Quartz Countertop Care & Maintenance

Quartz is easy to maintain. It is non-porous material that is highly resistant to stain, scratches and heat. However, it is not stain scratch, or heat proof. Following the proper care and maintenance will help keep your Quartz surface beautiful for many years to come.

Countertop Care & Maintenance

Quartz Counters Care and Maintenance:

  1.  Routine Care and Maintenance:
  • Clean regularly with soap and water to maintain the glossy finish.
  • Use warm water and a damp cloth with a non-abrasive cleaner (bleach-free).

Preventing Damages:

  1. Heat:
  • Quartz resists heat but can be damaged by extreme temperature changes. Use trivets and hot pads for hot kitchenware.
  • Avoid placing hot items directly over seams for an extended period.
  1. Scratches:
  • Quartz is scratch-resistant, but cutting directly on it should be avoided. Use cutting boards and handle heavy objects with care.
  1. Chemicals:
  • Avoid exposure to strong chemicals found in household items (paint removers, bleach, etc.).
  • Cleaning products with oils, powders, or abrasives should be avoided.
  1. Chemicals to Avoid:

Avoid the following chemicals as they may damage Quartz:

  • Oil soaps, dyes, stains, paint thinner, or strippers.
  • Solvents like acetone, nail polish, lacquer thinner, or bleach (short-term exposure is acceptable for cleaning stains).
  • Chlorinated solvents (trichloroethylene or methylene chloride).
  • Benzene, toluene, methyl ethyl ketone (M.E.K.).
  • Concentrated acids (hydrocyanic acid, hydrofluoric acid, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid).
  • Chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels (pH > 10).
  1. Handling Chemical Contact:

If any of the listed substances contact Quartz, rinse with plenty of water and follow routine cleaning immediately.

  1. Recommended Cleaners:

Use the following cleaners:

  • Simple Green
  • 10x Stone Polish
  • Magic Eraser by Mr. Clean
  • Mild Soap and Water
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Hopes Surface Cleaner
  • Rock Doctor Cleaner
  1. Manufacturer's Information:

Refer to your specific manufacturer's care and maintenance information for further guidance.

Laminate tops:

  1. Dealing with Streaks:
  • Glass cleaning products like Mr Muscle Surface & Glass or Ajax Spray 'n' Wipe are effective on streaky marks, especially on dark colors and gloss surfaces.
  1. Handling Grease:
  • Use hot soapy water to deal with greasy marks; finish off with a glass cleaner if needed.
  1. Quick Action for Spills:
  • Promptly wipe off spills like beetroot and berry juices, first aid preparations, bleach, dishwasher detergents, and artificial dyes. Avoid using certain cleaners like acid-based ceramic cleaners, oven cleaner, or limescale removers.
  1. Addressing Scratches:
  • To minimize scratching, avoid dragging or sliding objects on the surface. Always place and lift objects.
  1. Stain Removal:
  • If Ajax Spray 'n' Wipe doesn't remove a stain, try methylated spirits or a diluted bleach mixture. Be cautious as bleach may damage the laminate surface. Use solvents like methylated spirits or acetone for ink marks from pens.
  1. Cleaning After Use:
  • After using a cleaner, rinse the surface with water and polish dry with a soft cloth.
  1. Avoiding Certain Actions:
  • Don't place hot appliances or pots directly on the laminate surface.
  • Avoid scourers and abrasives, as they can damage the surface.
  • Refrain from using furniture polishes to prevent silicone wax buildup that may cause discoloration and smear marks.
  • Don't cut directly on Formica laminate surfaces.
  • Avoid placing burning cigarettes on the laminate surface.

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