Have you considered choosing black quartz for your new kitchen or bathroom but you have doubts about the cleaning? Although stains will be less visible on black quartz, watermarks and fingerprints will be more visible. Following just a few simple tricks will ensure that your quartz stone surfaces are just as beautiful as the day you bought them.
1. Day to day cleaning
For day to day cleaning, it is best to use a mild detergent. Make the soapsuds with warm water and using the soft cloth, wipe the surfaces. Remove the soapsuds with a damped cloth.
2. Deeper cleaning
From time to time, you can do deep cleaning using the glass cleaner. Just spray the cleaner on the countertops and wipe it off with a damped cloth.
3. Avoid harsh chemicals
Harsh chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia can damage quartz’s surface and make it more porous. Such cleaners are, for example, oven or drain cleaners. Just use mild soap instead.
4. Removing dried spills
The more you wait to remove the spills, the harder it will be to remove it. Therefore, we advise removing spills at the earliest opportunity, but even if you let your spill dry, you will be able to remove it. In order to remove the dried spill, you will have to use adhesive cleaner. Just spray a bit of the cleaner on the spill, let it sit for a few minutes and then remove it with a damped cloth.
5. Cleaning with vinegar
From time to time you can also use a vinegar solution to remove the buildup and deeply clean your surfaces. This solution will also make your surfaces shine like no other. Just mix the vinegar with water and spray your surfaces. Follow up by rubbing it in with a kitchen sponge. After that, you can use a damped cloth to remove the residue.
6. Use rubbing alcohol
Some stains, such as ink or marker stains, will be easier to remove with rubbing alcohol than with an adhesive cleaner. Just pour a bit of the rubbing alcohol on the stain and rub it in with cotton pad. You can follow up with the usual cleaning.
7. Removing grease
You can use a degreasing cleaner to remove grease, or also just soap and water. Soap and water may not be enough if your surface is very greasy and in that case degreasing cleaner comes in handy. Just spray the surfaces with the cleaner and wipe it off with a damped cloth.
Following these simple tricks will make sure that your black quartz stone surfaces are always clean and shiny as the day you bought them. With proper maintenance, you will not have to think about the replacement for decades, because quartz surfaces are very long-lasting.
Having more questions about maintenance of black quartz? Please, contact us, and we will tell you all you need to know.