How To Clean A Quartz Countertop ?
How to clean quartz countertops is a question that most people with quartz countertops are asking. Quartz countertops have many benefits over natural stone, including durability, being non porous which makes it easier to clean, and being heat-resistant. As any quartz installer or owner can tell you, quartz is very durable when compared to other natural stone materials. Some reasons for its resistance include not being able to absorb liquids like oils from food or water. Because of this quality in quartz, it means that it will not stain easily. So with these advantages in mind how does one keep them clean?
Here are some tips on How To Clean A Quartz Countertop:
- First of all create an inventory of the products already at home that you will use for your quartz countertop. You want to make sure that the products are mild enough not to scratch your surface. Some household cleaners like Windex can damage some solid surfaces, so test first on an inconspicuous area – like behind the sink or on the underside of a cabinet.
- Other items that you will need include paper towels (lint free), dishwashing liquid (or other mild soap), bowl for mixing solution, squeegee, and clean rags.
- Take half cup of dish washing liquid in a small bowl and mix it with warm water.
- Now take the solution and clean the surface by wiping it gently initially with a damp cloth or towel without applying too much pressure, follow this by dabbing the surface with a clean, lint-free towel. If you have any stubborn marks or areas that need more attention, then you can use the diluted dishwashing liquid on a soft cloth and rub gently. Rinse off the area with clean water and dry it with a paper towel.
It is also important to keep in mind that quartz is susceptible to etching if acidic solutions are left on the surface for an extended time. So avoid using vinegar, lemon juice, or other citrus based cleaners.
For regular cleaning of your quartz countertops, wipe them down with a damp cloth and dry with another clean cloth . This will help remove any built-up dirt or dust and will help keep your quartz looking shiny and new.
If you have a spill on your quartz countertop, clean it up as soon as possible. Blot the area with a paper towel to help soak up the liquid and then use a mild soap and water mix to clean the surface. Rinse off with clean water and dry with a paper towel.
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It is also important to reseal your quartz countertops every 12-18 months. You can purchase sealant from your quartz supplier or use an acrylic sealant that can be found at most hardware stores.
By following these simple tips you can keep your quartz countertops looking beautiful and shiny for years to come!