How to Take Care of Quartz Countertops
Taking care of your quartz countertops is important to extend their life, maintain their presentation, and keep a clean house. Throughout this guide, we’ll be focusing on how to take care of your quartz countertops and the best ways to do so. The kitchen is the heart of the home and we at Emerald Granite Works want you to be able to maintain your quartz countertops. If you’re interested in having quartz countertops installed to replace your previous countertops, contact us at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
The Best Routine for Cleaning Quartz Countertops
One of the best routines for cleaning your quartz countertops is explained below, step by step, with easy to follow instructions. Discover how by continuing on…
Wiping Down Your Countertops
Prior to any level of deep cleaning, you’ll always want to wipe down your quartz countertops with a soft cloth or sponge with mild soap. This will allow the tougher gunk and grease to be removed much more easily. Think of this as the preparation stage for the proper cleaning.
Scrape Off Junk with a Plastic Scraper
Using a plastic scraper, similar to the plastic scrapers used for cast iron cleanup, can be a great way to remove stuck-on crud from your quartz countertops. This method is fantastic for dried food, buildup, or any other stuck materials and debris.
Use a Mild Degreaser Which is Safe On Quartz
Using a degreaser can break up the caked-on grease on your quartz countertops. Simply apply a small amount of the degreaser and you’ll most likely find the process to be quite simple and effective. Make sure not to use bleach wipes on your quartz countertops, as it may affect the shine, luster, and finish of the actual surface.
How to Remove Tough Stains from Quartz Countertops
Sometimes stains on quartz countertops can be tough and stubborn. For this we recommend following the guidelines below to see better results.
Dampened Sponge (Soft Side)
A dampened sponge with some mild soap can do wonders for removing stains when diligently applied to the surface of your quartz countertops. Again, make sure to use the soft side of the sponge to ensure you don’t scratch your quartz countertops.
Use a Mild, Yet Effective Cleaner Such as Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
A very effective, yet mild cleaner which can be used on many surfaces with a little bit of water and a soft sponge is Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds. It’s all-natural and has the ability to remove some very tough stains without causing abrasive damage to your quartz countertops.
Proactively Protecting Your Quartz Countertops
There are other ways to protect and take care of your quartz countertops and this consists of the following steps below.
Clean Up Spills Upon Accident
Immediately cleaning up spills instead of waiting for them to dry up and stain can do a lot of good when proactively maintaining your quartz countertops. All it takes is having a handy, soft sponge nearby ready to go in case of an accidental spill. From there, be sure to dry the surface with a clean towel or paper towel to prevent streaks.
Avoid Extreme Heat
Quartz countertops can only handle so much heat. It’s best to use a hot pad or trivet to avoid causing heat-induced damage to your quartz countertops. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when placing hot objects on quartz countertops. Yes, they can handle some heat, yet they’re certainly not as heat-resistant as granite countertops.
Utilize a Cutting Board When Chopping or Slicing
To avoid scratching or slicing your quartz countertops, you’ll always want to use a cutting board or proper chopping block. This not only helps protect your quartz countertops, it can be a great way to accessorize your quartz countertops.
Avoid Harsh, Abrasive Cleaners
Harsh, abrasive cleaners are one of the worst things you can use for your quartz countertops. It’s best to utilize all of the other methods we’ve mentioned here to ensure your quartz countertops are looking pristine and proper.
Contact Emerald Granite Works to Schedule a Consultation
If you’re seeking a new quartz countertop and you’re looking for some of the best quartz around with amazing installation and customer service to go along with it, contact us below! Call us right here at: 512-588-4459. We’ll be sure to respond to your message within one business day and be sure to visit your home as soon as possible to evaluate the overall project.