Taking Care Of Quartz Countertops Taking Care Of Quartz Countertops
Because they're nearly maintenance free, Quartz countertops are becoming more and more popular. However, there are a few things you'll need to do to keep your countertop looking new.
Keep It Scratch Free
Quartz countertops are scratch resistant because of the natural hardness of the stone. However, scratch resistance doesn't mean scratch proof. A scratch in quartz will be ugly and hard to get rid of. To avoid scratches you should take caution to not leave sharp objects, like knifes, laying around. Don’t pull appliances on the countertop. If you need to move your coffee pot or microwave, lift it rather than drag.
To keep your countertop from getting scorch marks, be sure to use trivets and hotplates for hot dishes that you need to place on the countertop. Quartz is much harder to scorch than other types of stone, but it can still happen.
Clean with Water
Most quartz countertops won’t need more than just a soft cloth and some warm water to clean it. If you do have a stubborn area or are looking for a better feeling of clean, you can use a mild detergent with some warm water. Be sure to wipe all the soap away so it’s not allowed to dry on the countertops.