OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH QUARTZ
WHAT IS QUARTZ
QUARTZ is a hard, crystalline mineral compose of silica (silicon dioxide). It is the second most abundant mineral in Earth’s continental crust, behind feldspar.
WHY WE ARE IN LOVE WITH IT
Beauty, durability, and ease of maintenance are what we look for in the products that we use in home remodeling. Quartz is an engineered product composed of 90% quartz with resins and coloring. Its low porosity makes it stain resistant and easy to clean. It has become a designer’s favorite for its versatility. Quartz are not only for countertops. It has become a choice for backsplashes and shower walls, ideal for a more solid look, without the need for grout. Color is more consistent, yet it exudes elegance that mimics natural stone without the upkeep. With proper care, quartz should give homeowners many years of enjoyment.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR QUARTZ
The ease of maintenance makes Quartz highly desirable. Soft cloth or paper towel dampened with water and mild detergent is enough to keep it clean and hygienic. Rinse it thoroughly and let dry. Never use any abrasive cleansers or harsh scouring pads especially those with ammonia or bleach. DO NOT USE VINEGAR. Quartz does not require polishing to keep it shiny and smooth. Occasional wiping with soft cloth and acetone can be used to maintain their distinctive shine. Check with the manufacturer or distributor for recommended cleaner and additional information
Never use any metal on the surface as it can scratch the finish. If chopping food, use a chopping bord. Remove grease by using recommended products for stone care. Harsh cleaners must be avoided. Gently scrape any hardened grease or stain with plastic took before applying the cleanser.
For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite® scrub pad combined with a small amount of mild soap or specialized stone cleaner.
While quartz countertops are resistant to scratches, scuffs, dents, stains and burns, these surfaces are not indestructible. Permanent markers, dyes, ink may not be removable, therefore keep them away from your quartz. In case of accidental stains caused by these products, rinse it as soon as possible, and use the recommended cleaner. Rinse and repeat if still visible.as soon as possible, then apply a cleansing product approved for stone care if the stain is still visible. Same goes for any stains caused by coffee, juice, and wine.
Prior to use of any cleaning product, test a small inconspicuous area first. It is best to contact the manufacturer or distributor of the quartz for proper cleaning and maintenance.