Although quartz is practically maintenance-free, we have put together a few tips to keep your worktops looking their best for years to come.
As quartz is strong and non-porous, most household cleaners won't affect the stone. However, some harsh cleaning agents should be avoided! Any products that contain methylene chloride or other chemicals with a high alkaline/PH level could damage the stone. This includes drain cleaners, oven cleaners, paint removers or strippers.
It is always good practice to wipe up any spills as soon as possible to keep your worktops looking their best. Quartz is easy to maintain and you simply need to clean the surface after each use with mild soap and then dry with a clean cloth.It may be necessary to clean the surface with warm water and a small amount of natural stone cleaner if there has been prolonged or heavy use of oils, acidic or deeply coloured fruits, or vegetables that have been prepared but not cleaned off promptly. Cif Cream can be used to remove grease stains.
You should always use heatproof mats to protect your worktops. Sudden changes in temperature could cause your quartz worktops to crack due to thermal shock.
Although quartz is incredibly strong and resistant to scratching and staining, it's always best to take precautions to protect your worktops. Simple measures like using a chopping board for sharp utensils are always advised to minimise the chances of the worktop scratching.
As the quartz we supply is coated to make it resistant to scratching and this coating can also cause your knives to dull!
Dropping heavy items directly onto the worktops can also cause the worktops to crack or chip. Although this is unlikely due to the strength of the material, it's important to treat the worktops with care to ensure they look as good in 10 years as they do today!