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How to Maintain Your Quartz Countertops

Unlike natural stone, engineered quartz countertops are made by specific manufacturers across the globe. While this guide offers a comprehensive look at how to maintain the pristine condition of your quartz countertops, it’s important that you also consult the care and maintenance guides from your specific manufacturer. Certain brands have unique attributes that must be followed to not void any warranty on the product. 

Daily Cleaning Practices

Quartz countertops are relatively easy to maintain due to their non-porous nature, which means they do not harbor bacteria or viruses. For daily cleaning, a soft cloth or sponge combined with water and a mild detergent is sufficient. Avoid harsh scrubbing pads which can dull the surface.

  • Regular Wiping: Wipe spills as soon as they occur with a soft cloth or paper towel. Quartz resists stains from liquids like juice, oil, and wine, but prompt cleaning helps prevent any possible surface marks.
  • Use the Right Cleaner: A simple solution of water and mild soap is ideal. For a deeper clean, you can use a glass cleaner or a surface cleaner designed for quartz. Avoid using cleaners with bleach or abrasive substances.

Avoiding Heat Damage

Quartz is resistant to heat to a certain extent, but prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause damage. Use heat-resistant pads or trivets to protect your countertops when placing hot items directly from the stove or oven.

Protecting from Scratches

Quartz countertops are scratch-resistant; however, they’re not scratch-proof. To avoid scratches:

  • Use cutting boards when slicing or dicing food.
  • Avoid dragging pots, pans, or appliances across the surface.
  • Be mindful of sharp objects that might scratch the surface if slid across.

Managing Stains and Spills

For tough stains:

  • Use a non-abrasive cleaning pad and a quartz-specific cleaner, which can handle most stains without damaging the surface.
  • For dried spills or heavy stains, apply a cleaning solution and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before gently wiping it away.
  • Avoid using scouring powders or creams; these can dull the surface finish.

Long-term Care and Maintenance

  • Polishing: Quartz maintains its shine without the need for polishing.
  • Sealing: Given the non-porous nature of engineered quartz countertops, sealing of the material is not required and can ruin the surface of the countertop if attempted. 
  • Deep Cleaning: Occasionally, you want to give your countertops a deep clean. This can be done with a non-abrasive surface cleaner designed for quartz and a soft cloth.

Products to Avoid

Certain substances can damage quartz countertops:

  • Harsh Chemicals: Avoid cleaners that contain bleach, ammonia, or other harsh chemicals as they can break down the bonds between the quartz and resins.
  • Abrasive Cleaners: These can dull the polished surface of your quartz countertop.
  • High pH Cleaners: Highly alkaline or acidic cleaners can mar the surface.

Contact Alps Craftsman for Quartz Countertops Today!

Caring for quartz countertops involves simple, regular maintenance that ensures they remain beautiful and functional for years. By following these tips, you can keep your quartz countertops in optimal condition, showcasing their beauty in your home without the need for intensive labor or costly products. Enjoy the lasting elegance and durability of quartz with proper care and attention. If you’re considering installing quartz countertops or need more personalized advice on maintaining them, don’t hesitate to call Alps Craftsman. Our team of experts is ready to help you choose the perfect quartz solution for your home and provide professional advice on care and maintenance. Contact us today to ensure your countertops always look their best!


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