How to Clean a Quartz Countertop

Cleaning Quartz

Quartz is a great option for your kitchen and bathroom countertop installation. This engineered stone is sturdy, beautiful, affordable, and comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

Another benefit? They are relatively easy to clean! Capitol Granite is here to give you tips on how to keep your quartz countertop looking its best.

Fresh Spills

During frantic mornings filled with feeding kids, packing lunches, and getting out the door in time for work, it can be easy to miss that spilled orange juice on the counter. However, taking the extra 60 seconds to wipe it down with a soft cloth and dish soap will make your counter last longer!

Old Spills

Of course, we all have those “you missed a spot!” moments. If you encounter a dried spill, your best bet is to use glass or surface cleaner. Scrub gently with a non-abrasive sponge, like you’d use on a non-stick pan, and the spill will lift right out!

Stains

There are some especially stubborn stains that you might need a bit more elbow grease to take care of. Dried makeup and nail polish should be removed with a plastic putty knife before being wiped down with dish soap and water.

For a stain like permanent marker, a product like Goo Gone on a cloth will help rub it out! You could also try using rubbing alcohol. Rinse with warm water and repeat if necessary.

Remove grease with a degreasing product from the grocery store to clean up any cooking messes and avoid a slippery countertop.

Routine Cleaning

Keeping your countertop clean will keep the area looking and feeling nice! It’s no secret that the kitchen and bathroom are prone to collecting germs and bacteria, so routine cleaning of your quartz countertop will help keep your family healthy!

For a deep clean, take the non-abrasive surface cleaner of your choice and spray all across your countertop. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping it down with a soft cloth.

What to Avoid

The biggest cleaning “don’t” is using an abrasive cleaner or sponge. Abrasive cleaners are generally labeled for heavy duty cleaning and could harm your countertop. Instead, use gentler cleaners and soft or silicone sponges.

Quartz Countertop in Richmond, VA

If you’re looking for a new quartz countertop, or have questions about caring for your current piece, give Capitol Granite a call at (804) 265-4751. You can also take a look at our selection, services, or contact us online!
 

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