Quartz countertops are non-porous, which makes them incredibly resistant to staining. They’re also quite durable, and engineered stone rivals high-end granite in terms of beauty. No wonder quartz has become a preferred choice for kitchen and bathroom counters!
Of course, every type of countertop material needs some attention to stay at its best. Fortunately, the upkeep for quartz is easy. Here’s what to do – and not to do – to maintain your quartz countertops.
Quartz countertops don’t require much maintenance – they never need sealing like natural stone. That said, keep these routine care tips in mind:
Wipe spills immediately
Stains never have a chance to set in when you wipe the mess when it’s still wet.
Scrape away dried crud
A hard plastic scraper makes it easy to eliminate a dried mess.
Choose a bleach-free degreaser
Go with glass cleaner or cleanser made for quartz to remove cooking grease.
If your countertop has a tougher stain, such as permanent marker or ink, use an adhesive cleaner, such as Goo Gone. If that fails, try isopropyl rubbing alcohol, or simply contact a local custom countertop fabricator for expert assistance.
What Not to Do
Caring for quartz countertops is easy, but if you want to preserve the integrity and aesthetic appeal of your engineered stone counters, you’ll need to steer clear of damaging habits. Here’s how to protect your quartz:
Never use scouring pads or abrasive cleansers
Don’t place hot pans directly on the surface
Avoid slicing and dicing without a cutting board
Take care not to drop heavy objects on the countertop
How Long Do Quartz Countertops Last?
Manufacturers typically offer warranties in the 10 to 15 year range, but if you give your quartz countertop the care it needs, the surface will remain beautiful for much longer – maybe even for as long as you own your home.
And, in the unlikely event your quartz counter chips or develops a crack at some point down the road, the issue is easy to fix. Do-it-yourself kits are widely available, or you can turn to a local custom countertop fabricator for a more seamless repair with a flawless finish.
If you have questions about quartz countertops, the award-winning professionals at Creative Granite can provide expert answers and advice on options for your Utah, Idaho or Wyoming home.
Creative Granite, an industry leader in the Intermountain West for more than 17 years, carries a vast range of high-quality natural stone and engineered countertop materials. Our skilled team offers exceptional fabrication, masterful installation and unparalleled customer service.
For a free, no-pressure consultation and a look at samples of our quartz countertops, contact us in Salt Lake City today.