Quartz surfaces are man-made engineered stones, combining up to 90% raw quartz crystals with numerous resin binders and dashes of pigment dyes, all pressed together and beautiful quartz surfaces are made. Quartz mineral is as common as sand, yet tougher than steel, with a hardness of 7 compared with the 10 of a diamond. Resistant to stains, scratches and cracks, quartz is impervious to heat and cold and to common household chemicals.
How to clean quartz countertops
- Wipe the surface with a soft cloth or a non-abrasive scourer dipped in warm water mixed with a mild detergent. Rinse with water, and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.
- Gently rub the area using a soft cloth or paper towel with an approved cleaner. Clean a larger area rather than the stain itself, in a circular motion. Rinse with water, and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel. Repeat this process, if the stain is still visible.
Remove Rust & Metal Marks
- Place a small amount of Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser (powder) or oxalic acid on a damp cloth. Do not use an abrasive scourer. Wipe away very gently, in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel. Follow these instructions carefully to avoid damaging the surface.
Where Can I Put Quartz?
- Quartz surfaces are hygienic and durable, they are ideal as kitchen and bathroom countertops. Nonporous and safe, they are perfect in areas where food is being prepared and served. They can be used on wall panels to stairways, tables to flooring.
What Products Not To Use On Quartz?
- Avoid strong chemicals and solvents, and strong acids or alkalis, oxidizers or similar materials, regardless of pH.
- Avoid harsh cleaning products such as: oven/grill cleaners, dishwasher detergent, floor strippers, oil soaps, paint removers/strippers and any products containing trichloroethane or methylene chloride.
- Avoid products containing oils as they may leave a residue. All products should be rinsed off thoroughly If the surface comes into contact with any products that might damage it, rinse immediately with plenty of water.