Spring Cleaning 101: Cleaning Quartz Countertops

Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by Arch City Granite

If you’ve got quartz countertops, you’ve got extremely durable, unbelievably attractive, and incredibly classy countertops. Quartz — that extravagant-looking engineered stone that comes in an array of colors — can instantly elevate the allure of any kitchen as well as the overall value of the entire house.

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Quartz is an investment, but, fortunately, it’s also easy to keep clean and maintain.

Here’s a quick lesson on how to protect your investment by properly cleaning quartz countertops:

  • Start with water. One of the wonderful things about cleaning quartz counttertops is that, in most cases, all you need is water and a paper towel. All you have to during routine, day-to-day cleaning is get your paper towel wet with a little water then wipe down your quarts countertops.
  • Move on to scrub pads and cleaning solutions. Even though quarts is incredibly durable, it can still be damaged by prolonged exposure to acidic liquids such as wine, vinegar, lemon juice and soda. If you are not able to catch and clean up these spills immediately, you can use a soft scrub pad combined with a store-bought surface cleaning solution to wipe your quarts countertops clean.
  • Avoid corrosive products. When you are cleaning quartz countertops, you might be tempted to try products that claim to have the power to give your quartz a radiant, lustrous appearance. Don’t be fooled by these claims–your quartz countertops already have a radiant, lustrous appearance. No cleaning products–not bleach, wax, polish, high-pH cleaners, or other corrosive products–can make it look nearly as good as it does with a touch of water.

Cleaning quartz countertops is easy, especially if you take steps to keep them clean in the first place. There are, however, certain things that can cause problems. Permanent markers, cooking grease that has been on the countertops for long periods of time and fingernail polish, for example, can all leave your quartz countertops stained or dulled in appearance.

If you have any of these problems with your quartz countertops, don’t fret. There are steps that can be taken to restore their natural beauty. Contact the quartz countertop fabricators and installers at Arch City Granite & Marble today to talk about your options.

Don’t have quartz countertops, yet? Don’t worry, you can Arch City to explore your quartz options, as well as their full line of granite, marble and soapstone countertops.

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