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Cleaning Quartz Worktops

A guide on how to keep your worktops looking great.

One of the best ways to make sure your quartz surfaces stay clean, protected and looking great is to clean them regularly.

This article will guide you on how to clean quartz worktops in your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room in your home in order to protect your worktop and keep it looking beautiful for many years to come to give you the maximum enjoyment from your investment.

How to Clean a Quartz Worktop

Cleaning a quartz worktop is a relatively easy process. You will need to use a mild detergent and water to clean the surface. 

You can also use a quartz cleaner to help remove any dirt or spills. Be sure to rinse the worktop thoroughly after cleaning.

You should also avoid using strong cleaning chemicals or abrasive cleaners on a quartz worktop. These can damage the surface of the worktop and may also cause discoloration.

Instead, use a mild detergent and warm water to clean the surface of the quartz worktop.

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Here are the basic steps to keep Quartz Worktops clean

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Step 1: Clean Up Spills Immediately

The first step in the cleaning of quartz worktops is to clean up any spills as soon as they happen. This will help to prevent any staining or etching from occurring.

Step 2: Use a Soft Cloth and Warm Water

Next, use a cloth (ideally a microfibre cloth) and warm water to clean the worktops. Be sure to use a gentle circular motion to avoid any scratches.

Step 3: Apply a Mild Soap

If there is any stubborn dirt or grime on the worktops, you can apply a mild soap or degreasing agent to help remove it.

Step 4: Rinse with Warm Water

Finally, rinse the worktops with water to remove all the soap and dirt and dry off with a soft clean cloth.

Top tips for Cleaning Quartz Worktops to keep it looking clean and pristine

Tip 1: Avoid placing hot pans on the worktop

Burn marks are very difficult to remove and can cause long term damage. It’s best to use a suitable heat proof mat or similar when placing hot saucepans or frying pans onto you worksurface. That said, they can withstand mild heat.

Tip 2: Always use a chopping board

It is always best to use a chopping board when preparing food and avoid putting food directly on the worksurface to prep it as it will help to protect your quartz worktops from scratches and stubborn stains.

Chopping boards are available in a range of materials, including wood, bamboo, plastic and silicone, so choose one that is most suited to your needs.

Tip 3: Don't use harsh cleaners

It is important to avoid cleaning products and harsh cleaners on your quartz worktops as they can damage them. Abrasive cleaning products that are too acidic can etch the surface of your worktops and leave permanent damage. Instead, use a mild soap or detergent and water to clean your worktops. You can also use a quartz worktop cleaner product to help protect and maintain the shine of your worktops.

Tip 4: Clean your Quartz Surface using the right cloth

To clean your worktops with this low maintenance method, you will need to use a soft cloth, such as a microfibre cloth or clean sponge. Try to avoid using any harsh chemicals or abbrasive products, as they may damage the surface of your worktop.

Simply dampen the dry cloth with water and wipe down the surfaces. Be sure to dry the worktop thoroughly afterwards.

Quartz Worktops Cleaning FAQ's

What is the Best Cleaner for Quartz?

The best cleaner for a quartz countertop is often a diluted solution of white vinegar and water. You can also use a commercial quartz cleaner or a granite cleaner for particularly tough stains. Be sure to rinse the countertops thoroughly after using and to read the instructions carefully before use if using an off the shelf product.

Do Quartz Worktops Stain?

There is no definitive answer to this question as each quartz worktop will react differently to different types of spills and stains and you’re unlikely to find completely stain-proof worktop surfaces. 

In general, quartz is a very hard and durable material, and most spills and stains can be easily cleaned up. However, it is always best to take care when using any kind of liquid or food on a quartz worktop, and to clean any spills immediately.

How Do You Get Stains Out of Quartz Countertops?

There are many ways to get stains out of countertops. Some of these methods are more effective than others. One way to get rid of stains is to use a commercial cleaner to clean quartz worktops. There are many different brands of commercial quartz cleaners on the market.

Alternative methods to remove stains from quartz worktops is to use widely available household cleaners, natural cleaners or homemade cleaners. Always check to be sure to read the instructions carefully on any product label before use and when using products, do a test patch first.

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Can you use Bleach on Quartz Worktops?

No, bleach should not be used on quartz worktops. Bleach is a harsh chemical that can damage the surface of the worktop. Instead, use a mild detergent and water to clean the worktop and attempt stain removal or removal of stubborn marks. If you must use a quartz worktop stain remover then be sure to read the instructions carefully and wipe down with a microfibre cloth afterwards to dry off.

Do you need to seal Quartz Worktops?

There is no need to seal a Quartz worksurface like you would with other stone worktops such as Granite and Marble. Quartz is a very durable material that if looked after properly with a daily maintenance or cleaning regime in place should keep looking great for many years. It is advisable to follow the manufacturer instructions once your worktop has been installed.

Top mistakes when caring for your Quartz Worktop

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1. Not cleaning your quartz worktop regularly.

This is the number one mistake people make when caring or carrying out daily maintenance for their quartz countertops. Quartz is a very hard material but can be easily damaged if not cleaned regularly. Make sure to use a mild soap and water to clean your quartz countertop and dry them with a clean cloth.

2. Using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners.

Using strong chemicals or abrasive cleaners can permanently damage your worktops. Always use a mild soap and water to clean your stone worktops as much as possible to maintain protection and use non- abrasive cleaner options where possible.

3. Not drying your worktops after cleaning.

Drying your worktops after cleaning is important to prevent the risk of any water damage and preventing stubborn watermarks. Make sure to use a clean cloth to dry your worksurface and avoid using strong cleaning chemical options or abrasive cleaners. Try to use non abrasive cleaner alternatives instead.

We hope this guide has given you some useful insights into cleaning and caring for your quartz worktops.

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