The Dos and Don’ts for Quartz Countertop

Quartz is one of the most versatile and durable countertop materials on the market. It’s available in many different colors from your Denver natural stone supplier and can elevate the look of any kitchen, whether it’s large or small. But before you commit to installing this type of countertop in your home, you need to know what you should and shouldn’t do to keep these countertops looking great for years to come. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Do Wipe It Down Every Day
Dirt and grime may not seem like a big deal, but they can make your quartz countertops look less pristine. Worse, much of the grime that collects on countertops is acidic and can eat through the sealant and polish if left to sit for days on end. Get in the habit of wiping down the countertops at the end of the day, every day. This will keep the buildup at bay and will better protect and preserve the look of your quartz.

Do Use Soft Cloths and Sponges
Though quartz is durable, you can end up scratching it if you’re not careful. That’s why it’s essential to use soft microfiber cloths and sponges to wipe up any messes instead of stiff-bristled brushes and other abrasive materials. If you have buildup or stuck-on food that won’t wipe up easily, wet it with your preferred cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes. This should loosen the grime and let you wipe it up easily.

Do Clean Spills as Soon as They Happen
When properly sealed, quartz shouldn’t stain. But if the sealant is damaged, spills can soak into the material and leave you with an unsightly stain. Try to wipe up spills as soon as you notice them. This will reduce the risk of stains and help you keep your quartz countertops looking like new for as long as possible.

Don’t Use Bleach
Bleach can damage your quartz and cause etching in the material which can trap stains, food residue, and grime. Instead of reaching for bleach to clean your countertops, use a stone-safe cleaner or a small amount of dish soap diluted in warm water. These will clean your countertops without doing damage to the quartz.

Don’t Cut Food Directly on the Stone
Though quartz may seem tough enough to cut food on directly, it’s best to use cutting boards. Knives can damage the polish and the sealant leaving your stone exposed to everything in your kitchen. Keep a good cutting board on hand and use it anytime you’re preparing food. If you do forget and end up scratching your quartz, you may want to get it repaired as soon as possible.

Keep These Tips in Mind
Quartz is durable, but it does require a bit of TLC if you want it to last as long as possible. By following these tips, you’ll be able to keep your stone looking great for years. And if you have old quartz that you want to replace, don’t hesitate to reach out to Natural Stone Sales today. Our experienced team will help you find the perfect natural stone for your kitchen upgrade.
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