Very little maintenance is needed for quartz countertops. Since it is an engineered product, it does not require sealants, and since it has a non-porous surface it is perfect and durable for kitchens and bathrooms.
Quartz can be easily cleaned with a mild detergent or soap, water and a soft cloth or paper towel. You should avoid using abrasive cleansers and harsh scouring pads. And definitely no cleansers that contain bleach.
Just because quartz countertops are resistant to scratches, nicks, dents, stains and burns doesn’t mean they are damage-proof. You must still take care and avoid exposing your quartz countertop to permanent inks, markers or dyes, as these may not be removable. If you accidentally mark your countertop with a marker or dye, rinse the area with water right away, then apply a manufacturer approved cleansing product if the stain is still there. Apply water to the area one more time after applying the cleanser.
Paint removal or stripping products like turpentine can damage or discolour the quartz surface. Err on the side of caution and avoid exposing your quartz surfaces to these types of cleaning solvents. If you happen to accidently spill one of these solvents on your quartz surface, clean it with water immediately.
Stains & Spills
If you happen to spill juice, wine, coffee and other food substances, wipe them up immediately to prevent possible stains.
The best way to remove dried foods or liquids on a quartz surface is with a rounded plastic knife. You can gently scrape away most of these elements with a plastic knife. You should avoid using metal knives or utensils directly on the countertop as the metal may scratch your quartz countertop.
Cooking grease is a concern in many kitchens and you should consult the manufacturer for their proper recommendation. Harsh cleansers should not be used to remove grease or other cooking stains. As stated previously, gently scrape away hardened grease with a plastic knife before applying any type of cleanser.
Chopping Veggies and Heat Damage
Quartz surfaces can be damaged by direct heat exposure. Use trivets or heating pads when cooking to prevent direct exposure to hot cookware and coffee pots.
When chopping vegetable, slicing bread or cheese, or preparing foods with sharp utensils, use a cutting board to prevent any possible scratching.