Best Ways to Clean Quartz

Written by Planet Granite, Inc. on . Posted in Counter Tops, Granite, Granite Countertops, Home, Interior Design

Caring for quartz countertops in your Colorado Springs home means being persistent and consistent. This beautiful substance is one of the most functional on Earth, but it’s by no means indestructible. Keeping it in good shape means paying attention to the surface. Thankfully, this doesn’t translate into having to use harsh chemicals. Learn more about the best ways to clean your quartz and keep it looking beautiful for as long as possible.

Act Fast

The cardinal rule of quartz countertops is that while it’s stain-resistant, it is not stain-proof. This means you’ll need to act quickly when something does spill. You also need to keep heat off the counters whenever possible. Quartz can handle up to a 300° in the best of circumstances, but anything more it and it will start to warp under the pressure.

Use Mild Cleansers

Multi-purpose cleaner or mild soap and a soft cloth or sponge are really all you need to clean your quartz. If you do have serious stains, you can try a glass or oil-based cleaner. For sticky substances (e.g., gum, etc.), you should use a plastic putty knife and scrape as gently as possible. The main thing to keep in mind is that you should be kind to your quartz. Bleach or brillo pads are likely to mar the surface and make the problem worse.

Additional Tips

You might need to use a generous amount of cleaner to get the stains out, and you might need to let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes to have the ideal effect. Once the stain is gone, you’ll need to immediately rinse off the cleaner with warm water and a sponge or cloth. Look for cleaners are that meant to be used on quartz countertops and make sure to ask if you have questions.

Quartz countertops can increase your resale value and add to the beauty of your kitchen. If you have questions about home remodeling in Colorado Springs, call Planet Granite to find out more about how we can help.

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