How to Clean a Quartz Countertop
How well do you care for your quartz countertop?
It’s durable, beautiful, and a great investment, but if you don’t keep your quartz countertop clean, it won’t last as long as it should. Ignoring regular upkeep can result in stains and a dingy-looking kitchen.
One of the benefits of quartz is that it’s low maintenance, meaning a little bit of care goes a long way! If you put in the work, your countertops will last for years.
Whether you’re facing tough stains or light spills, here’s what you need to know about keeping your quartz countertop clean and well-maintained.
Don’t Let Spills Sit
If you accidentally spill something on your quartz countertop, make sure to clean it immediately. Be extra careful with oily and acidic foods, such as wine, coffee, fruit juice, tomato sauce, and soda. If you spill any of these on your kitchen counters, wipe it up straight away.
It might be tempting to ignore stains as you’re cooking and clean up later, but it’s easy to forget about them, and letting spills sit around means they might damage the countertop’s surface.
Use Specialty Cleaners or Mild Dish Soap
We recommend using cleaners designed for quartz for everyday cleaning. If you don’t have any, you can use mild dish soap to wipe down your countertops. Keep in mind that dish soap may cause a residue that can reduce your countertop’s shine.
Use a soft rag or sponge and warm water if you’re using dish soap. Make sure to use a non-abrasive sponge to avoid scratching the countertop.
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
The best way to keep quartz kitchen countertops clean is to wipe them down as needed, but at least every day or two. Use your best judgment, but be sure to clean up food and beverage spills as soon as possible.
Never use harsh chemicals, such as bleach sprays or disinfecting wipes, on your countertops. Bleach can cause damage to quartz.
Removing Tough Stains
When cleaning counters, you may discover hidden grease stains or find spots you didn’t reach in time. Degreasing products can help, as long as they state they are safe for use on quartz.
For set-in stains, try using a glass cleaner. Again, make sure it’s safe for quartz surfaces. You might want to contact your countertop manufacturer to make sure glass cleaners are safe to use, as some companies advise avoiding them.
Another solution for tough stains is to use isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Wet a paper towel or a clean cloth with rubbing alcohol, rub the stain, and wipe the counter with warm water.
Keep Your Quartz Countertop Clean
Use these tips to keep your quartz countertop clean and sanitized. Regular upkeep will ensure you extend the lifespan of your counters for years to come. When in doubt, contact your manufacturer to ask about the best way to care for your countertops.
If you have questions about quartz countertops or are interested in installation, contact us to learn more or find a showroom in your area.