Quartz worktops are a stunning addition to any home – they’re stylish, classy, and can be an excellent centrepiece to your kitchen.
However, when it comes to cleaning your worktop, it can be a nightmare. Many people suffer an initial shock when they see stains and marks on their quartz worktop and without some research it is difficult to remove stains and grime without causing damage. Here are some tips to help you.
Quartz can resist many stains for at least a short amount of time, so if you spill tea, wine, fruit juice, or any other substance that may stain, be sure to wipe it up with a damp cloth immediately.
If you don’t catch the stain early, or the above doesn’t work, then a slightly more vigorous approach may be necessary.
An oil based cleaner will deal with ink based stains, and glass or surface cleaner will do the job on most others, although you may need a degreasing liquid for greasier stains.
Be sure to not use an abrasive cleaning tool – a soft sponge will do the job – but like with many delicate surfaces, a microfibre cloth is the best option for removing those stubborn stains.
What Not To Do
There are a number of cleaning products that can do far more harm than good to your counter top, and these should therefore be avoided at all costs. These include and highly acidic or alkaline cleaning products, including but not limited to turpentine, oven cleaner, nail polish remover, or bleach.
If any such product is accidentally spilled on your countertop, it is essential that you tend to them immediately. Clean with a mild detergent and microfibre cloth, and rinse fully as quickly as possible if such an incident occurs. Really, if you wipe down with a dish cloth with a little diluted washing up liquid every week, you will keep your worktop clean and shiny all the time. Every too much washing up liquid can result in water marks.
By following these simple tips, and making sure you do not utilise anything that may be damaging near your quartz worktops, you can ensure that your quartz countertops maintain their shine for many, many years to come.