Quartz is an elegant, durable and low maintenance surface. Maintaining your Quartz is actually fairly simple. For every day cleaning, wash your quartz countertop with a soft cotton cloth and warm water; if desired you can use a mild soap on quartz.
6 tips for cleaning your quartz worktop
- For difficult or greasy clean-ups use a gentle liquid cleaner (e.g. Mr. Clean, Cif, Simple Green, Fantastic, etc.) or ordinary dishwashing detergent (e.g. Palmolive) with warm water and a white Scotch Brite. Never use red or green Scotch Brite on Quartz as they contain aluminum oxide and may dull Quartz’s finish.
- Do not expose any quartz surface to abrasive, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers, or cleaning agents of the like (whether high, neutral, or low pH) such as regular Comet and Ajax. These cleaner’s chemicals can damage your surface. If needed, Bon Ami and Bar Keepers Friend are both approved non abrasive cleaning powders.
- Do not allow your quartz surface to get in contact with such products, including, but not limited to, drain cleaners, paint strippers or products containing hydrofluoric acid, methylene chloride, trichloroethylene or any product with a very high or very low pH. These types of chemicals may etch or discolor the surface of quartz.
- There is no need to apply any sealer to your quartz countertop. Sealers cannot penetrate it and remain on the surface. Eventually the sealer will start to wear off and cause the polish to appear dull and inconsistent.
- Although it is highly scratch resistant, quartz is not scratch proof. Proper care must be exercised, including the use of a cutting board as part of your care and maintenance routine.
- ● Quartz is scorch resistant, but is not heat proof. Always place a trivet or hot pad between quartz and any heat generating device. Be aware that sudden change of temperature or sustained heating may create enough thermal expansion energy to cause your quartz countertop to crack.