Quartz is an impressive countertop surface material that can withstand daily wear and tear. It also provides a beautiful finish and elevates a basic kitchen into an elegant space. While quartz is very durable, it does require proper care to keep it looking its best.
Here we’ll go over a few ways to keep quartz countertops looking beautiful even after years of use:
1. Daily Cleaning
The best and most basic way to maintain the aesthetics of quartz countertops is to clean them daily. Do not let even those sticky spills or crumbs sit for long. While quartz won’t get stained easily, continuous neglect may lead to discolouration.
Use a mild, pH-neutral cleaner and damp cloth to remove food residue and debris. Wipe off the spills immediately and once a day.
2. Avoid Harsh Cleaners
Quartz is a manufactured material made from ground-up particles of natural stones bound together with resins. It’s strong, nonporous, and more durable than other countertops. However, it’s also susceptible to abrasive cleaners. It’s also negatively affected by harsh chemicals like bleach and ammonia.
Abrasive cleaners, such as scouring powder and steel wool pads, can scratch or dull the surface of quartz countertops. You might not notice it immediately, but these scratches will accumulate with time and affect the overall appearance. Therefore, avoid using harsh cleaners to maintain the surface of your quartz countertops. Instead, stick with a mild cleaning solution and a soft cloth.
3. Protect from Heat
Quartz countertops resist heat, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune. When exposed to extremely high temperatures from hot pans, they can scorch. As a result, they lose their shine and even discolour.
It’s best to use trivets, hot pads, or coasters when placing hot pots and pans to keep your quartz countertop beautiful. Additionally, avoid placing candles directly on the surface of the quartz countertop.
At Orlando Stone World, we understand how important it is to keep quartz countertops looking beautiful. We offer comprehensive maintenance services from resurfacing to polishing and resealing. Contact us today via email or phone (407) 341-4688) for a free estimate. Our company services Orlando, Windermere, Lake Nona, Maitland, Winter Garden, and the surrounding communities.
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