Quartz care guide
Quartz worktops can be a stylish complement for any kitchen and being aware of how to maintain them will go a long way to ensuring they last a lifetime or more.
Your worktop is made from engineered stone and as such doesn’t need sealing like a natural rock like granite but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care when using it.
Can I Cut on my Quartz Worktops?
Yes you can, but we recommend using a chopping board which is better for the knife you are using and the quartz worktops. Quartz is very scratch resistant but you should try to avoid sharp objects which may damage it over time.
Are my Quartz Worktops Heat Resistant?
Anything under 150 °C shouldn’t have an adverse effect on your quartz worktops but, as with many stone materials, we don’t recommend putting very hot pans on the surface. A sudden temperature change can cause the resin to rise to the surface inside the block, so we suggest using pan rests or trivets to protect the surface.
Also be careful with heavy pots and pans made of cast iron which can cause chips and cracks if thumped down without much care or attention.
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Can They be stained?
Your quartz worktops should be largely stain resistant for their lifetime as they are not porous. If you have something dried on the surface then resist the temptation to use an abrasive scouring pad that can take the sheen off the surface.
How to Clean Your Quartz Worktops
As with natural stone, try to use soap like a mild detergent and water, and refrain from using anything abrasive. Use clean water to remove any residue.
Never use strong chemical agents or solvents. Avoid anything like paint stripper, oven cleaner or dishwasher detergent that has a pH over 8.5 which is very alkaline. If you find a difficult stain like dried paint then carefully scrape away as much as you can and use a wet cloth to get rid of the rest.
If your quartz worktops are exposed to anything damaging, make sure you remove it by rinsing with water and then wiping away.
As with all our worktops, when they are installed, our stone masons will answer any questions you like concerning the upkeep and maintenance of your surfaces.