How To Clean And Maintain White Quartz Countertops

Posted on: 16 November 2022

White quartz countertops will give any kitchen space a fresh, elegant look. Depending on what type of hardware you choose, such as shiny gold or matte silver, white countertops will take on either an opulent or contemporary appearance. Quartz is known for being durable since it's a natural stone, but there are specific ways of cleaning and maintaining the countertops to ensure that they look their best for as long as possible. 

Quartz countertops are typically made from a mix of real stone particles and plastic resin. Since the stone is all-natural, each slab of quartz countertop has a unique appearance, such as marbling, veining, and color variations.

Although the color white is generally susceptible to staining and discoloration, quartz countertops are non-porous, meaning they won't absorb spills. Quartz is also highly resistant to cracks, cuts, and other types of damage, making it the ideal material for use in a busy kitchen.

Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your white quartz countertops:

1. Clean Up Spills Immediately 

As soon as you spill any type of liquid, such as juice or milk, clean it up right away using a soft, absorbent cloth. It's especially important to remove any dark stains right away, including red white, blood, permanent back ink, or grape juice. The longer they sit on the quartz, the more likely they are to stain the white countertop. 

Clean any residue using a cleaner approved for use on natural stone to keep the surface sanitary and bacteria-free. You can also wipe the countertop with plain hot water as well.

2. Remove Any Stubborn Marks 

Although quartz is generally stain-resistant, some stubborn marks, such as paint or pen ink, may be harder to remove. In these instances, work the stains out using a non-abrasive cleaning pad along with either a stone cleaner or a mix of water and a mild dish detergent. 

Avoid using harsh, abrasive cleaning products or chemicals, such as steel wool, bleach, or ammonia, on your quartz countertops. These items may cause permanent damage or unsightly marks on the surface. 

3. Protect Your Countertops 

Avoid cutting up items, such as produce, directly on the quartz countertops. Place a cutting board down on the counter first to protect the surface. Also, avoid resting metal utensils, pots, pans, keys, and other metal items on white countertops to protect against rust damage. 

Also, avoid exposing the countertops to direct heat and burns as well. Place hot pots, pans, and casserole dishes on pads or wire cooling racks.