How to look after your quartz kitchen worktop

Are you thinking of refurbishing your kitchen, or designing it from scratch, and you’re looking for the right worktop material? If you are looking for a surface that is tough but also visually attractive and above all easy to clean, then a quartz kitchen worktop is the right solution.

In fact, quartz is one of the materials most frequently used for kitchen worktops, because its characteristics make it a versatile and attractive solution. It is ideal for kitchen worktops as well as for floors, wall cladding, sinks and other surfaces in your home, as it is waterproof and extremely durable.

But what are the best practice techniques for keeping a kitchen worktop in perfect condition? Find out in the article below.

Prevention is better than cure: what not to do on a quartz kitchen worktop

Have you just purchased a kitchen in this material? That’s great! Let’s take a look at how to clean a quartz worktop. Cleaning quartz slabs is quick, fast and above all, inexpensive.

Stone Italiana’s quartz worktops do not absorb stains. Remember that although quartz is a material that can withstand very high temperatures, and its hardness makes it strong and durable, try to avoid sudden thermal shocks by always using trivets!

What should I be careful not to use for cleaning the worktop?

• Concentrated, strongly alkaline or acidic products;

• Powerful dewaxers, strong detergents, products with high proportions of solvents, alcohol, acetone, alkaline products, stain removers;

• Detergents whose active ingredient is sodium hypochlorite, such as Amuchina. These can bleach dark-coloured surfaces.

• Detergents containing Marseille soap or silicone components (with ingredients such as polysiloxane marked on the label);

• Wash and wax products.

Everyday cleaning of your quartz worktop

For daily cleaning of surfaces, use a soft sponge or a microfibre cloth with warm water. Common stains such as those caused by coffee, oil, lemon or wine are part of daily cleaning and can be removed in an instant!

To clean quartz tops with a Grain 2.0 finish, use a good citrus dishwashing detergent: dampen the surface evenly with the detergent, rub with a yellow-green scrub sponge using the soft side, rinse, and remove excess moisture with a dry cloth. That’s all there is to it!

If, on the other hand, you opt for a Rocface 2.0 or Rocplan 2.0 finish, the routine cleaning of these surfaces calls for the use of a mild detergent. Moisten the surface evenly with warm water and detergent, wipe with a microfibre cloth, rinse and then remove excess water with a dry cloth, and the worktop will be as good as new!

Or have you opted for a gloss finish for your kitchen worktop? No problem, once again in this case, to make your worktop shine, use a neutral detergent or a standard kitchen worktop cleaner available on the market. Dampen the surface evenly with the detergent, rub with a yellow-green scrub sponge using the soft side, rinse, and remove excess moisture with a dry cloth.

Heavy-duty cleaning of your quartz kitchen worktop

If ordinary cleaning is not effective, or in the case of persistent soil, use a citrus degreaser or buffered acid detergent (for Grain 2.0 and Lucida finish surfaces only), which should then be diluted and left to work on the surface. Always remember to rinse the treated area and wipe with a microfibre cloth until all the water has been removed. Do not use abrasive sponges.

General note: If the quartz worktop is stained, the most important thing is to try to remove the stain while it is still damp!

Basically, with a few simple steps, cleaning your quartz kitchen worktop is child’s play!

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