Cleaning Quartz countertops, by-and-large, is a simple process, however, doing so properly can add to the life of the countertop as well as to its overall appearance. Unlike Granite, Quartz countertops are non-porous and do not require sealant. Everyday household cleaners should do the trick.
However, one of the biggest problems is scratching. So, to avoid scratching, you should clean your countertop with a non-abrasive sponge and cleaner; a vinegar and water solution or hot soapy water works best. If you’re looking for a more complete clean, most supermarket cleaners will work, but—and this is a big but—avoid bleach at any cost. While bleach itself may not destroy the countertop, bleach coupled with an abrasive sponge can leave visible damages and lead to fading, especially in highly lit spaces.
To best preserve your Quartz countertop, clean with a non-bleach solution, dry with a soft rag or towel, use coasters (although staining is minimal), place any sharp equipment and the like in drawers or stowaways, and do your best to keep anything acidic off the countertop—wine, lemon, juice etc. for an extended period of time to avoid etching.
With these tips in mind, make the most of your beautiful Quartz countertop! Feel free to share your owning cleaning tips and stories with the rest of us, we’re always eager to hear new opinions!