renovation plan because of their low maintenance requirements. They come in a wide range of colors that offer the ultimate in style and function, allowing you to find the perfect match for your dream kitchen.

If you’re worried about keeping them looking brand new, we’ve got you covered. From daily maintenance to stuck-on messes to damage prevention, here’s everything you need to know about keeping your quartz countertops looking brand new.

Daily Cleaning

You should clean your quartz countertops after meal preparation and immediately after any spills occur. Quartz does resist staining when exposed to liquids such as wine, lemon juice, tea, soda, and vinegar; however, you will want to clean them up before they have a chance to dry.

Use Mild Dish Soap And A Soft Cloth

Create a mild soap and warm water mixture and dip a soft cloth or sponge into it. Use the sponge to gently but firmly wipe down the countertops. You’ll repeat this step as often as needed for spills throughout the day.

Scrape Dried Spills From The Countertop Surface

For spills that harden as they dry, you’ll want to use a plastic putty knife to gently scrape off the residue. Keep the putty knife handy by storing it in a nearby drawer in the kitchen. Avoid metal scrapers because they can damage the finish.

Remove Grease With A Degreaser

To remove grease, you will need the aid of a degreaser, but you will need to ensure that it is safe for use on quartz countertops. Additionally, verify that it is bleach-free because bleach will damage the surface of your countertops. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for use and immediately rinse the countertops off once you have removed the grease.

Removing Tough Stains

Quartz countertops are a great investment because, with a little ingenuity, you can remove the toughest stains from them, keeping them looking brand new.

Adhesive Remover

Adhesive remover works wonders at removing tough stains. Put the adhesive remover directly onto the stain and allow it to rest for 5 to 10 minutes, and then wipe it off with a damp cloth. Once you have wiped the adhesive remover off the counter, wipe the counter down again with warm water to ensure it is clean. This method will remove permanent marker ink as well.

Isopropyl Alcohol

Use a cloth that is wet with isopropyl alcohol to wipe away tough stains. Follow this up by wiping the counter with warm water. The alcohol will loosen stains that regular soap and water would not remove.

Glass Cleaner

Using a safe glass cleaner, spray down your quartz countertops and let the cleaner sit for a few minutes before wiping it off. Before trying this method, call your manufacturer to ensure that you can use glass cleaner on your particular quartz counters. Some manufacturers discourage the use of glass cleaners on their quartz countertops.

What You Should Avoid To Prevent Damage

As you can see, taking care of your quartz countertops is pretty straightforward. What makes them slightly complicated is all the things you need to avoid.

Abrasives And Acidic Or Alkaline Cleaners

You never want to use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads – this will just lead to a dull surface. When you need a cleanser that has a little more kick to it for removing stains, make sure it’s indicated for use on quartz.

Avoid harsh cleaning solutions that come from either end of the pH spectrum. This can be anything from nail polish removers and turpentine to drain cleaners and dishwasher rinsing agents. These types of chemicals, whether acidic or alkaline, can cause the disintegration of the bonds between quartz and resin.

Extreme Heat

While quartz is resistant to heat and scorching, the resin used in these countertops is plastic. It will melt when exposed to heat above 300 degrees. Sudden temperature changes or extended heat exposure from a pan left on the countertop can cause cracking in the quartz. Always ensure you use a trivet or a hot pad.

Not Using A Cutting Board

Your beautiful quartz countertop will not hold up to the sharp end of your knife if you decide to use it as a cutting board. Make sure you always have something between what you’re cutting and your countertops.

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