Tips for Caring for Your Quartz Countertops

If you are remodeling your kitchen or building a custom home, you have the opportunity to fully customize your kitchen. This means that you can choose your countertop material. Quartz countertops have become very popular because they are durable and have many color options. Quartz kitchen countertops are an investment, and although they are durable, they do need some care.

Start With Protection

The best way to preserve your quartz countertops is to prevent damage. For example, don’t cut directly on your countertops. Instead, invest in high-quality cutting boards. Also, use trivets or pot holders to protect the surface from burns and dents.

Keep it Clean

Although quartz kitchen countertops are resistant to staining, it is still important that you wipe up spills quickly, especially if they are dark colors, such as red wine. Most of the time, warm water can be used to clean your countertops.

Removing Dried-on Stains

If you don’t get to a spill right away, you can still remove it, but you may have to use a mild cleanser. Initially, you should try glass cleaner and a soft sponge, such as one you would use on a nonstick pan. If you find something super sticky and hard, such as dried gum, on your counters, you can try a plastic putty knife.

Things You Shouldn’t Do

Quartz requires little maintenance. For example, it never has to be resealed. You may think that applying a top coat of some kind will make your counters shiny, but it will actually wear unevenly and make them look dull and unattractive.

Therefore, do not use topcoats of any kind on your countertops. Also, avoid harsh chemicals, such as bleach, drain cleaners or oven cleaner. In addition, don’t dig into or try to chip things off of your quartz, and never use metal to scrape things off.

Your countertop specialist can provide you with more information about maintaining and preserving your quartz kitchen countertops.