Caring for Your Natural Stone Surfaces
Quartz is a highly durable material that requires very little maintenance. It is naturally nonporous, and meets very high sanitation requirements for restaurants and kitchens. Because of its unique structure, quartz is scratch and heat resistant, and it also resists stains. To keep your quartz surfaces looking as great as the day the were installed, follow these simple instructions:
In the Event of a Spill or Stain
In the event that a scratch does occur, very lightly scrub the area in a small circular motion, using a wet sponge and a very light abrasive cleanser. Don’t scrub too aggressively, as you may reduce the gloss level.
This is the only time an abrasive cleanser should be used on quartz, and in this instance, it must be used with great care.
In addition to abrasive cleansers, you should avoid bleach cleansers and cleansers with Pine Oil. Bleach can alter the appearance of your quartz surfaces, while Pine Oil leaves behind a filmy residue that can build up and attract dirt, altering the appearance of your surfaces over time, and reducing their cleanliness.
Sealing Your Natural Stone Surfaces
If you have questions about sealing your stone, Kowalski Granite and Quartz is happy to help. We’ll come out to assess your surfaces, and from that assessment, we’ll be able to tell you what type of sealing, if any, is necessary. If it seems like the right move for your unique stone surface, we’ll go ahead and finish the job. We always encourage clients new and old to talk to a professional before sealing natural stone — because the process really does vary on a case-by-case basis.