One of the top reasons for choosing quartz over natural stone is how easy it is to care for. Quartz resists stains very well, and as long as you use a mild cleanser on it, you won’t mar its finish.
This quartz countertops care guide provides information you can use to keep your countertops looking fantastic for decades.
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Keep these quartz care tips in mind as you enjoy your beautiful kitchen:
- Even though quartz is very resistant to heat, use a trivet for pots and pans coming directly from the heat
- Avoid placing hot hair tools on the quartz
- Though quartz is scratch-resistant, use a cutting board rather than a cutting directly on the quartz
These quartz countertop cleaning tips show how easy it is:
- Use paper towel or a cloth to wipe up minor spills
- Paper towel or a cloth and warm water is ideal for removing minor, dried-on foods
- A cleanser formulated for quartz such as Formula 409, Fantastik or Windex can be used for dirt and grease
- While acidic juice, wine and oil won’t likely harm or stain quartz, it still makes sense to wipe these up quickly
Cooking Near Quartz Countertops
This is very tough material. Most manufacturers simply suggest not taking pots off the heat and putting them immediately onto countertops. Clean up grease on quartz as part of your regular kitchen routine. Use a cutting board rather than cutting on the quartz counter.
As we’ve noted, quartz is very easy to care for. Here are a few frequently asked questions with answers.
Does quartz need to be sealed?
No. The resin and quartz crystal combination creates a solid, non-porous surface.
Will quartz stain?
Quartz rarely stains, even when food or grease remains on the surface for a long time.
Can the surface be marred?
Yes. For example, harsh chemical cleaners may mar the surface. Removing permanent marker and nail polish can also mar it. Avoid using these products around your quartz counters.
Can quartz chip or crack?
Yes. See our Quartz Countertop Repair Guide for information on repairing quartz countertops.
What other low-maintenance countertops are available?
The countertops which require the least maintenance are quartz, glass, porcelain, laminate, solid surface and stainless steel.