Cleaning quartz worktops to maintain their antibacterial properties is a breeze because unlike some other materials, quartz does not require harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbing that can damage the surface. However, it is important to note that while quartz worktops are resistant to bacteria and germs, it is still crucial to maintain good hygiene practices in your kitchen and remember to clean up spills promptly, use cutting boards for food preparation, and follow basic food safety guidelines. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or acidic products because they can damage the surface.
To clean your quartz worktops on a daily basis, follow these simple steps:
* Start by removing any loose debris or crumbs with a micro-fibre cloth.
* Then spray our specially formulated quartz cleaner on to the surface of your worktops.
* Next you should gently scrub the worktops using a micro-fibre cloth, focusing on any stained areas.
* Finally rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water and wipe it dry with a soft, clean micro-fibre cloth.
How to deal with Stubborn Stains
If regular cleaning does not remove stubborn stains from your quartz worktops, then try these additional steps:
* Create a paste by mixing baking soda with water to form a thick consistency.
* Then apply the paste to the stained area and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
* Next using a soft cloth or sponge, gently scrub the stained area in a circular motion.
* Finally rinse the surface with clean water and wipe it dry with a soft cloth.
How to Prevent Damage & Scratches
To maintain the beauty of your quartz worktops and because life happens in the kitchen to prevent any damage or scratches, keep the following tips in mind:
* Use cutting boards and trivets to protect the surface from direct contact with hot pots, pans, and sharp utensils.
* And avoid placing excessive weight or pressure on the worktops to prevent cracking or chipping.
* Also use coasters for glasses and mugs to protect the surface from potential water rings or stains.
* Always clean up spills immediately to prevent them from requiring scrubbing later.
The importance of Regular Maintenance
In addition to regular cleaning, it is essential to perform routine maintenance because this will keep your quartz worktops in optimal condition. In addition to this here are a few maintenance tips:
* Always use a cutting board when chopping or slicing to prevent scratches.
* And avoid using abrasive sponges or scrubbing pads as they can damage the surface.
* If you notice any damage or deep scratches, contact a professional for repair or restoration.
Periodically reapply a quartz-specific sealant because this will help protect the surface from stains and ensure its longevity. Our specially formulated cleaner contains sealer so that our clients have peace of mind when cleaning their worktops.
Understanding your Quartz Worktop
Quartz worktops are engineered stone surfaces that are made from natural quartz crystals mixed with resin and pigments and this unique composition results in a non-porous surface that is resistant to staining, scratching, and bacteria growth.
The non-porous nature of quartz worktops is one of the main reasons they are highly resistant to bacteria but unlike other materials such as granite or marble, quartz does not have natural pores or microscopic openings that can trap bacteria, germs, or other harmful substances, and this means that the surface of quartz worktops is inhospitable to bacteria, making it incredibly easy to keep clean and hygienic.
Did you know that some Quartz carries Antibacterial Technology?
In addition to having a non-porous surface, some quartz worktop manufacturers incorporate antibacterial technology into their products. This technology involves the application of a special protective layer on top of the quartz surface, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and prevents the spread of germs.
This antibacterial layer works by breaking down the cell walls of bacteria that come into contact with the surface, effectively killing them and preventing further growth because this added layer of protection enhances the already impressive antibacterial properties of quartz worktops, you are given peace of mind and a cleaner, healthier kitchen environment.
If you would like to learn more about how Silestone uses their antibacterial technology in their Quartz we have provided the link to their website here.
Investing in quartz worktops means investing in a surface that not only looks great but also actively fights against the growth of harmful bacteria, so, why not consider quartz for your kitchen and enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, more hygienic cooking space?
At The Beauty of Marble Limited we hand pick all our suppliers and make sure we are bringing our Clients the highest quality quartz from suppliers around the world. Visit our Quartz section to see our beautiful selection of quartz options and learn a little about each supplier.
By reading and following our steps to care and maintenance of your quartz worktop we aim to help new, old or perspective clients to know the answer to ‘how do I clean my quartz kitchen worktops?’