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How to Give Your Quartz Countertops the Right TLC

If you’ve chosen quartz countertops to add the crowning touch on your kitchen design, you know that they are durable, yet pricey.  Since this is the case, you are committed to getting your money’s worth out of them, which means taking excellent care of them, so they can last for a lifetime.  You may already know a few things about caring for your quartz countertops, such as cleaning spills immediately or using only gentle cleansers, but what are other some other maintenance tips?

When you are cleaning your quartz countertops, it is important to only use soft cloths.  Doing so will allow the quartz to keep its shine.  We mentioned that it is important that you use only gentle chemicals on your quartz countertops.  Some of these include dish soap, Simple Green, Magic Eraser, denatured alcohol, Rug Doctor Cleaner, or Hope’s Surface Cleaner.  Simply following these guidelines will go a long way toward keeping your quartz countertops in prime condition.

Now that we’ve covered some of the “dos” for keeping your quartz countertops looking fabulous, let’s cover some of the “don’ts.”  Regardless of how much of a scientist you are at heart, it is important to reserve your scientific experiments for areas outside of the kitchen (unless you are playing with chemical reactions in cooking, of course).  This is because harsh chemicals such as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid can do damage to your countertops.  It is also important to avoid exposing your countertops to oils, dyes, paint thinners, solvents, chlorinated solvents, or chemicals with a pH greater than 10.  If you should happen to accidentally expose your quartz countertops to one of these damaging products, the best thing to do is to rinse the countertops with lots of water immediately.  Finally, if you accidentally get nail polish or gum or similar materials on your countertops, the best thing to do is to let it dry, then gently scrape the substance off with a plastic scraper or putty knife, then proceed with cleaning as usual.

That’s about it.  If you truly want to give your quartz countertops some TLC, keeping them shiny and new, you now have the knowledge that will allow you to achieve the goal.  If you have specific questions regarding quartz countertops, feel free to contact us at The Granite Guy.  Our knowledgeable team will gladly assist you with any questions you have.