Natural stone is always a trend, but when it comes to maintaining and cleaning, it can give you hard times. Therefore, manufacturers have developed composite materials, to improve the overall quality of the product. One of these products is quartz.
Here are the best tricks on how to maintain your quartz slabs that will make your everyday life easier.
For day to day cleaning, quartz is easy to clean. Daily clean up is easily handled, with just soap, water and a soft rag. Mild detergent can be used too. Wipe the slabs once a day, if possible.
Occasionally, use a glass cleaner for deep cleaning. Spray the cleaner on your quartz slabs, let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off with a wet cloth.
Wipe up spills as soon as possible
To avoid stains, clean the spills with hot water and soap as soon as possible. Pay special attention to wipe up spilt coffee, wine and tea immediately, because these liquids can leave a permanent stain on the slabs.
Removing tough stains
Use an adhesive remover to clean up the stains. Pour a bit of cleaner on the stain, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Splash the cleaner on a cloth, and gently remove the stain. Once the stain is removed, clean the slabs well with warm water. Your slabs should be as good as new if you follow these steps.
Use a cutting board
Although quartz is highly scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. Using a cutting board will also prevent unnecessary scratches, but also avoid dulling the knives.
Use a mat
Quartz can resist temperatures up to 150°C, but it can be damaged by quick temperature changes. Never place a hot pot directly on the surface; place it on the mat or trivet. We recommend placing a hot pad or trivet under electric skillets, toaster and other electric devices.
Avoid excessive force
Dropping heavy object out of hand can chip and fracture quartz slabs.
Avoid harsh cleaners
Highly acidic and alkaline cleaners can damage the surface of the quartz slabs. Cleansers to avoid are oven cleaner, bleach, drain cleaners, dishwasher rinsing agents, trichloroethane or methylene chloride. If any of these comes in contact with your quartz slabs, rinse the surface with water, which will neutralize the effect of harsh cleansers.
Use a putty knife to remove hardened spills or buildup. Use a wet cloth to remove any marks of the residue.
Use a degreasing cleanser that does not contain bleach. Spray your slabs with degreasing cleanser and rinse off with a wet rag.
Proper maintenance and cleaning can help prolong the replacement life of the quartz countertop. Following these simple steps and tricks will ensure your quartz slabs look as good as new, even after many years. To find out more about our quartz stone range, contact us here.