The rumours are true. Yes quartz surfaces really are every bit as practical as they are stylish. Easy to clean and resistant to teenagers. The only problem being, when a surface looks this good, it’s natural to want to make sure it stays that way for as long as possible.
So just how do you look after quartz worktops? Here are a few tips from those in the know
When it comes to keeping quartz looking shiny and new, you’ll be pleased to hear there’s none of the endless buffing associated with the gleam of granite.
The only daily care routine that’s needed is a quick wipe over with warm soapy water.
You can leave quartz to dry naturally without worrying too much about streaks and watermarks but for a fast, smear-free finish that really showcases your worktop, simply wipe over damp surfaces with a microfibre cleaning cloth. It takes just seconds, and the results are totally worth it.
What if I have a Spill
If you’re a messy cook, or live with teenagers who appear to have never heard of a chopping board, you’ll know how much punishment your kitchen worktops take. .
Thankfully quartz is more resistant to staining than any other stone surface on the market. Being non-porous, stains are less likely to occur than with marble or granite worktops and, if they do, they’re easier to remove. It goes without saying that prevention is better than cure, so it’s important to try and clean up spills as soon as possible. Whilst quartz is non-porous, it pays to air on the side of caution and remove any oily or heavily coloured spills – think red wine, curry, or coffee – as quickly as possible. Just wipe up as you go no chemicals needed to keep your machined stone worktop looking great
What products should I use?
For everyday cleaning, liquids with a neutral pH can be used.. For that extra sharp look just dry your Quartz Benchtop with a microfibre cloth
And if a stain does take hold, what then? No need for strong chemicals and bleach. Mix some vinegar with water and rub the stain with this, rinse with clean water and dry with yor trusty microfibre cloth
Long term Machined Stone Care
No need for an expensive annual resealing or other expenses. Just remove dust and crumbs, wipe up spills quickly, and clean regularly with soapy water and a microfibre cloth, there’s nothing else to think about. Your quartz will stay looking as good as the day it was fitted.