Quartz comes in a variety of patterns and colours, and is extremely durable. Regular upkeep is very simple. Quartz countertops are by far one of the easier types of surfaces to maintain. While the care is simple, it is important that you perform these necessary steps in order to keep the sheen on your countertops bright and get the most out of your investment.
How to keep your quartz countertops clean on a daily basis:
1) Wipe down with a rag and warm water to remove any crumbs or food residue.
2) Spray with window cleaner and wipe with paper towels or microfiber cloth.
Your quartz countertops are heat resistant, but again, not heat proof. To maintain their beauty, never place hot items directly on the surface. Also, do not place heat-generating appliances directly on the surface; such as crock-pots or indoor grills. Instead, use a trivet or potholder to keep heat from affecting your countertop's shine. Excessive heat can lead to thermal shock; which causes deep cracks in the surface of your quartz.
While maintaining quartz countertops, it is important to avoid any harsh chemicals.
Chemicals and cleaners to avoid include:
1) Drain Cleaner
2) Oven Cleaner
4) Nail Polish Remover
5) Dish Washer Rinse Agents
Here are a few tips:
Never apply sealers, penetrants or topical treatments to your quartz countertops; they never need to be sealed.
Scrape any stuck-on gum, grease or paint off with a plastic (never metal) putty knife.
Remove any other grease with a degreasing cleanser as soon as it comes in contact with your countertop.
Remove ink or permanent markers with an oil-based cleaner, like Goo Gone; rinse with warm water immediately after the stain is removed.
Avoid excessive force or pressure on your countertops; this may crack or chip the surface.
Do not use a knife directly on your quartz countertops; while they are highly scratch-resistant, they can be damaged by knife or utensil cuts, or if forcefully hit with sharp objects. Always use a cutting board placed on top of the countertop to avoid damage.