How To Maintain Quartz Worktops
Quartz is one of nature’s hardest materials, making it an extremely durable surface for any kitchen which sees a lot of activity. Not only is Quartz a stylish solution for your kitchen, but there are also many benefits to choosing Quartz worktops -
Hardwearing - As one of the most hardwearing man-made materials available, Quartz is less porous than other stone worktops such as Granite or Marble. This quality makes it incredibly stain resistant, making it perfect for areas such as kitchens where there is likely to be a lot of spillage during food preparation. Quartz worktops also never hold onto any spillages or liquids, and as a direct result of this, it is tough to stain.
Hygienic - Quartz works at preventing bacterial growth on the surface, making it a very clean worktop for your kitchen. As it is a very dense and compact material, bacteria doesn’t grow or spread as rapidly as on other kitchen surfaces.
Consistent in colour and design - As Quartz has been manufactured and man-made, it is very consistent in terms of both colour and pattern. Quartz also has a refined quality which makes it adaptable to different kitchen style schemes such as contemporary, industrial or classic.
How To Care For Quartz Worktops
Quartz worktops are a perfect addition to any lively family kitchen as they’re durable and effortless to clean. With a bit of straightforward preservation, you can keep your Quartz worktops looking immaculate for years to come.
Cleaning Your Quartz Worktop
As Quartz is a robust non-porous surface, it makes cleaning very easy and stress-free. Quartz does not require any special cleaner, simply use a bit of warm water with either soap or non-abrasive cleaner with a paper towel or soft cloth to wipe down the surface. Although stain-resistant, Quartz countertops are not stain proof, and therefore liquids should be wiped up as soon as possible. Quartz will resist stains for a short period, but all coloured liquids should be cleaned up immediately.
Do’s & Don’ts
Below we have assembled some helpful cleaning advice to aid you in keeping your Quartz worktop in an immaculate condition.
Clean your worktops daily with warm water and a few drops of surface cleaner or antibacterial detergent, using a soft cloth.
Wipe up any spills immediately to prevent staining to your worktops.
Use heat pads and stands for hot pans and trays, though Quartz can withstand mild heat, placing boiling pots or pans directly down onto the surface can result in long term damage.
Avoid using cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals like bleach or chlorine; these can stain the stone and discolour Quartz.
Be cautious when using oil, try to prevent spillages onto your worktops, and don’t use cleaning products that contain oil as it can dull a polished finish and leave an unwanted residue on the surface.
Use vinegar, ammonia, lemon or orange cleaners, they’re very acidic and can cause the Quartz to discolour or disintegrate.
Store liquids directly onto your countertop.
Cut or chop directly onto your worksurface, although Quartz is highly scratch resistant, it still can and does sometimes scratch. Always make sure you use a chopping board when preparing food.
Use generic cleaning solutions such as glass cleaner or bleach.
Quartz worktops are a stylish and practical addition to any kitchen. Browse our portfolio to see some of our previous works https://www.rosurfaces.co.uk/porfolio or contact us today on 0191 4477440 to chat with a member of our team.
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