Quartz Care & Maintenance

Maintaining your quartz is relatively simple. 

For everyday cleaning, use a soft sponge or dishcloth with warm water. Regular, gentle cleaning contributes to the durability and beauty of your quartz, making it an easy-to-maintain and long-lasting choice for your surfaces.

Cleaning Quartz Surfaces

For stubborn or greasy clean-ups, use a gentle liquid cleaner like Mr. Clean, 409, Simple Green, Fantastic, etc. or ordinary dishwashing detergent, e.g. Palmolive with warm water and a “White Scotch Brite.”

Never use red or green Scotch Brite on quartz as they contain aluminum oxide (the same abrasive in sandpaper) and may dull quartz’s finish.

Do not use abrasive cleaning agents such as regular Comet and Ajax. If needed, Bon Ami and Bar Keepers Friend are both approved non-abrasive cleaning powders that will clean without affecting the quartz’s finish.

Though most common household cleaners have no effect of quartz, never allow your quartz countertop to come in contact with drain cleaners, Magic Eraser, paint strippers or products containing Hydrofluoric acid, Methylene chloride, Trichloroethylene or any product with a very high or very low PH. These types of chemicals may etch or discolour the surface of the quartz.

Sealing Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops, unlike natural stone surfaces, do not require sealing. The composition of quartz does not allow sealers to penetrate; instead, they remain on the surface. 

Over time, especially in high-use areas, the sealer can wear off unevenly, leading to an inconsistent appearance in the polish. This occurs because the sealer cannot integrate into the quartz matrix, and as a result, its effectiveness diminishes over time. 

Therefore, routine sealing is unnecessary for quartz countertops, and their maintenance primarily involves regular cleaning to preserve their aesthetic appeal.

Quartz and Heat

Quartz is scorch resistant (not scorch proof) and, under normal conditions, is not affected. Always use a trivet or hot pad between quartz and any heat-generating device, including but not limited to crock pots, deep fryers, hot pots and pans or electric skillets. Sudden or rapid temperature changes or sustained heating, especially near edges and cutouts, may create enough thermal expansion energy to cause your countertop to crack. Damage caused by thermal expansion is not covered under the quartz warranty.

Follow these simple care and use guidelines, and your quartz countertop will provide you with many years of trouble-free use.

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