If you have invested in stunning quartz worktops, then the last thing you want to do is compromise their quality – especially by doing something as every day as cleaning. You may be wondering how cleaning could cause harm, so today we want to share our top tips for how to properly care for your quartz worktops and avoid unnecessary damage.
Assuming that a luxury worktop requires high maintenance to keep it looking great is an easy mistake to make. However, with so many cleaning products containing harmful chemicals, excessive cleaning can, over time, cause lasting damage to your quartz worktops.
What should I be using to clean my quartz worktops?
Cleaning your quartz worktops doesn’t need to take a lot of time and effort at all. Just wiping your worktops down with a warm and soft soapy cloth or sponge is enough to keep them sparkly and looking as good as new for an everyday clean. You can also opt to use a gentle detergent, but there is no need to use too much – using a few drops in warm water will suffice for an effective clean.
Prevention is always better than cure, so wherever possible avoid leaving clutter out on your quartz worktops, this will help to avoid scratches, stains and general damages from occurring. Remember to clean spills as soon as they happen, so you can save yourself a lot of elbow grease and remove the risk of lasting stains. Some tough stains may really stick to the surface, but don’t worry when this happens – just use something flat and plastic to scrape it off, that won’t damage the surface. If necessary, dry with a microfibre cloth or even an old cotton shirt rag. If streaks are still present, you can always finish them off with a spray of glass cleaner.
How to tackle stubborn stains on quartz worktops
If you still need something a little tougher than the usual soap and water, you can make your own effective worktop cleaner by means of dish detergent and rubbing alcohol. Mix one part rubbing alcohol with three parts of dish detergent and mix carefully in warm water.
It’s also possible to get your hands on some specialist heavy duty cleaner, however it’s important to know which chemicals to avoid. To prevent damage to your quartz worktops, we advise not using any cleaning products with acid such as any cleaners with ammonia, lemon, and bleach. Also, try to reduce contact between your quartz worktops and foods and drinks containing acid such as tomatoes, lemons, soda, etc.
It’s always important to thoroughly dry your quartz worktop after cleaning, and ensure you follow the cleaning product instructions closely. Don’t ever use bathroom cleaner on your quartz worktops as this can cause irreversible damages to the surface.
For more tricks and tips on how to properly maintain your precious kitchen worktops, visit our advice page or view quartz worktops to take a look at our full range. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us to discuss your specific requirements with a member of our team.