QUARTZ – ENGINEERED STONE CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Quartz – Engineered stone consists of premium, durable materials, resulting in a low maintenance surface resistant to scratches and stains. With proper care and maintenance, Quartz will remain beautiful and durable for many years.
Normal cleaning requires only a damp cloth and mild household detergent. A list of acceptable cleaning products is located at the end of this document. For best results, clean spills as soon as possible. Mild non-abrasive cleansers are a good solution to keeping the surface looking new. Avoid using harsh chemicals or products that contain bleach. For tough spots from items such as gum, grease, paint, food, etc., gently scrape off the residue with a razor blade or putty knife prior to cleaning.
Spills and stains:
For stubborn spots or stains, soak a pad of paper towels in water and any of the recommended cleansers and apply the towel to the stain and let soak for a few minutes. Deeply clean with a non-abrasive scrub pad and cleanser, rinse thoroughly, and buff with a damp cloth.
Textured finishes require more frequent cleaning to maintain their appearance. Metal marks, fingerprints, and other signs of daily living will be more apparent. Most visible marks such as these can be removed by using a non-abrasive pad and any of the recommended cleaning products.
Durable but not indestructible:
Quartz can be damaged when in contact with strong chemicals and solvents. Avoid products containing trichloroethane or methylene chloride including paint removers, car battery liquid, furniture strippers, oven cleaners, and products containing bleach. These products can cause permanent discoloration and damage to the surface. In the event, these agents come into contact with the surface, wipe immediately, rinse with water, and then clean with vinegar-based cleaner. Do not use 3M ScotchBrite® green scrub pads or similar products, as they can dull the surface. When trying a new cleaning product, it is recommended that you always try the cleaner first on a hidden place of the surface and follow the cleaner manufacturer’s instructions.
Quartz can be damaged by excessive heat which causes the polyester binder to contract, leaving the surface exposed to heat feeling rough to touch and/or discolored. Avoid possible problems by using a trivet between the countertop and any hot pan or heat source.
Quartz is scratch resistant but can be scratched by materials harder than the engineer’s stone. For example, the bottom of some
ceramic dishes may be abrasive enough to scratch your Vivid countertop. Vivid can also be damaged by impact causing the material to chip or crack. Do not stand on or apply excessive force to Quartz stone.
Non-bleach, non-abrasive liquid household cleaners:
- Simple Green Lime-scale remover
- Formula 409 Glass and Surface Cleaner
- Vinegar cleaner (diluted)
- Bar Keepers Friend
- Greased Lightning