Care & Maintenance for Quartz
  • For every day cleaning use a soft sponge or dishcloth with warm water. 

  • For stubborn or greasy clean-ups use a PH neutral liquid cleaner such as Mr. Clean, 409, Simple Green, Fantastic etc. or ordinary dish washing detergent e.g. Palmolive with warm water applied with a soft sponge or dishcloth. 

  • For any persistent staining issues, Bon Ami, Bar Keepers Friend of Soft Scrub products without bleach can be applied first to a wetted sponge or dishcloth, and then applied to the countertop surface. Please note that an aggressive use of more abrasive non-chemical cleaners can result in the dulling of the quartz surface. 

  • To sanitize a quartz surface, a 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol solution can be used or a Lysol Disinfectant spray. 

  • Avoid using sponges that contain aluminum oxide (the same abrasive in sand paper) as it may dull quartz's finish. 

  • Though most common household cleaners have no effect of quartz, never allow your quartz countertop to come in contact with drain cleaners, paint strippers, acetone or products containing Hydrofluoric acid, Ammonia, Methylene chloride, Trichloroethylene or any product with a very high or very low PH. These types of chemicals may etch or discolor the surface of the quartz. 

  • While quartz countertops are resistant to scratches, scuffs, stains and burns, these surfaces are not damage-proof. Homeowners must take care to avoid exposing quartz countertops to permanent inks, markers or dyes, as these substances may not be removable. If a countertop is marked by a permanent marker or dye, rinse the area with water as soon as possible, then apply a cleansing product if the stain is still visible. Clean the area again with water after applying the cleanser. 

  • Although quartz is resistant to stains from juice, wine, coffee and other food substances, it is best to wipe up spills immediately to prevent possible stains. 

  • There is no need to seal your quartz countertop. Unlike natural stone products which have porous surfaces, quartz countertop is non-porous, meaning that any sealer applied will not penetrate beyond the surface of the material. Eventually the sealer may start to wear off unevenly in high use areas causing the polish to appear inconsistent. 

  • Quartz countertop can be damaged by direct exposure to heat. When cooking, use trivets or heating pads to guard the countertop surface against direct exposure to hot cookware or coffee pots. 

  • Avoid using metal knives and utensils directly on the countertop, as metal may scratch the quartz. When chopping vegetables, slicing bread or preparing other foods with sharp utensils, use a cutting board to prevent scratches. 

  • Brushed, honed or concrete finishes by nature of their textured surface may require daily cleaning in order to maintain a pristine appearance. These alternate finishes have an increased surface texture and as a result may show more surface markings as a result of normal day to day activities. Markings caused as a result of normal use of the countertop will be only on the surface and should be easily removable by use of any the approved cleaners or cleaner types mentioned above. Over the lifetime of your brushed, honed or concrete finish surface, constant daily use may result in the development of a patina which will be unique to each installation.