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Quartz has been one of the most popular materials used in a wide variety of commercial applications nowadays. This kind of mineral became known for its versatility, sturdiness, and anti-bacterial properties. But perhaps one quality that makes quartz an exceptional material especially on making kitchen countertops is that it possesses a natural glossy look that doesn’t require any polishing at all.
However, it could still look dull over time due to certain factors such as excessive pressure and sudden changes in the temperature. To prevent these from happening, here are five simple tips that can prolong the mint condition of a quartz countertop:
If you have white-colored quartz countertops, you should know by now that even the smallest stains can be very noticeable. Take note that most stains and water spots became tougher to remove the more you let it be. It is very important to wipe them away as soon as you see them to keep the luster of your quartz countertop. You can use an adhesive remover or denatured alcohol and a rag for cleaning.
Bonus Tip: Avoid putting any acidic foods like citrus fruits, vinegar, and tomatoes on a quartz surface.
While it may be true that quartz is quite resistant to scratches, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it could completely avoid damages brought by sharp kitchen tools such as knives and other abrasive objects. Be sure to use cutting boards if you need to chop something on your countertop area.
Even though it can resist temperatures up to 150°C, extreme temperatures can ruin the glittery look of a quartz countertop. Before placing any hot substance on the countertop, make sure to use trivets or mats to protect it from sudden heat exposure.
Never drop any heavy objects on your counters. Too much force can result in chips and cracks on the countertop surface if you are not careful enough. Take note that failure to follow this tip could result in your warranty being void.
Quartz is quite sensitive to certain kind of chemicals, especially those that contain acidic and alkaline compounds. These are:
If any of these chemicals accidentally spilled on your countertops, immediately clean them with a mild detergent and rinse afterward.
Owning a quartz countertop is a wise choice for having a simple but elegant kitchen environment. Just be sure to maintain it properly so you can enjoy its looks and functionality for years to come.
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