3 Easy Steps to Cleaning Quartz Countertops:
If you recently had a home renovation completed, you might have had new countertops installed in your home. While every type of countertop is different, understanding how to clean the counter is key to keeping them looking their best in the long term. One material that is increasing in popularity for both its durability and how easy it is to clean is quartz.
If you know how to clean the counters appropriately, quartz is a great choice of material to use for your counters. The following are 3 easy steps that will help you clean your quartz countertops without damaging them in the process:
Step #1: Wipe the Counters with Mild Soap a and Rag:
When you use mild dish soap and a rag, you can wipe your quartz countertops as often as you need. Use a sponge to do the wiping. Wipe in a gentle, but firm manner to remove all dirt, residue, and food completely.
Step #2: Scrape Off Dried Scum From the Quartz Surface:
If you need to scrape off any other leftover scum from the quartz surfaces, do so with a putty knife. Keep a putty knife on hand in a nearby drawer for the next time you have to clean off your counters. It will make it easy to wipe the counter without damaging the quartz surface.
Step #3: Wipe Away Grease with a Degreaser:
Choose a degreaser (be sure that it is safe for use on quartz) or a degreasing wipe (be sure that it does not contain any sort of bleaching agent). Wipe counters until clean, then immediately wipe with a wet towel once degreasing is complete.
These steps will help clean your quartz countertops safely, without damaging the finish or quartz material.
What Do I Do for Tough Stains?
To help remove tough stains from your quartz countertops, you will need to use an adhesive remover. Put some on the stained surface and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before wiping clean. Once you wipe the counter clean, you should wipe it again with warm water. Some safe options on quartz include isopropyl alcohol or deep cleaning the quartz with glass cleaner.
*If you are uncomfortable using a glass cleaner, call the company that produced your quartz countertops to ask about using glass cleaner before you select this option to remove tough stains from your counters.
How Can I Prevent Damage to My Quartz Countertops?
To prevent your quartz countertops from being permanently damaged, it is recommended that you clean up spills immediately when they occur. If left for long periods of time, spills of coffee, wine, tea, or soda can stain or damage countertops.
Also, be sure to use mats or trivets under hot items like pots and pans that come out of the oven or crock pots, so the hot temperatures do not damage or ruin your quartz countertops. Be sure to use cutting boards and other safety tools in order to avoid denting or otherwise damaging the counter’s surface while using your kitchen tools.
Finally, stay away from the harsh cleaners that include chemicals like nail polish remover, oven cleaner, turpentine, drain cleaners, bleach, methylene chloride, and all other harsh agents away.
Providing some basic TLC to your quartz countertops can help keep your counters in excellent shape for many years to come. For further assistance on how to keep your quartz countertops looking their best, please be sure to contact us at The Countertop Factory for further assistance. We are here and happy to help you find the quartz countertops you will love for years to come.