How To Clean and Care for Quartz

We often get asked how to care for quartz countertops. We’ve compiled tips to help you keep your quartz fresh and new by understanding the correct way to clean quartz countertops.

Daily Maintenance

A good philosophy to follow when cleaning quartz: less is more. Be gentle with your quartz, it is not indestructible.

Step 1 – Water Only

It is amazing what a microfiber cloth with water can do. Clean up the fingerprints, smudges, crumbs, and spills with a rung-out wet microfiber cloth.

Step 2 – Water and Dish Soap

If a little more attention is needed, use a little dish soap mixed with water. Grab an empty spray bottle and make your own mixture. Make sure you wipe any remaining dish soap with water as the residue left behind may cause a cloudy appearance.

Step 3 – If a Stain Occurs

Surface stains can occur on quartz. If you cannot remove the stain with steps 1 or 2, then lightly apply liquid Bar Keeper’s Friend. Apply a small amount to the stained or marked area, and lightly scrub with your finger. Do not press hard as it may remove some of the quartz finish. Wipe off the remaining cleaner with water. If you cannot remove the stain, call us.

If you prefer to use a pre-mixed cleaner, there are many safe quartz cleaners on the market. It is important to always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Things to Avoid

  • Never use red or green Scotch Brite on quartz as they contain aluminum oxide (the same abrasive in sandpaper) and may dull quartz finish.
  • Do not use abrasive cleaning agents such as regular Comet or Ajax.
  • Do not let your quartz countertop come into contact with cleaning materials that have Hydrofluoric acid, Methylene Chloride, Trichloroethylene, or any product with a very high or very low PH. These types of chemicals may etch or discolor the surface of the quartz.
  • Do not expose your quartz to sudden or rapid changes in temperature or sustained heating, especially near edges, seams, and cutouts. This may create enough thermal expansion energy to cause your countertops to crack.
  • Avoid using metal knives and utensils directly on the quartz countertop, as metal may scratch the quartz. Use a cutting board when cutting.
  • Prevent surface stains by wiping up spills in a timely manner.

With daily care and maintenance, your quartz countertops can last a long time.