Maintenance for Engineered Stone / Quartz

Now you have the beautiful new countertops its time to maintain it for a lifetime.  Follow the simple instructions for each product to insure the best looking surface.

Engineered Stone / Quartz


Quartz for Easy Care and Maintenance

Learning how to clean quartz surface countertops takes no time at all — thanks to the stain-resistant polymers in this remarkable material. Quartz is a tough, non-porous, chemically resistant, high-performance surface that elevates residential kitchen aesthetics.

How to Clean Quartz Countertops — Routine Care

Just Use Water and a Paper Towel
With simple, care, quartz surface will retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years. For routine cleaning, simply wipe down your countertop with a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleanser.

Clean Up Spills Right Away — Before They Can Dry
Even though Quartz resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, you’ll want to wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible. For stubborn or dried spills, use Mr Clean Magic Eraser coupled with Aquamix AuaKleen cleaning products.  We carry the AquaKleen on our trucks and available in our showroom.

How to Clean Quartz Countertops — Essential Gear

Cutting Boards and Trivets
Quartz surfaces are heat- and scratch-resistant, but not heat- and scratch-proof. Use trivets or pads with hot pots, and always use a cutting board. Never chop or slice food directly on your quartz countertops.

How to Clean Quartz Countertops — What Not to Use

No Wax or Polish Necessary
Because it is non-porous, quartz surface does not require sealants or waxes. Quartz will keep its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing.

Do Not Use Bleach 
Avoid using cleansers that contain bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products.

Avoid High-pH Cleaners 
While casual exposure to alkaline materials will not damage quartz surfaces, highly alkaline (high-pH) cleansers are not recommended.

Heat Damage Prevention
To maintain the beauty of the quartz surface, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface.Surface Solutions recommends the use of trivets and hot pads.