When it comes to choosing the best countertop material, engineered quartz countertops is one of the famous options. It provides natural eloquence and excellent return by appraising your home’s value.
Likewise, the best quartz countertops are your best alternative to granite and marble stone for your countertop upgrades. If you are looking for a reputable supplier for your most popular quartz countertops, then Gold Cabinets and Countertops is here for you.
Meanwhile, here are some practical tips you can adopt for maintaining the stunning looks and condition of this cultured stone.
#1 Only Use the Proper Stone Cleaning Reagent
Despite the proven hardness of different types of quartz countertops, you cannot use harsh cleaning solutions for cleaning it. When you use very acidic cleaners, it can decay the coating of its polymer resin binders, thereby decreasing its resistance from stains and moisture.
With that, we highly recommend that you buy appropriate stone cleaning solutions for removing organic and inorganic stains from your light-colored or white quartz countertops.
Nevertheless, using neutral dishwashing soap solution, warm water, and soft microfiber is still viable for cleaning your quartz stones.
#2 No Sealing Required Every Year
Unlike your natural granite and marble, engineered quartz slab countertops do not need annual sealing, because it is innately non-porous, thanks to its polymer resin binders. The low maintenance requirements of your kitchen and quartz bathroom countertops are one of the best-selling traits of this cultured stone.
At Gold Cabinets and Countertops, we have a collection of various styles and colors of quartz slabs suitable for your kitchen island, vanity tops, walls, backsplash, and floors. We can readily give you full assistance in finding the best choice for your kitchen and bathroom countertops installation.
#3 Careful With Various Cosmetic Products
Despite the natural tolerance of engineered quartz from stains and moisture, still it can gradually weaken when continuously exposed to different cosmetic products. Some of the common cosmetic items present in your bathroom include nail polish remover, body wash, shampoo, hair conditioner, body lotions, and more.
To avoid your quartz vanity tops from getting dull, make sure to store them away from your countertop. Meanwhile, you can also do simple methods for polishing quartz countertops to bring back its luster and premium beauty. If you have zero skills for this, then you can call us in for the job.
#4 Avoid Heavy Objects
Unlike granite and marble, your engineered quartz stone is hard to repair when it gets cracked or dented. The seamless looks of quartz, makes those repaired seams highly visible, thereby, ruining its modern appeal.
Compared to natural stones, repairing quartz can be daunting and only professionals can efficiently tackle this serious job. Fortunately, you can call us today if you need any quartz countertop repairs on your premises.
With that, it is best to let those heavy objects and accessories away from your quartz kitchen and bathroom countertops. Also, placing a tray or placemat underneath those table accessories is highly recommended to avoid scratch and dents.
#5 Use Trivets and Hot Pads Before Placing Hot Pans On Top
One of the weak points of this cultured stone is its susceptibility to extreme heat, so you need to be extra cautious when placing hot casseroles or pans on top of your quartz slab countertops.
Before placing it on top, make sure you have a trivet or hot pad underneath its hot bottom surface. You need to do this, to avoid discoloration or burnt spots on your quartz surface.
Further, we also recommend that you routinely use your wooden or plastic chopping boards when working on your quartz kitchen island. It is to avoid any scratches and cracks after your meal preparation.
Besides that, we also remind you to avoid exposing your quartz countertops to direct sunlight, because it can cause discoloration. It’s the main reason why it’s only used for indoor countertops.
Nonetheless, you can still install one for your outside kitchen island but make sure to have some shade or tent to protect it from the UV rays.
Other Tips for Cleaning Stubborn Stains
When dealing with hard-to-remove stains, it is best to consider these three items: commercial stone stain remover, isopropyl alcohol, and glass cleaner.
- Commercial Stone Cleaner: You can buy any stone cleaner at your hardware or grocery store, just make sure it is never too acidic for your quartz. These cleaners are ideally prepared to remove food and drink spills on your countertops. You can use a wet soft towel and warm water for this cleaning process as well.
- Isopropyl Alcohol: Apply a substantial amount of rubbing alcohol to the stained area, and use soft microfiber for wiping. After, you can use warm water and a soft towel for after cleaning regimen. Also, the alcohol serves as a disinfectant as well for your kitchen island.
- Glass Cleaner: Technically, glass cleaners are neutrally fine for cleaning your quartz, yet you need to dilute it for safety measures. Spray a sufficient amount of glass cleaner solution on your quartz countertops, then let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. After, wipe it off with a damp clean cloth, and then followed by a tissue paper or dry towel.
Need Professional Assistance for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Quartz Countertops
Gold Cabinets and Countertops is one of the leading locally operated and owned contractors specialized in stone countertop installation and maintenance. We offer an affordable average cost of quartz countertops for your kitchen and bathroom countertop upgrades.
Meanwhile, we also provide flexible cleaning, repair, and maintenance solutions for your luxurious quartz countertops. Call our office today for a free estimate and appointment.
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