How Do You Keep Quartz Countertops Shiny?
Since 2017, quartz has become one of the most popular countertop surfaces – far surpassing the desire for granite and helping to increase property values by nearly 25% in some cases.
Quartz countertops are ideal for many reasons, including their ability to deflect germs, as well as it’s hearty and robust material making them virtually chip resistant. In addition, quartz countertops are 93% natural material, making them an excellent investment.
Quartz countertops are available in a matte and sheen finish, making them a beautiful centerpiece to your interior design. Manufacturers intensely polish the quartz, giving them a high-end, highly finished look.
If you already have or are considering quartz countertops for your property, follow our easy quartz countertop cleaning guide.
Daily Cleaning and Stain Removal
Cleaning quartz countertops often will ensure they remain in tip-top condition. If you spill coffee or red wine (or anything of a dark liquid), you should wipe it up immediately with a wet cloth or kitchen towel – but rest assured that you likely won’t ruin the surface like you would with marble. Darker liquids may react with the resin and leave a mark; therefore, it is best to clean your quartz countertop daily and not leave any areas uncleaned overnight.
For most effective cleaning, fill a small spray bottle with gentle soap and water. You may also use a vinegar-based spray or make your own mild concoction. Then spray it over the countertop and wipe from side to side in full motions.
Removing Tough Grime
You can use the same soap or vinegar-based product and spray it onto your quartz countertop. Allow it to sit for 2-3 minutes before wiping.
You can use a plastic knife or scraper to remove the grime if it doesn’t come off with a cloth. Although quartz is sturdy, we wouldn’t recommend using a metal tool to remove it.
You will need to disinfect your quartz countertops twice a week. You can purchase general antibacterial wipes but avoid any that include bleach.
Germs don’t fester on quartz countertops, so you don’t need to use heavy-duty products. In fact, over time, bleach can discolor the surface of your quartz countertops.
Making Quartz Countertops Shine Monthly
Although the polish on quartz countertops does not vanish, it can sometimes look less lustrous. The cause is tiny dust particles that land on the surface. But, again, it’s a quick fix.
Windex, or other window and mirror shining products, are excellent for polishing quartz countertops. Spray from a distance and wipe them with a microfiber cloth.
Cleaning Products to Avoid
A few cleaning products in your home are not suitable for quartz countertops. Anything with high acidity or alkaline levels can cause etching. So, avoid this list below, and your quartz will be stain-free for a lifetime.
- Abrasive scrubbers
- Lemon juice
- Undiluted vinegar
- Hydrofluoric acid
If you feel unsure about purchasing safe cleaning products, consider buying a specific quartz countertop cleaning product. They include only non-harmful substances.
Quartz Countertops Are Stylish and Manageable
We’re sure that you adore your quartz. Or, if you’re considering purchasing them, this guide to quartz countertops has shown how easy they are to maintain.
So, contact us today to discuss quartz for your home or other home improvement ideas.