Top Tips to Keep your Quartz Kitchen Worktops in Great Condition.
If you have recently invested in one of the stunning Quartz worktops from Set In Stone kitchen worktops, Derbyshire, for your home, the chances are that you will want to know how to keep your worktop looking new and polished from start to finish. It goes without saying that the more often you clean and take care of your Quartz worktops, the longer they will stay looking in tip-top condition like the day they were fitted.
While one of the benefits of a Quartz worktop is that not only does it look great, it is relatively easy to maintain as well. However, there are a few things that you need to do to keep it shiny, glossy and hold it's colour for you to enjoy for many years to come. Read on to find out more about how to keep your Quartz kitchen worktops in super condition.
Scratches and chips
While Quartz is one of the toughest and most impenetrable materials around, a Quartz kitchen worktop can still be damaged. As a general rule, Quartz worktops are relatively scratch-resistant – but you should never treat it as such. It has a highly polished, glossy finish so it is possible it can get scratched. This usually happens when cutting with sharp knives on the surface. Like with everything, prevention is the best thing. To avoid scratching your beautiful new worktops, use a chopping board for cutting, and when wiping down the surface, take extra special care to avoid dragging the crumbs and scratching it.
It is also important to use the right sort of cloth for cleaning it too. Hideaway the metal scouring pad - using one of those to wipe away spills and crumbs is going to damage your Derbyshire made Quartz worktop. Instead, you need to use a soft cloth that is not abrasive in any way. E-cloths, which are designed to clean and polish high gloss surfaces are ideal, as are glass polishing cloths and microfibre cloths.
It is also important to remember that Quartz is not invincible against chips. Try to avoid any items falling or hitting the edge of the worktops as this can cause it to chip and be irreparably damaged.
As beautiful and as practical as they are, Quartz worktops can get stained, as they do not absorb liquids. To prevent staining from happening and to maintain good hygiene, it is a good idea to wipe away spills as quickly as possible, before they set in and leave a permanent mark. Use a damp, soft cloth to do this. The longer you leave a liquid spill on your Quartz worktop, the higher the chance of permanent damage. It is also important to bear in mind that some liquid - particularly those with a higher acid content such as fruit juice - can discolour and stain much quicker.
Avoid using bleach to clean your Quartz worktops, along with anything acidic or alkaline, as it can strip your worktop of colour and damage the surface. Instead, use a mild chlorine-free cleaner or a damp cloth to clean. For more information, take this opportunity to get in touch with Set in Stone today.