Quartz Care & Maintenance

Quartz surface requires very little maintenance to retain its color and shine, although certain rules should still be observed. If treated correctly Quartz surface should last you for many years to come.

Cleaning

Any multi-purpose cleaner or detergent can be used if diluted. To remove adhered materials like food, gum, nail polish, dried paint, etc, first scrape away the excess with a sharp blade. If there are any grey metal marks on the surface, a regular cleaning agent will remove them.
Quartz surface has a high resilience to staining from Tea, soda, wine, vinegar, lemon juice, and strongly colored spices, however these substances should be cleaned off as soon as possible to avoid problems. Just wipe away with a little liquid detergent and a damp cloth, and the surface is like new.

Avoiding Cracks

Do not sit or lean on weaker points in your countertop, such as the narrow area in front of the sink or cook top. Avoid standing or sitting on suspended tabletops such as breakfast bars or shelves. Quartz surface can withstand very hot temperatures, however, rapid heat changes from cold to hot or vice versa could possibly crack your countertop. If you have a seam in your countertop it is best to avoid setting hot materials on top of it. The epoxy in the seam is heat resistant, but can be melted if exposed to heat for an extended period.

Avoiding Scratches

Quartz surface has a high resistance to scratches but should be cared for in the same way as granite. Do not cut directly on the Quartz surface unless you want to ruin your good knives and possibly scratch your new worktop. Under normal working conditions in a kitchen there will not be a problem. If this is a major concern we will be happy to give you a sample of the Quartz surface color you have chosen for you to test it’s suitability for your everyday use. Always cut and chop on a wooden, glass or plastic cutting board to avoid any damage. Like any solid surface, high impact blows can harm your Quartz surface worktop and it can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects.