How to Protect & Clean Quartz Kitchen Surfaces? 8 Tips & Tricks
Having quartz surfaces means that you will have a very low-level maintenance surface that saves a lot of time everyday. Quartz doesn’t need sealing and it is very easy to clean. But if you want to make your surfaces even cleaner and shinier, in this article you will find out about such tips. You will also find out what to avoid and prevent any potential damages.
1. Daily cleaning
For day to day cleaning, just use mild soap and water. Make some soapy water and using a soft cloth wipe your surfaces. Follow up with wiping your surfaces with a clean, damped cloth.
2. Deeper cleaning
From time to time, you can do the deep cleaning, to remove all the buildup and residue from everyday use. You can do the deeper cleaning with professional cleaning products or just mix some vinegar and water, or you can use the glass cleaner. Both will leave your surfaces very clean and super shiny.
3. Removing dried gunk
If you have food residue sitting for too long to the point where it is dried, you can remove that with a putty knife. If the gunk is so hardened and it is hard to remove, wet it with warm water and then remove it.
4. Protecting from heat
It is best not to put directly hot objects on your quartz surfaces. Instead, always use mats and trivets when preparing meals.
5. Protecting from scratches
Quartz is very resistant to scratching, but it is always better to be on the safe side and prevent anything unwanted from happening. When cutting, use a board, especially when working with porcelain knives. This will also prevent the dulling of the knives.
6. Avoid harsh chemicals
Harsh chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia can damage quartz. Those chemicals are usually found in other household cleaners. Make sure to avoid those chemicals and simply use mild soap or detergent instead.
7. Removing inks and markers
If you have a stain from ink or a marker, use rubbing alcohol to remove it. Just pour a bit of the alcohol on a cotton pad and wipe the spot with it.
8. Removing stains
Quartz kitchen surfaces are almost impossible to stain, but some liquids can leave a mark on it. Those liquids are usually coffee or wine. If you let them sit for too long on your surfaces, it is best to remove them with an adhesive cleaner. Just pour a bit of the cleaner on the spot, let it act for a bit and then remove everything with a damped cloth.
If you follow these simple tips your quartz kitchen surfaces will always be highly hygienic and clean. In addition to that, they will also be shiny and looking like new even after many years.
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