Quartz countertops are a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms thanks to their durability, low maintenance, and stunning aesthetic appeal. To keep your quartz surfaces looking brand new, it’s essential to follow a proper cleaning and maintenance routine.


Here is a simple guide to keeping your quartz countertops clean and well-maintained from the pros as Spencer Granite.


Keep Up with Regular Cleaning

Start with a gentle cleanser and a soft cloth. Mix a few drops of mild dish soap with warm water and wipe down the countertops using a non-abrasive sponge or cloth. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive pads, as they can damage the surface. Once cleaned, rinse thoroughly and wipe dry to prevent water spots.


Easy Stain Removal

Quartz is resistant to stains, but it’s still crucial to address spills promptly. For stubborn stains like wine, coffee, or tomato sauce, create a paste using baking soda and water. Gently rub the paste over the stain with a soft cloth, rinse, and wipe dry. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners, as they can compromise the resin in the quartz.


Avoid Heat and Scratches

Quartz is heat-resistant, but prolonged exposure to high temperatures can damage the resin. Always use trivets or hot pads under hot pans and pots. While quartz is highly scratch-resistant, it’s not scratch-proof. Use cutting boards and avoid dragging heavy or sharp objects across the surface.


Take Preventative Measures

To maintain the luster of your quartz countertops, apply a pH-balanced stone cleaner periodically. Wipe the cleaner evenly across the surface and buff with a clean, dry cloth. This helps remove any residue and enhances the natural shine of the quartz.


No Need to Seal

Unlike natural stones, quartz countertops are engineered and do not require sealing. In fact, attempting to seal quartz can lead to a cloudy or streaky appearance. Stick to regular cleaning practices, and your quartz countertops will maintain their beauty without additional sealing.


General Tips

  • Always use a cutting board to avoid scratches.
  • Use a soft cloth or sponge to prevent surface damage.
  • Immediately wipe up spills to prevent stains.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners and pads.



Quartz Countertops from Spencer Granite

By incorporating these simple practices into your cleaning routine, you can ensure that your quartz countertops remain a stunning and functional focal point in your home for years to come. Regular care not only preserves the aesthetic appeal but also protects your investment in these durable and versatile surfaces.


Upgrade your countertops with Spencer Granite! We do quartz countertops in addition to granite, marble, and other natural stones. Contact us today to learn more.