Quartz countertop is one of the top material choices for many homeowners these days. There are many colors and textures that you can choose from. However, this can be confusing. If you do not want to struggle, you can easily consider neutral colors like black or white quartz countertops.
If you chose white, it is best in balancing all the colors of the spectrum. White seems to be simple but it ultimately speaks of sophistication and timeless appeal. After its installation, you should know the right way to clean it. You need to ensure that it stays immaculate. Here are some ways to clean white countertops:
For routine cleaning
Quartz countertops, in general, resist permanent staining because it is non-porous. Non-porous means it has no holes or cracks where the liquid spills like wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice, soda, fruits, and vegetable can seep in. However, it does not mean that you can ignore the spills. When there are spills, you need to wipe it immediately before they have the chance to dry. You can wipe using mild dishwashing detergent and a soft cloth.
For deep cleaning
Daily wiping will satisfy your countertop but you need to schedule deep cleaning regularly. Whether it is once a week or month, you need to spray a generous amount of surface cleaner and let it stay for ten minutes. After that, you can wipe it using a non-scratch sponge.
When removing cooking grease
There will be times that your quartz countertop will feel greasy from cooking or dining. When this happens, you can utilise a degreasing product. A degreaser can loosen and remove the grease efficiently. To remove cooking grease, you need to follow the instructions from the manufacturer.
When getting rid of permanent marker
If you see any permanent marker marks, you should immediately remove it. Find an ink stain remover and moisten it in a cloth. After this, you can start rubbing it into the stain. When you are done, rinse it with warm water to remove any residue from the stain remover.
Preserving the integrity and appeal of your countertop should be considered.
• When exposing in extreme heat:
Though quartz countertops are heat and scorch resistant, the resin used to manufacture it is prone to melting especially if exposed to extreme heat above 300°F. Knowing this, you need to ensure that you use hot pads or trivet to prevent the countertop from cracking.
• When using cleaners:
If you use cleaners, you should avoid abrasive cleaners including scouring pads because it can ultimately dull the surface. For routine cleaning, a mild washing detergent will usually do the trick. If you need another cleanser, make sure that it is designed for use on the quartz surface.