The Ultimate Guide: How to Clean and Care for Quartz Countertops - Select Surfaces

The Ultimate Guide: How to Clean and Care for Quartz Countertops

At Select Surfaces, we’ve chosen to specialize in quartz countertops over other surfaces for their unmatched durability and uncompromising aesthetic appeal. Understanding how to clean quartz countertops and how to care for them is key to maintaining their beauty and functionality. In this guide, we’ll share expert tips to help you keep your quartz surfaces in top condition, whether they’re gracing your kitchen or bathroom.

Understanding Quartz Countertop Maintenance

Quartz’s non-porous nature makes it resistant to stains and easy to maintain, a significant reason why we at Select Surfaces prefer it. However, regular cleaning and care are still essential to preserve its stunning appearance.

Daily Quartz Cleaning Routine

Basic Cleaning: Use a soft cloth or sponge with warm water for everyday cleaning to remove dust and small spills.

Mild Dish Soap Solution: For more stubborn residues, opt for a mild dish soap diluted in water. Remember to avoid abrasive materials that could dull the surface.

Dealing with Spills and Stains

Immediate Action: Quickly addressing spills, especially from liquids that tend to stain like wine or oil, is crucial. Wipe them up promptly to prevent any potential staining.

Non-abrasive Surface Cleaners: For tougher stains, a non-abrasive surface cleaner is your best bet. Spray, let it sit briefly, then wipe away gently.

Avoiding Damage

Heat Exposure: Quartz counters are heat resistant to a fairly high degree, but are not impervious to damage from a hot pan placed directly on the surface. Use trivets or hot pads under hot items to protect your quartz countertops from heat damage.

Cutting Directly on the Surface: Always use a cutting board to prevent scratches. Just as importantly, you will need to protect your knives from the solid quartz surface. 

Harsh Chemicals: Steer clear of strong chemicals or cleaners with bleach or ammonia, as they can damage the quartz.

Periodic Deep Cleaning for Quartz

Gentle Deep Cleaning Products: Use products designed specifically for quartz for an in-depth clean.

Polishing Quartz Surfaces: Though not necessary, occasionally using a quartz-suitable polish can enhance the countertop’s shine.

How to Clean Quartz Countertops in Bathrooms:

Quartz slabs are becoming more popular for shower walls and vanity countertops. The smooth, solid surfaces are easy to clean and, since they are completely sealed, will not deteriorate or discolor from moisture entry.

Regular Wiping: Regularly clean your quartz surfaces to avoid buildup from common bathroom products.

Avoiding Water Spots: Keep the countertops dry to prevent water spots, especially in hard water areas.

At Select Surfaces, we understand the importance of knowing how to clean quartz countertops and how to care for quartz countertops. With these simple yet effective maintenance tips, your quartz surfaces, whether in your kitchen or bathroom, will continue to exude elegance and functionality for years to come. Remember, the beauty of quartz lies in its low maintenance and enduring charm. We invite you to visit a Select Surfaces showroom to experience firsthand how beautiful and stress-free such surfaces can be. Let us help you discover the perfect quartz countertops for your home, contact us today.

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Jeremy and Laura, here are a couple of pictures of our recently completed project.  The countertops look great and we really appreciate everything you and your team did.

Thanks!

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