Quartz is resistant to most stains including wine, lemon juice, tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables. Normal cleaning only requires the use of a damp cloth and a mild household detergent. For best results, clean spills as soon as possible.
Stains & Spills
While Quartz is stain-resistant, some stains might be more difficult to remove than others. For tough stains, mild non-abrasive cleansers are a good solution to restoring your countertop surface to its original appearance.
- For dried spills, a non-abrasive scrub pad can be used. Rinse thoroughly and wipe with a damp cloth to remove all residue.
- For tough spots made by substances such as paint, gum, grease or food, carefully use a razor blade to scrape away the residue prior to cleaning. The scraping may leave a grey metal mark on the surface and can easily be cleaned off using a recommended cleanser and non-abrasive pad. Buff with a damp cloth.
- For stubborn spots or stains, apply a pad of soaked paper towels and approved cleanser to the area and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Afterwards, proceed with necessary cleaning methods and bufﬁng.
Honed ﬁnishes require more frequent cleaning to maintain their appearance. Metal marks, ﬁngerprints and other signs of daily wear will be more apparent. The removal of visible marks such as these can be easily performed using a non-abrasive pad and any of the recommended cleaning products listed on this page.
Under ordinary use, dark colors will show dirt, dust, rubs, ﬁngerprints and watermarks more readily than lighter – colored surfaces. Naturally, these colors will require more maintenance and upkeep to maintain their appearance.
Quartz is not Indestructible!
Quartz is one of the toughest countertop surfaces available, but there are a few things that can damage it. Avoid contact with harsh chemicals or solvents, especially those containing trichloroethane or methylene chloride, found in car batteries, furniture strippers, oven cleaners, as well as products containing bleach. These substances can cause permanent discoloration and surface damage. In the event any of these agents come in contact with the surface, wipe immediately, rinse with water, and then clean with vinegar- based cleaner. If stain persists, contact the supplier/installer of your quartz surface.
Do not use abrasive and/or alkaline cleaning products, such as 3M Scotch Brite green scrub pads or similar products, as they can dull the surface. When trying a new cleaning product, it is recommended that you always try the cleaner ﬁrst on an inconspicuous area.
Excessive/prolonged heat can damage your quartz surface — always use a trivet between the countertop and any hot pan or heat source. While quartz is scratch-resistant, materials harder than quartz can scratch it. For example, the bottom of some ceramic dishes may be abrasive enough to inﬂict minor damage to the surface. Also, be aware that quartz can be chipped or cracked if it is heavily impacted.