Quartz is a favorite material for many homes, being especially popular for use as kitchen and bathroom countertops.
While the natural qualities of quartz make it durable and stain resistant, it is important that you know the proper methods of cleaning quartz surfaces, to keep them clean and beautiful for many years to come.
Here are some great tips for keeping your quartz surfaces clean.
• For daily cleaning
It is best to use a mixture consisting of a small amount of mild detergent and water. Gently wipe the surfaces with a soft cloth, dipped into the soap solution, and then rinse with plain water.
• For deep cleaning of stubborn spots or stains
Choose a cleaning agent that has a neutral pH and that is gentle and non-abrasive. Gently sponge this cleaner onto the desired area of the surface and massage. Once the area has been thoroughly cleaned, rinse well with clean water.
• For removal of dried residue
Begin by softening the deposit with warm water in order to loosen it from the quartz surface. Once it has had time to become less stiff and more pliable, gently scrape it off using a flat plastic scraper or other similar tool. Finally, wipe any remaining grime off with a soft sponge or brush.
Keeping your quartz clean is essential, but for a quartz surface to look its very best, it is important to also maintain good habits during daily use. See these practical tips to keep in mind.
• Avoid cutting directly on your quartz
While quartz is a very hard substance and will resist scratching, it can be damaged with sharp objects, such as a kitchen knife. To prevent this, make it a habit to always use a cutting board instead of cutting directly on your quartz surface.
• Avoid exposure to direct heat
Another way to protect your quartz surface from damage is to always use a trivet or hot pad under pans and pots that have just come off of the stove or out of the oven. Extreme direct heat can cause unwanted harm very quickly.
• Avoid harsh chemicals
Often times, countertops are surfaces where so many things happen. From kids art stations and science experiment centers to a multi-use place for household projects to take place. Because of this, it is important to remember to not let strong chemicals, such as bleach or paint thinner, make contact with your quartz surfaces as they can cause damage quickly.
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