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Quartz countertops are beautiful works of art and make for the perfect centre pieces in the home. Unlike natural stone countertops, quartz countertops are engineered from crushed quartz stone and resin to specifically meet the needs of everyday life. They are durable, hygienic and relatively easy to maintain. However, proper care is important to keep them in perfect condition for a long time.

Read more about natural stone, solid surface and quartz countertops.

1. Use non-abrasive cleaning cloth with mild detergents for cleaning.

Use a piece of soft cloth or sponge and detergent to clean loose stains. Dry with a clean, white cloth. Avoid scrubbing with steel wool and other abrasive cleaning pads and using strong base or acid cleaners (such as bleach), paint solvents, turpentine, nail polish removers or oven cleaners.

Tougher stains need to be soaked the in glass cleaner, mild washing detergent or a vinegar/water dilution for about 10 minutes before being rinsed with warm water. Avoid scrubbing with steel wool and other abrasive cleaning pads and using strong base or acid cleaners (such as bleach), paint solvents, turpentine, nail polish removers or oven cleaners.

2. Liquid spills should be cleaned quickly and thoroughly.

This is especially important if the spill contains acids or bases. While highly resistant to the effects of corrosive chemicals, leaving spills (e.g. fruit juice, vinegar, sauces) on for long periods of time may etch the surface.

3. Use a plastic putty knife to scrape away gum, paint or oil.

Do not use hard metal tools to perform any abrasive action. Use plastic or soft tools to remove sticky or greasy mess before proceeding with warm water, mild detergents and soft cloth like in point 1.

4. Do not cut directly on the surface with steel knives and other hard, sharp objects.

Cutting directly on the surface of quartz countertops will not only damage its soft resin layer, but the hardness of the quartz stone will dull and damage your steel knives as well. Always use a cutting board.

5. Use trivets and pads below hot pans and pots.

Although quartz itself is very heat resistant the resin isn’t. Placing hot objects (skillets, grills, pots, pans, etc.) directly on its surface is likely to damage it. Also, sudden high changes in temperature can also cause stone to crack through thermal shock.

6. Do not stack heavy objects on quartz countertops.

Excessive pressure or impacts can cause the stone to chip and crack. One microwave is fine. Ten of them on top of one another, not so okay. Quartz countertops themselves are quite heavy and may cause damage to the structure beneath it.

Stone Amperor is stone supplier in Singapore known for its quality products and services. Contact us now for an in-depth discussion.

 

- See more at: http://www.stoneamperor.com.sg/6-tips-how-to-care-for-quartz-countertops/

 

 

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