Advice on how to care for quartz worktops

One of the best components of quartz worktops, apart from the fact that they look great, is that they require little maintenance or cleaning. For example, unlike granite worktops, quartz equivalents do not need any sealant added before they are first used. This is because quartz is non-porous and its naturally polished surface does not require sealing and actually acts as a protective barrier.

Use a non-abrasive cleaning product

It is wise to avoid using harsh cleaning products on quartz countertops, as substances such as bleach could damage the surface. Instead, stick to using hot, soapy water or a vinegar solution, which should clean the surface effectively without risking damaging it.

In fact the beauty of quartz worktops is that with a quick wipe with a soft cloth and soapy water, they retain their naturally glossy shine and they will look as good as new.

Never place hot items on quartz worktops

Despite being immensely resilient and being able to withstand an awful lot of punishment a kitchen gets put through, owners should avoid placing hot pans and plates on the worktop as it may damage the surface.

It is always sensible to prevent potential heat damage by placing hot pans on a hot pad or trivet.