How to Care for Your Quartz Countertops
In recent times, quartz surfacing has been gaining immense popularity among homeowners. Quartz surfacing is a very stain-resistant material, which is a big selling point for busy kitchens with busy families. Cleaning is simple, with no more than a mild dish soap and water typically needed. Quartz countertops also don’t need a sealer to prevent staining like natural stones. Quartz countertops are also very scratch-resistant, just like granites. While no countertop material is scratch-proof or stain-proof, quartz surfacing is very resistant to these things.
There are, however, a few characteristics of quartz countertops to be aware of before making a selection. Quartz countertops should not be cleaned with heavy chemicals, such as heavy acidic cleaners, bleaches, or even disposable cleaning wipes that contain these products. Over time, repeated use of these chemical cleaners can leave a dull, hazy appearance on your countertops. Quartz countertops also have a lower threshold for heat than any natural stone, so we strongly recommend using a hot pad or trivet and avoid setting hot pans directly on your quartz countertops.
Quartz countertops also come in many different colors and patterns. We currently have almost 100 different colors of quartz surfacing slabs for you to view in person. Because quartz surfacing is manufactured, the patterns are created to evoke the feeling of a natural stone. Some patterns have a speckled appearance, like granites. Others have a more solid color, similar to a concrete look. Limestone looks are available, with subtle shades and movement. There are also many marble-looking styles, with gray veining patterns over a white background. Just like natural stones, quartz countertops are great materials for many spaces in your home, with different styles and colors to fit any aesthetic.