Quartz, although a relatively new design option, has quickly become a popular countertop material due to its beauty and durability. It’s non-porous, stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and high-performance properties, make it an ideal option for commercial and residential kitchens as well as bathrooms. Although quartz is harder to damage than most countertops, it does need occasional care and maintenance in order to ensure that it maintains its luxe appearance. Luckily, there are several simple solutions for keeping your quartz looking beautiful for years to come.
Wipe down daily (or as often as you can)
To preserve your countertop’s shine and cleanliness, use a soft rag to wipe down the quartz with soap and warm water daily. You should also wipe up all spills as soon as possible to avoid staining. Quartz can resist stains for a short period of time, but you should still wipe them up as quickly as possible to avoid the stain setting. Items that can permanently stain quartz include wine, coffee, and tea.
Avoid extreme temperature contact
Do not place extremely hot pans or other dishes directly on quartz countertops. Quartz can resist temperatures up to 300°F, but higher temperatures can melt the resin, and quick changes in temperature can damage it. Instead, use trivets or mats below hot pans, pots, dishes, or skillets. When taking hot trays out of the oven, place them on the stove to cool instead of on your quartz countertop to avoid any unnecessary damage.
Avoid using knives
Quartz is designed to be scratch-resistant, but it’s not entirely scratch-proof. If you need to use a sharp knife, use a cutting board placed on the counter when you want to cut any food items. Avoid cutting directly on your quartz countertop, as using sharp knives directly on the surface can scratch it and cause permanent damage. Using a cutting board will also help you avoid dulling your knives more quickly.
Avoid abrasive cleaners & scouring pads
All cleaning should be done with mild detergents and soft rags. Abrasive cleaners, harsh chemicals, and sharp scouring pads can cause the bonds between the quartz and the resin to disintegrate and eventually damage the quartz surface. If any chemical substances do land on your quartz counter, quickly use water to rinse the surface as thoroughly as possible.
Avoid using heavy force
Try to avoid dropping heavy objects onto your quartz counters. Excessive force can chip or crack the surface of your counter and cause permanent damage that could require countertop replacement. Replacements due to damage of this type are also often not covered by your warranty, so be extra careful when transporting heavy objects over your counters.
Quartz is a beautiful and elegant touch to any contemporary design. Their durability makes them an excellent option for areas of your home that receive a lot of use, but they do need to be properly maintained to preserve their beauty. If you think quartz countertops would be a good fit for your next project, visit Best Cheer Stone to browse our extensive inventory. With over 60 exquisite quartz options exclusive to Best Cheer Stone, you’re sure to find the perfect match for you. Visit one of our showrooms across the country or contact us via our website for more information about our range of products.