Maintaining Quartz Countertops
Quartz countertops are popular but pricey. While there are more expensive countertop materials available, quartz is towards the top of the list in cost. Reason being, the unique stone is both attractive and durable. Consumers have flocked to purchase quartz countertops because they desire a long-lasting countertop that can be easily designed to fit their home. Quartz is worth the investment; however, the homeowner does have some responsibility in ensuring quartz maintains its worth overtime. Here are a few maintenance tips to ensure your quartz countertops stay in prime condition:
Clean up spills right away
You should do this regardless of the type of countertop, but make sure you clean up any spill as soon as possible. Lingering stains will cause the design to fade. Plus, the longer the stain remains, the tougher it will be to clean it. This is the simplest of quartz maintenance techniques. Don’t risk the health of your quartz countertop due to the simple negligence or laziness of not cleaning up a spill.
Do not place hot items on the quartz countertop
One fallback to quartz is that it is not heat-resistant. For this reason, anytime quartz comes in contact with a hot object, it will be damaged. Keep your pots and pans on the stove top where they belong. A heat shock will cause the countertop to crack.
Avoid cleaning products with strong chemicals
When cleaning quartz countertops, be sure to avoid cleaning products with strong chemicals. Avoid bleach, oven cleaners, furniture polish and all other cleaners with a significant chemical influence. Vinegar is a good alternative to clean quartz if you need to use anything besides warm water. Chemicals will cause quartz countertops to wear. Quartz’s standout shine will become dull and your countertops will become less attractive due to a user error. This does not mean to avoid cleaning altogether; you should clean your quartz countertops routinely. Just wet a sponge with warm water once or twice a week and you’ll keep them in good shape.
Ensure no sharp objects come in contact with the countertop
Quartz is not scratch-resistant either. Knives or other sharp objects coming in contact with quartz will result in scratches. If you are accustomed to cutting foods on your countertops, then a simple fix would be to buy a cutting board. Cutting boards are inexpensive and will be worth the purchase to sustain the beauty of your quartz counters. Additionally, abrasive cleaners can cause damage. Instead of using a scrubber, use either a soft cloth or a sponge. Quartz is very durable; however, it is not invincible. Executing these simple tactics will keep your quartz countertops in top condition.
If you are interested in upgrading your home with quartz countertops then Granite Artists is the company to reach out to! We offer other countertop options, but quartz is, of course, a popular selection. Our experts will give you all the specifics you need before making the purchase. Once your quartz countertops are bought and installed, remember the above tidbits to ensure it stays looking as good as new.