Cleaning Quartz Countertops
Cleaning quartz countertops is very easy: just use water and mild dish soap. Be sure to NEVER use abrasive cleaners or scrubbing pads, as they will scratch your beautiful surface (and then you will be sad).
How to Clean Quartz Countertops
Here are some more detailed instructions as to how to keep your quartz countertops in tip-top shape.
- Wet a soft cloth with warm water, and add a little bit of soap.
- Wipe the quartz countertop in a vigorous motion to remove any stains.
- Use the dull edge of a knife (plastic putty knife is best) to remove any stuck items like food, gum, or dry lacquer.
Do I Need to Seal My Quartz Countertops?
No! Quartz is not porous, so any spills will not soak in. However, permanent markers, dyes, or other chemicals can cause surface discoloration. In case of contact with any of these items:
- Wipe up spill immediately.
- Rinse the surface with water.
- For tough stains, use Goo Gone® or similar product with soft cloth.
- Remove cleaner with warm water.
How to Protect Quartz Countertops
Quartz is an extremely hard surface that will not chip or scratch and your countertops will last a long time so long as they are cared for properly. Here is a list of what NOT to use on your quartz counter:
- NO harsh chemicals, strong alkalines, acids, free radicals, oxidizers
- NO pH cleaners (high, neutral, low)
- NO bleach, oven cleaners, Comet®, Soft Scrub®, SOS®
- NO pumice, paint strippers, oil soaps
- NO tarnish or silver cleaners
- NO sealers of any kind
Quartz countertops can also be damaged by contact with heat, which may result in cracks on the surface.
- DO NOT put any hot pans or appliances on the countertop.
- Instead, use a hot pad or trivet to prevent direct contact.
TIP: To prevent your knives from dulling, always use a cutting board!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give Artelye Marble & Granite a call.