Caring for Quartz

 

CLEANING

  • Learning how to clean quartz surface countertops takes no time at all—thanks to the stain-resistance of this remarkable material. Quartz surfacing is a tough, non-porous, chemically resistant, high-performance surface that elevates residential kitchen aesthetics with the natural beauty of quartz.

  • For routine cleaning, simply wipe down your countertop with a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleanser.

  • Clean Up Spills Right Away—Before They Can Dry.  Even though quartz resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids or fruits and vegetables, you’ll want to wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible.

  • For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad  or a comparable cleaning product.

 

ESSENTIAL GEAR

  • Cutting Boards and Trivets

  • Quartz surfaces are heat- and scratch-resistant, but not heat- and scratch-proof.  Use trivets or pads with hot pots, and always use a cutting board. Never chop or slice food directly on your countertops.

 

WHAT NOT TO USE

  • If any of the substances mentioned below come into contact with quartz, rinse the exposed surface immediately and thoroughly with water.

  • No Wax or Polish Is Necessary - Because it is non-porous, quartz does not require sealants or waxes.

  • Do Not Use Bleach - Avoid using cleaners that contain bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products.

  • Avoid High-pH Cleaners - Casual exposure to alkaline solutions, such as diluted bleach, will not damage quartz. Highly alkaline (high pH) cleaners, such as oven cleaners and concentrated bleach, are not recommended.

  • Removing Cooking Grease - When grease from cooking is an issue, use a degreasing product, to help loosen and remove the grease from the surface. Follow the cleaner manufacturer’s instructions for use.

  • Permanent Markers - Keep permanent markers and inks away from your countertops. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, clean first as outlined above in Routine Care. If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Goo Gone®****, or a comparable product, and rub it into the stain. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any cleaner residue.

  • Keep Solvents and Powerful Chemicals Off the Counter - Avoid exposing quartz to strong chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, bluing, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps away from your quartz.

  • Heat Damage Prevention - do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. Use trivets and hot pads.

  • Dealing with More Difficult Spills and Materials - Materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint) are especially tenacious. Remove these by gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife.

 
 
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