While quartz countertops are incredibly durable and stain resistant, they’re not indestructible. It’s important to use cleaning products that are made specifically for your counters to prevent damaging their protective sealant and ruining their appearance over time. Fortunately, many common household cleaners that you might already have on hand like multi-surface sprays, glass cleaners and degreasers are safe to use on your quartz counters.
While it’s important to wipe up spills as they happen, most countertop stains can be removed with a regular surface cleaner like Windex. The mild chemicals in this product can help lift stubborn dried stains and give your counters a renewed shine. While it’s best to use this product after a thorough deep clean, it’s also safe to use as an everyday cleaner in between deeper cleanings.
Windex is available at most stores that you’re likely to shop in on a regular basis, including department stores, grocery stores and convenience stores. You can even pick up a bottle of Windex and some paper towels or cloths to clean your counters with while you’re shopping. This way you’ll be ready to tackle your dirty countertops as soon as you get home.
When used properly, Windex is safe to use on quartz countertops because the non-porous nature of this material makes it able to withstand the strong chemicals found in most commercial cleaners. In addition, it’s highly unlikely that any dissolved stains in the surface will be absorbed into your counter.
Quartz is also a naturally shiny material that tends to resist streaking. While it’s not necessary to wipe your counters down with a towel after you’re done, doing so will help reduce the amount of streaking that occurs when you’re finished. You can also use a microfiber cloth to wipe down your counters if you want them to look especially polished and clean.
Other cleaning agents that are safe to use on your quartz counters include Clorox wipes, 3M glass cleaner and a variety of other mild surface sprays. However, it’s important to avoid using any products that contain bleach. Bleach is a harsh solution that can discolour your countertops and should never be used on them.
It’s also important to avoid any abrasive cleaners or scouring pads when cleaning your quartz counters. While this type of cleaning agent may be effective on other types of surfaces, it can scratch or chip the surface of your counters and damage their protective sealant.
Additionally, you should avoid using any abrasive scrubbers or sponges on your countertops as they can cause scratches that can make your counters look dull and worn. It’s also best to avoid any harsh products that contain acidic or alkaline cleaning solutions because these can damage your counters by discolouring them or breaking down their protective sealant. Additionally, you should avoid using turpentine, oven cleaners, drain cleaners and nail polish remover on your counters because they are extremely corrosive and can leave behind a permanent scratch mark.