Quartz Care & Maintenance

  1. Preventative Care

    1. Use hot pads for any heated dish or pan. Do not set directly on the surface,
    2. Do not place hot hair tools directly on the surface either. Use a silicone mat designed to protect surfaces from direct heat.
    3. Use cutting boards. Do not cut directly on the surface.
    4. Do not expose quartz to UV rays for extended periods. Adjust your window coverings to direct the sunlight away from the surface.
    5. Honed or matte quartz may need to be sealed. Check the manufacturer recommendation.
  2. Routine Care

    1. Do not use abrasive sponges.
    2. Do not use or expose the surface to harsh chemicals (cleaners which contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, nail polish removers, acetone alcohol, thinners, bleach, high alkaline liquids, acids, oily soaps, markers or ink, abrasive detergents); Rinse immediately with plenty of clean water if any of these come in contact with your quartz.
    3. Daily maintenance should include wiping down the counter with a damp sponge or cloth. Use a mild soap solution if necessary.
    4. Rinse well if anything except just water is used and dry with a clean cloth.
  3. Stains

    1. Clean spills immediately. Do not allow liquids to sit for any length of time.
    2. For stubborn or dried spills, deep clean surface by spraying a neutral pH cleaner specifically designed for deep cleaning quartz-based engineered countertops and consistently spread it with a non-abrasive cloth. Allow the cleaner to work for 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water until the cleaner is completely removed. Remove excess water with a cloth and then dry. Repeat, if necessary, until the stain is gone. Do not scrub with abrasive cleaning products.
  4. Common Fixes

    1. Grease Spots: Use Goo Gone and denatured alcohol, then wipe it clean with water.
    2. Glue Products: Use a straight razor, along with a small amount of denatured alcohol which can be applied with a towel, to gently scrape off the glue/adhesive, then wipe clean with water.
    3. Grease Pencil: Using a white cloth, gently apply Flitz Polish, then wipe clean with water.
    4. Sharpie: Using a towel, gently apply denatured alcohol, then wipe with water
    5. Magic Eraser: For spot cleaning only
    6. Bar Keeper’s Friend
  5. Do Not Use

    1. Goof Off
    2. Natural Stone Cleaners
    3. Bleach
    4. Windex (has wax)
    5. Heavy Solvents such as bleach or acetone
    6. Scotch Brite Pad

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