Looking after your new Quartz worktops and maintaining its stunning appearance and beauty is remarkably easy. Quartz worktops will never require and wax or sealants and with the correct care your worktop can last you a lifetime.
Follow these quick and easy steps to make sure your worktop stays in perfect condition:
It is highly recommended that you are cautious when it comes to cleaning up spillages of everyday household items such as tea, coffee, wine, vinegar, tumeric, cooking sauces, oil, etc. It is far simpler to clean up these spills as soon as they happen; before they become dried and persevering. In order to clean your quartz worktops you simply need to use a damp cloth, and if necessary a small amount of non- abrasive, non-bleach cleaner such as Lantaclean. For more stubborn stains use a household cream cleaner, such as Cif, with a non-abrasive, microfibre cloth. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry with a paper or lint-free cloth in a circular motion.
How to remove dries, hardened spills
Some food item can harden as they dry and become more difficult to remove from your quartz worktop. To tackle these kind of spillages, firstly remove any surplus with a blunt, damp, plastic scraper, then clean the surface with a damp cloth and if necessary a small amount of non- abrasive, non-bleach cleaner such as Lantaclean.
Direct Sun Exposure
Try to avoid leaving your Quartz directly exposed to ultraviolet rays for any prolonged duration of time as this can be responsible for fading the colour of your worktop.
Avoid using oils, chemicals, solvents and dyes
Avoid using stripping agents, grease removers, caustic soda or products that have a PH value above 10 on any Quartz. Additionally, DO NOT use solvents that contain chemicals such as bleach, dichloromethane, chloromethane or methylene chloride. Oils, chemicals, dyes, and solvents can PERMANENTLY damage your work surface and will invalidate your manufacturer’s guarantee. If you do spill any of these types of product on your work surface, blot up IMMEDIATELY and rinse with plenty of clean water, repeating this process if necessary. Finally, dry with a paper or lint-free cloth in a circular motion. Oils and dyes can be found in foods especially take away items, make sure you wipe and clean these spills immediately as if left to dry can discolour your quartz worktop.
Hot, Sharp and Heavy Objects
Whilst your quartz worktop will withstand reasonable degrees of heat we always recommend the use of trivets and pan stands where possible. Do not place objects straight from a heat source, directly onto a quartz worktop and be careful not to drop or knock saucepans onto the side as this can cause chipping. It is highly recommended to use a chopping board when preparing food and does not cut directly on your worktop.