How to Clean Quartz Worktops Expert Tips For Maintaining the Shine

Quartz Worktops

Choosing quartz for your worktop combines beauty, practicality, and durability, making it a great option for your kitchen. Since it is a nonporous material, it is stain-resistant and very easy to maintain. It’s also an aesthetically attractive choice and can be chosen in such a variety of styles and colours that it is likely to match nearly any kitchen. Once you’ve chosen a quartz worktop, you’ll want to make sure you’re caring for it diligently to preserve its functionality, beauty, and durability.

Understanding Quartz

What is quartz exactly? Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the world. A quartz worktop is a little different. A quartz worktop is comprised of about 90-99% natural quartz crystals combined with solid surface material. The ratio of quartz to resins, pigments, and adhesives depends on the manufacturer. Because quartz is a composite material, it is highly durable and extremely resistant to scratches and stains.

Daily Cleaning Routine

What is the best way to maintain your quartz worktop daily? Here are some steps for daily maintenance of your worktop.

  1. Clean gently after each use. Make sure nothing builds up on the surface of your quartz worktop.
  2. Clean thoroughly at the end of each day. A gentle cleanser may be used.

Keeping your worktop clean daily means that you are reducing the risk of a buildup of dirt, grease, and grime.

Choosing the Right Cleaning Product

Experts recommend a soft sponge or cleansing cloth with soap and water. An eco-friendly alternative to soap and water is vinegar and water. It may be handy to keep this solution in a spray bottle for daily use. It is important to use a gentle, non-abrasive cleaning product that is specifically designed for quartz surfaces. The use of pH-balanced cleaners is recommended. Avoid harsh chemicals. These could be very damaging to the surface of your worktop.

Removing Stubborn Stains

If you have a stubborn stain, it is important to remove it as quickly as possible. Some substances that can potentially stain your quartz worktop include grease, wine, coffee, and ink. These types of stains can be treated in several different ways.

  • Wine Stains
    If you spill wine on your quartz worktops, quickly blot the stain immediately. Next, soak a cloth in a water and baking soda mixture. Place this cloth on top of the wine stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, you should be able to rinse away the stain and dry the worktop.
  • Coffee Stains
    These stains should be fairly easy to remove. Simply blot the spill right away, then clean with a nonabrasive cleaner to completely remove the coffee and prevent a stain.
  • Grease
    Quickly sprinkle baking soda over the grease stain. After a few minutes, wipe up the baking soda with a damp cloth.
  • Ink
    A diluted mixture of rubbing alcohol and water can be used to remove an ink stain from a quartz worktop.

Make sure you stick to gentle cleansers on a daily basis.

Preventing Damage

As they are a composite material, quartz worktops are very durable and nearly impossible to scratch. Some substances to keep away from your quartz worktops are oils and heat. Heat can be damaging to quartz worktops because of the resins and additional materials added to the composition of the quartz surface. Oil is something that you just want to keep away from quartz worktops because they can dull the surface of the worktop.
Make sure that you keep abrasive cleansers and acidic substances away from your quartz worktop.

Sealing Quartz Worktops

One of the most common misconceptions about quartz worktops is that they need to be sealed. Quartz worktops do not need sealing. They are fully sealed when they are manufactured and do not require additional sealing, as they are nonporous. However, you may use sealants if you would like additional protection in specific situations.

Maintaining the Shine

The best way to preserve the beautiful lustre and shine of a quartz worktop is to regularly maintain and clean your quartz worktop. However, if you feel that they are losing their shine, certain measures can be taken.

  • Soap and Water
    A thorough cleansing with soap and water should be enough to put the shine back on your quartz worktop.
  • Window Cleaner
    Surprisingly, a gentle window cleaner works well at adding that beautiful lustre back to the finish of your quartz worktop.
  • Vinegar and Water
    This eco-friendly solution is very effective and shines up those worktops.
  • Quartz worktop polish
    When in doubt, manufacturers sell quartz worktop polish. This can restore the shine to your worktops quickly and easily.

Preventive Measures

Some preventive measures you can take to keep your quartz worktops in their best shape is the use of hot pads, trivets, and cutting boards to protect them from damage. Never use bleach on a quartz worktop. Try to keep cleaners eco-friendly and/or specified for use on quartz.

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In the North West UK, Prestige Granite and Marble, Ltd can help you with all of your quartz worktop needs. The customer reviews that give us our 5-star satisfaction rating say it best. There’s no time like the present to come by our 50,000 sq ft showroom to see all of our quartz worktop offerings . Need more information? Just visit our website. If you need to speak with someone, email [email protected] or phone 07540 617 891


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