8 September 2023

A Guide on How to Clean Your Quartz Worktops

This piece highlights all the top tips you need know to keep your quartz worktop looking its best.

When it comes to the perfect kitchen, most people associate a clean and tidy workspace and if you’ve invested in quartz worktops you may be wondering how to clean your quartz worktops. In this blog, we are going to look at the best ways to clean and maintain your quartz kitchen worktops to ensure you have a kitchen to be proud of. If you want to invest in top-quality quartz countertops then we have everything you need here at Impala Stone, shop our range of quartz worktops online or if you’d like more information then get in contact with us by phone on 01332824200 or email sales@impalastone.com

Understanding quartz properties

So, what is quartz? Quartz is typically made using roughly 93% natural quartzite. Various resins and polymers are added to help create a wide range of finishes. Quartz is usually chosen for its durability and beautiful design, as well as its vast colour range, making it a brilliant choice for most kitchens, regardless of your aesthetic.

Quartz also has nonporous properties that make it a fantastic choice for worktops in both kitchens and bathrooms. Quartz doesn’t absorb liquid quite like other stones, making quartz an easy maintenance and hygienic alternative to other worktop materials. This feature makes quartz worktops a choice that can retain high standards throughout your home with minimal maintenance, so your kitchen requires less cleaning and you can do more entertaining.

Daily maintenance tips

How to clean your quartz countertops on a daily basis may be something you’ve not considered; however, simple daily cleaning can reduce the amount of deep cleaning required over time to keep your quartz worktops looking spick and span.

Advised daily maintenance consists of cleaning up any spills as soon as they happen. Doing this can prevent any staining from occurring. If you do need to wipe down the surface, it is advised you should use a soft cloth (a microfibre one is even better if you’ve got one) with warm water. If you’re experiencing levels of tough dirt or grime, a mild soap or detergent can be used to help remove it, although we always advise checking the packaging before using it all over the surface and where able, try and do a spot test somewhere on your quartz worktop. If you have used mild soap or detergent, it is always best to rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry off with a soft, clean cloth.

Deep cleaning methods

Unfortunately, sometimes staining is unavoidable. If staining does occur on your quartz worktop, then there are a few ways to deep clean without causing any more issues. One way that deep cleaning can be done is by using white vinegar. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, apply it to the countertop with a soft cloth, allow it to soak for around 10 to 15 minutes, wipe and rinse thoroughly.

Another way to deep clean your quartz countertops is by using window cleaner. Using window cleaner can leave your quartz with a fantastic shine whilst avoiding any damage between the bonds and the resin. Some window cleaners also have the ability to dissolve grease and dirt from the surface, like most products we always advise checking the packaging before using it across the entire surface. Harsh chemicals such as bleach should be avoided, especially if you’re looking to keep your quartz worktop in top condition for a long period of time.

Avoiding common pitfalls

When it comes to cleaning, there are always going to be some common pitfalls to try and avoid to ensure the quality and longevity of your countertops. You may be wondering how to clean a quartz worktop whilst avoiding common mistakes that could leave your worktop looking a little worse for wear.

Common mistakes for cleaning quartz worktops typically consist of using abrasive pads and harsh chemicals that are usually used to remove stubborn grease and dirt elsewhere in your home. Both abrasive pads and harsh chemicals can do significant damage to your work surface, causing scratches, stains and even damaging the resin within the worktop. It is always advised to use gentle cleaning methods and products to ensure the longevity of your kitchen countertops.

Polishing and finishing touches

How to clean quartz worktops safely and correctly will always be something to consider when investing in a quartz worktop for your kitchen or bathroom. There are many simple ways to maintain your worktops as mentioned above in this helpful blog. However, to retain a constant shine, simply use window cleaner on a regular basis to leave your kitchen surfaces looking showroom-worthy. Discover our fantastic range of quartz worktops available to purchase here at Impala Stone. If you need any advice on caring for and maintaining your countertops, then you can contact us, and our team will do their best to help you with your questions. Call us on 01332824200 or email us at sales@impalastone.com