Quartz countertops are highly resistant to stains, but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a good, thorough cleaning every so often. This will help to maintain the quartz’s shine and beauty. However, you need to properly clean the counters, and avoid using certain cleaning products. Here are some tips on cleaning quartz countertops:
Spills & Streaks
It’s important to wipe up spills as soon as they happen. Remove the spill with a wet cloth, and then pad the area with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture.
You can get rid of streaks by first washing the area with water and then drying it off with a soft cloth. A more thorough removal can be done with a solution of water and white vinegar.
Objects that have hardened (gum, food, nail polish, etc.) on your counters can be removed with a putty knife or another object that won’t leave behind scratches. Once the bulk of the hardened object has been removed, take a damp cloth and wipe away any marks or dirt. Another option is to use a no-scratch Scotch-Brite pad to get rid of hardened objects.
Dust & Dirt
Dust and dirt can be removed with a wet sponge or cloth. If you want to give the countertops a more thorough cleaning, then mix mild liquid detergent and hot water. Once you’ve finished, give the counters a rinse to remove any cleaning agents that might have been left behind.
- Aggressive cleaners (those with a high alkaline/pH level) like oven and grill cleaners, and dishwasher polishing products.
- Putting hot pans and pots directly on your counters. Use hot pads and trivets.
- Products containing powders or oils. Immediately rinse and pad dry your counters should they come into contact with these products.
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