In considerable abundance around the world, quartz is a crystalline mineral that is found in many varieties of stone used for construction purpose. You can see some of its quartz content if its veins have some translucency or if the surface has faint yellow streaks in the marble. Quartz should not be confused with quartzite, a natural stone that has a distinctive look. However, quartz is also the popular construction material commonly used as kitchen and bathroom countertops. Today, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to discuss quartz cleaning.
Being a sandstone with a high content of crystalline minerals, quartzite is extracted and cut at quarries and later finished at a masonry shop. Engineered from crushed natural quartz blended with resins, quartz countertops include bonding materials, and pigments. Due to the greater range of colors and the interesting look that results from combining various pieces of crystalline rocks, many homeowners choose quartz counters over quartzite and other types of natural stone. Below are maintenance tips for your quartz countertops in your kitchen or bathrooms.
How to Care for Quartz Countertops
1) Adhere to Quartz Warranty Certificate. Quartz counters often come with a manufacturer’s warranty, like other engineered construction materials. Under rare circumstances, quartz slabs are amalgams that can sometimes break away. To ensure a long life for your investment, the warranty certificate will specify some of the maintenance recommendations listed below and follow them.
2) Use Appropriate Household Cleaners on Quartz. The bonds between the resins, polymers, and stone pieces used to manufacture quartz slabs can be loosened by some of the chemicals found in popular cleaning products. The type that has been formulated specifically for quartz, the best cleaner for quartz counters. Ensure to use a stone safe quartz cleaner and polish.
3) Avoid Harsh Scouring Pads on Quartz Surfaces. Keep away from the steel wool pads impregnated with soap you can find at your local supermarket to scrub the quartz countertops. The top finish may become dull or scratched if you use overly harsh scouring pad, though quartz surfaces are solid and durable. Remove organic stains that have stuck to the surface in the kitchen, you can use a soft nylon brush.
4) Stay Away Sharp Metals on Quartz. You should not use sharp metal objects for cleaning while you can safely rest a kitchen knife or a shaving razor on top of quartz counters. Use a plastic knife or scraper to remove it should you accidentally spill paint on a quartz surface.
5) Seal Quartz Surfaces. Quartz counters do not require the use of a granite sealer, unlike natural-stone. If you frequently clean the surface with quartz cleaner the polished factory finish will last for decades.
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You need to use a cleaner that has been specifically formulated for quartz surfaces for quartz countertops. Cleaners that has adequate pH balance, doesn’t contain any phosphates or ammonia, can be safely sprayed onto quartz surfaces and gently dried with a cloth or paper towel. The surface can be buffed using a lint-free microfiber cloth after using some ideal cleaners. For professional cleaning services, call Silver State Floor Restoration and let our qualified experts clean, seal, and polish your quartz tile.