Did you opt for quartz countertops because of the many advantages they have? This stone is ultimately low maintenance, but still needs some care and sprucing up to keep stains and spills away.
Keeping your quartz countertops clean and looking as good as new is incredibly simple but should never be overdone. Following our guide will assist in ensuring your countertops are always looking clean and pristine.
Wiping your countertops with a microfibre cloth daily to keep crumbs and dust off your surfaces is the easiest. If you need something more than a wipe down, you can use a mild dish soap solution. Companies are constantly marketing products that seem like you need a special formula for quartz surfaces when in reality all you need is soap and warm water.
Spills and messes
Spills aren’t too catastrophic as they are for natural stone like marble (which is a product we don’t recommend for countertops), but you still don’t want the spill to sit there. Wipe the mess as soon as it happens with paper towels or a microfibre cloth.
How to get rid of stains
What happens if spills aren’t cleaned up in time and leave a stain? Use a solution of mild dish soap, a soft cloth, and warm water to gently work the stain out. If this doesn’t work, allow the dish soap and water to soak on the stain for a few minutes before attempting to clean again.
What about vinegar?
If limescale is spoiling the appearance of your quartz, reach for vinegar! What vinegar, along with baking soda, will be your best friends! Create a paste from equal parts vinegar and baking soda, apply to the surface and leave for 10 minutes before removing with cold water and a microfibre cloth. You might need to repeat this process if the staining is more stubborn.
What not to use on quartz countertops
Don’t use abrasive materials like steel wool or scourers when cleaning your quartz, these can damage the surface and make it lose its beautiful sheen! Stick to your microfibre cloth and mild dish soaps, and try to avoid harsh chemicals.
Bring the sheen back
Quartz countertops that are lacking their lustre can easily be fixed. If you haven’t been using our good old’ mild dish soap and warm water to keep your countertops clean, now is the time!
Quartz countertops really are versatile and easy to clean. They’re an option that will stand the test of time with many different shades and textures to select from.