Must-Know Tips For Taking Care Of Your Quartz Countertops

Posted on: 13 October 2022

Quartz is a beautiful and popular material for kitchen countertops. It is also a very durable material, but it still needs to be properly cared for to maintain its beauty and longevity. Discover a few tips to help you take care of your quartz countertops so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Wipe Up Spills Immediately

Just like any other surface, quartz is susceptible to staining if spills are not cleaned up quickly. Whether it is water, food, or something else, it is important to wipe up any spills as soon as they happen. Quartz is a non-porous material, which means it will not absorb liquids like other materials, such as granite or marble. However, if a spill is left to sit on the surface for too long, it can still cause staining. The stains are often unsightly and take away from the beauty of quartz.

To avoid staining, make sure to wipe up any spills as soon as they happen. Use a clean, soft cloth to gently dab at the spill until it is gone. If the stain is particularly stubborn, use a mild soap and water solution to help remove it. Be sure to rinse the area well afterward to remove any soap residue.

If a stain does manage to set in, don't despair. There are a few ways to remove quartz stains. One is to use a poultice, a paste applied directly to the stain and left to dry. Once it has dried, the poultice will pull the stain out of the quartz. Another option is to use a chemical stripper specifically designed for quartz. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully when using any type of chemical on your quartz countertops.

Don't Put Hot Pots or Pans Directly on the Quartz

While quartz is a durable material, extreme heat can still damage it. Excessive heat can cause quartz to crack or chip. Quartz is made of quartz crystals held together by a resin. When quartz is heated, the quartz crystals expand at a different rate than the resin. This can cause cracking and chipping as the materials expand at different rates and put stress on the quartz. So avoid placing hot plates, pots, and pans on the quartz countertop. Use a hot pad or trivet to protect the quartz from extreme heat.

If you do happen to accidentally place a hot pot or pan on your quartz countertop, don't panic. The damage may not be as bad as you think. If there is only a small amount of heat damage, it is often possible to repair quartz countertops. However, if the damage is extensive, you may need to replace the quartz entirely.

Contact a local contractor to learn more about quartz kitchen countertops.