Make Sure To Take Care Of Your Quartz Countertops

8 August 2022
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One of the most common additions you can put in your kitchen when you get it remodeled is new countertops. Countertops can be made of marble, wood, granite, or quartz. Each material has its own benefits, and they all look really nice, depending on what your want your kitchen to look like. Quartz countertops are pretty popular, and if you chose to get a custom quartz countertop, you need to know how to take care of it so it will look as good as new for years to come. 

Quartz Countertops

The material that the countertops are made of is actually engineered stone. That means that the stone isn't naturally occurring. It is manmade. All the scraps, bits, pieces, and stone dust are collected and gathered together. Then they are all mixed together with resins, dyes, and other additives. That mixture gets poured into molds and it cures and hardens so that it can be used. You can have standard pieces, or you can arrange to have the contractor doing your counters create something customized for your kitchen. Once the counter is installed in your kitchen, whether it's custom or standard, you need to take care of it properly. 

Mild Soap and Water

The best way to keep your quartz countertops clean is to use mild soap and water, along with a soft sponge or a soft cloth. You don't want to use anything that is abrasive on your countertops. The abrasiveness could cause some damage to your counters. You don't want to use any cleaners that have bleach in them either. Bleach and scratchy materials can make your beautiful, shiny new quartz countertops less shiny. Make sure that you rinse the countertops with water to get rid of any soap residue. 

Specialized Degreaser

Any kitchen counter is going to end up getting greasy, just from the grease that is put out when you are cooking. You may want to periodically degrease the countertops so that you have that nice feel and look to your counters. If you are going to do that, then you need to make sure that the degreasing product that you choose to use is designed for quartz countertops. It will be strong enough to get rid of the grease but also mild enough that it won't damage your countertops in any way. 

If you have spent the money getting quartz countertops in your kitchen, you want to make sure that you know how to take care of them so that they stay looking nice for years. 

Contact a contractor for more information about custom quartz countertops