QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS: THE BASICS
When choosing a quality countertop, many homeowners rightfully turn to quartz. Quartz countertops are durable, elegant, and have a very reasonable price tag associated with them. If you are in the process of remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, or perhaps you are building your very own custom home, making the decision on which countertops to install is important as they can be a very pricey investment in your home. If you are on the fence about having quartz countertops installed, here is a guide on everything you need to know before choosing quartz as the material for your kitchen or bathroom’s countertops.
Quartz is a great material primarily due to its low maintenance. There are various precautions and cleaning methods you need to take, as with any countertop material, but quartz countertops are much less demanding when it comes to maintenance.
Cleaning your countertops daily, or as needed, is important to maintain the beauty of your countertops. Simply mix a few drops of dish soap with warm water and wash your countertops down. Afterwards, rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly to avoid any spotting. Make sure to clean up any spills immediately to avoid the risk of staining your beautiful quartz countertops.
If you choose, you can apply a weekly quartz cleaner to your countertops to help increase the shine and beauty. Always make sure you use a designate cleaner that is made for quartz and avoid harsh chemicals to preserve the beauty of your countertops.
Quartz countertops can last a lifetime if they are maintained properly. Once every 15 years your countertops need to be sealed. While there are products and methods for you to do this yourself, it is always best to have a professional come in and seal your countertops to avoid any mistakes to your investment.