Quartz is non-porous, which makes it one of the easiest countertop surfaces to maintain and clean.
With any stone countertop it’s a good idea to clean up spills right away. Even though Quartz is non-porous and stain resistant, it is not stain proof. Spills left to sit for long periods of time can cause discolorations. Plus, the longer a stain sits, the harder it becomes to clean.
Here are the dos and don’ts of cleaning Quartz countertops:
Many people use Windex® or similar cleaners to help shine their countertops, while this is okay for most Quartz, you should avoid cleaners with bleach or ammonia. Windex® for example come in an ammonia-free version.
Use harsh chemicals (avoid very high or low pH levels)
Use bleach or ammonia
Use bleach wipes
Clean with rough scouring pads or stiff-bristled brushes
Clean with vinegar (some say it is okay, but vinegar is acidic and can cause discoloration)
The real key is to be gentle. Don’t use any harsh chemicals or cleaning tools that can scratch the surface. Long-term that’s the real goal, avoid scratches. The resins used to seal quartz protects the stone. Scratches allow food and other substances to reach the stone, which can cause damage and stains. If you avoid cleaning with sharp or abrasive products and/or harsh chemicals, you’ll help prolong the life and beauty of your Quartz.
Quartz is an engineered stone, so it’s not 100% natural. Companies manufacture it. Different brands of Quartz may have slightly different instructions for care, so check with your manufacturer or installer to make sure you know the best methods for cleaning your countertops. If you have questions, give us a call at:316-946-0530