Quartz countertops are incredibly durable. As a non-porous surface, they’re stain resistant. However, they can still get dirty, and even though they don’t require annual sealing, regular cleaning is always a good idea. Here’s how to polish quartz countertops safely and effectively!
Choose Your Tools
For best results, use a soft cloth or a non-abrasive sponge. Microfiber is a great option, or even paper towels for a quick wipe-down.
Liquid dish soap and warm water are typically enough to clean quartz, or you can make your own solution with a spray bottle of equal parts vinegar and water, and just a couple drops of lemon juice for scent. Mild soaps and cleaners, such as a glass cleaner, are typically safe for quartz and can produce a nice shine. Always make sure any cleaning products you use are marked safe for quartz surfaces and check the manufacturer warranty and care instructions!
What to Avoid
While it may be tempting for a deep cleaning, do not use harsh chemicals such as bleach or oven cleaners. Do not use a scouring pad or a brillo sponge.
For Tough Stains
For especially thick spills or food stains on quartz counters, you might consider using a poultice or a blunt putty knife. However, you should be careful and make sure you know how to use these tools properly.
- Wipe away any initial spills promptly.
- Using soap and water, or your desired cleaning product, wipe down your kitchen countertop.
- Wipe your cloth across the countertop in a broad back and forth motion, then turn it over and wipe away in small circles.
- Soak a fresh cloth with warm water and use it to wipe away any soap or residual cleaner.
- If desired, dry your countertop with a lint-free cloth.
Remember to clean your countertops regularly to keep them looking good. When in doubt, make sure you’re using enough water to dilute your cleaning products and prevent soapy build-up!