Made from one of the most durable minerals on Earth, quartz countertops are one of the best options for kitchen counters. A quartz countertop is easily one of the most popular choices, because of its durability, beauty, and low maintenance. However, just as with every type of countertop, the better you care for them is the longer they will keep looking great. Here are few simple tips on how to care for your quartz countertops:

Avoid Direct Heat on Countertops

Quartz countertops are highly resistant to heat, however they are not damage proof. Applying heat constantly can damage the countertop over time; always use a trivet or a wooden cutting board while cooking or heating up meals to protect your kitchen countertops from any burns.

Routine Care and Maintenance

Avoid using rough surface cleaners such as a steel wool sponge; use a non-abrasive sponge to clean your kitchen countertops. Using rough cleaners can damage the shine and create abrasions on the countertop. All you need to use is dish soap, warm water, and a wash cloth or paper towel.

If there are any dried foods or hard to remove liquids, use a rounded plastic knife to remove it. Metal knives and utensils can scratch the surface of quartz countertops.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

To be safe avoid placing any harsh chemicals such as bleach or paint thinners on quartz countertops. If countertops are exposed to harsh chemicals, clean the area immediately with mild detergent and water.

Quartz countertops are a great choice for countertops in your home, because it requires very little maintenance. This engineered countertop does not require sealants and is nonporous unlike granite countertops. They are sanitary and the ideal option for your home. Visit our experts to get familiar with your quartz countertop options.