Some Useful Tips On How To Protect Your Quartz Countertops
Cleaning your quartz countertops, like any countertop, should be done daily to keep it clean and germ-free. The best way to protect is to clean up messes on the quartz countertop as soon as possible.
When your quartz countertop has a tough stain
You will need some glue remover to rub away tough stains. Take a wet rag or fiber cloth and use a specific cleaner. Pour the cleaner directly on the stain and let it stay there for 5 to 10 minutes before you wipe it off.
Ethyl alcohol and water spray
You can make your own quartz countertop cleaner using friction alcohol and dish cleanser. Mix three parts dish cleanser for one part rubbing alcohol. Take a wet rag with some ethyl rubbing alcohol and rub the stain using the wet towel or cloth. Next, you are going to want to wipe the counter again using just warm water. This will help with any tough stains that would not come off with a simple water and soap mix.
Clean Up Spills without delay
Quartz will resist stains for only a small period of time, so you should clean quartz as soon as the spill happens. You can take a mild soap and warm water mix to clean up the spill. Permanent stains can happen if the spill was coffee, wine, or tea. You must have to careful.
To protect your quartz countertops from really hot temperatures protect the countertops from hot pans, dishes, and small appliances that reach high temperatures by using a trivet. Extreme changes in temperature can cause cracks or warping. You do not want to place an object that is extremely hot, directly on your quartz because it will damage your tops so badly. If you will be sipping on citrus-like drinks, make sure to use coasters. Citrus liquids don’t mesh well with quartz counters.
Use A Cutting Board
Cutting and chopping food directly on your quartz can be tempting because it’s hard but we do not recommend it. We encourage you to keep a cutting board on-site and use it when chopping, cutting, and slicing food. Quartz is scratch resistant but they are not scratch proof.
Stay Away From Harsh Cleaners
Using abrasive cleaners like ammonia, oven cleaner or chlorine bleach or acidic cleaners will hurt your quartz counters. Keep nail polish, oven cleaner, turpentine, drain cleaners, bleach, methylene chloride, and all other harsh agents away.
If you design your kitchen in the outdoor area or decide to use a quartz countertop in an outdoor area, protect it from direct sunlight by adding sunshade to prevent fading.