Quartz countertops are one of the most popular choices among homeowners because of their many attractive qualities.
In addition to its luxurious, rich appearance and durability, high on the list of these qualities is the fact that quartz is stain-resistant. Unfortunately, that does not mean that quartz counters are 100% stain-proof. Whether you’re here because you found out the hard way that quartz does, in fact, stain or simply to learn more, we’re here to fill you in on all things preventing and removing stains on your countertops.
Continue reading to learn more.
Preventing Stains on Your Quartz Countertops
Your best defense against stains is to be proactive in preventing them. Thankfully, preventing these stains is relatively easy to do and won’t take much effort on your part. If you’re thinking about sealing your quartz counters, don’t waste your money. Quartz is already naturally sealed and cannot be chemically sealed since sealants will not penetrate the stone.
Instead, your first barrier to stain prevention is to watch which chemicals and products you use on your counters. Cleaning products with bleach, vinegar, lemon juice, and other acid products are often what causes the problem. Always use a pH-neutral cleanser and, ideally, one that was specifically formulated for quartz counters.
Next on your defense list is always to clean up spills as soon as possible. And last on the list is to avoid heat and direct sunlight exposure as much as possible since they could cause discoloration to the countertop surface.
How to Remove Stains from Quartz Countertops
Thankfully, most dried-on stains or recent reactionary stains can often be handled by the homeowner without professional help. It’s worth a try — but don’t get your hopes too high until the results are in.
First, you’ll want to try using a non-abrasive cleaning pad and cleaner that was made for quartz counters. If you don’t have one on hand, that’s fine; try using another pH-neutral cleaner. If the stains are dried on, you may need to take things to the next level using a plastic knife or straight razor blade. Very cautiously use one of these to scrape away at the dried-on stain gently.
If you’re nervous, you may make things worse, don’t overdo it. Instead, call in a professional to handle the job. Natural stones are known for instant renewal with simple polishing. On the other hand, Quartz is a bit different because it is not a natural stone, so it’s essential to let the pros take a look.
Contact Granite 4 Less for Quality Quartz Countertops Today
Quartz countertops are one of the best materials you can use for your kitchen or bathroom. If you want quality quartz, granite, or marble countertops in your Salt Lake City home, contact the experts at Granite 4 Less. We proudly supply, fabricate, and install these high-quality stones and are dedicated to working hard to complete your job on time and within budget. Contact our team of professionals today.