Quartz worktops add quality and class to your kitchen space – a practical surface material that not only adds a modern look but is also incredibly durable. Whether you have had a brand-new quartz countertop installed or are looking to freshen up your older worktop, cleaning your surfaces properly is essential to keep them looking their best.
As one of the leading experts in the industry, Quartz Kitchens works closely with a wide array of quality suppliers to bring you the best stone kitchen surfaces for the best price. Specialising in all stone surfaces, they have outlined the best practices for maintaining your quartz kitchen worktops below.
Read on to discover their top tips for cleaning your quartz worktops.
The advantages of quartz worktops:
Established as one of the most popular stone surface materials for kitchen surfaces, quartz is a manufactured material with many benefits.
One primary benefit is the amount of customisation options available – as during the manufacturing process the pigmentation can be adjusted to change the texture and colour of the final product.
Quartz is also extremely hardwearing, the perfect choice for those with a busy household who do not want to worry about chips, cracks, or scratches.
An additional benefit of quartz is that it is a very hygienic worktop surface material. As quartz is non-porous and extremely dense, bacteria do not grow as quickly as on other materials, such as marble or granite.
Steps to effectively clean quartz worktops:
Quartz is a very low-maintenance worktop material, which is another reason for its widespread popularity across the UK. However, there are a few steps that you can take in order to ensure your quartz worktops are always looking their best. These include:
- Aim to avoid the accumulation of dust and food crumbs on the countertop by regularly wiping them away
- Using a soft cloth or paper towel, add warm water with a light detergent before wiping down the surface. We do recommend doing a patch test with the detergent beforehand
- Always try to wipe away spills immediately when they occur
- Once clean, use a microfibre or e-cloth to buff the surface material completely dry
What should you avoid?
To keep your quartz worktops looking their best, there are a few things that you should avoid:
- Using hot pans directly on the countertop. As quartz is a manufactured material, the resins and polymers used in the manufacturing process can discolour when exposed to heat
- Bleach or chlorine. Never use harsh chemicals as these can also discolour or stain the surface. Instead, opt for a light surface cleaner
- Spilling oil. Oils and oil-based products can leave an unsightly film behind.
Quartz is one of the easiest to maintain surface materials on the market – one of the reasons it is loved so much by homeowners around the UK. We work closely with a range of industry-leading quartz worktop suppliers, including the following: SILESTONE | CAESARSTONE | COMPAC | DEKTON |NILESTONE | CIMSTONE | EVEREST STONE | UNISTONE | NOBLESTONE.
Read Quartz Kitchen’s extended article on cleaning your quartz surfaces here.