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A guide to maintaining your quartz kitchen worktop

Britain is a nation of tea lovers. For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of our homes where we brew our daily cuppa. 

If you’ve recently invested in the beauty of quartz kitchen worktops, you’re most likely wondering how you can maintain their pristine condition. With good care and regular maintenance, you can ensure your quartz countertops retain their shine and elegance for years to come.

Let our experts guide you through the process of keeping your quartz worktops stain-free and looking brand new.

The benefits of quartz kitchen worktops 

Quartz kitchen worktops offer several benefits that make them an attractive choice for homeowners:

With an array of colours and patterns available, quartz offers limitless design possibilities to enhance the aesthetic appeal of any kitchen. 

The non-porous nature of quartz makes it highly resistant to bacteria, providing you with a clean and healthy surface for food prepping.

With proper care and maintenance, quartz countertops can maintain their beauty for decades, making them a wise investment for any home.

How to choose a quartz kitchen worktop

Choosing the right quartz countertop for your home involves careful consideration to ensure it meets your practical needs and complements your kitchen’s aesthetic appeal. Some factors to keep in mind include:

Aesthetics

Consider the overall aesthetic of your kitchen and choose a quartz worktop colour and design that complements your existing decor. Quartz is available in a wide range of colours, from subtle neutrals to bold statement hues, as well as various patterns and finishes. 

Take into account factors such as your flooring and appliances when selecting the colour and design of your quartz countertop to ensure cohesion with the rest of your kitchen.

Finish

Quartz worktops are available in various finishes, including polished and honed. A polished finish provides a glossy surface that reflects light and adds elegance to the kitchen, while a honed finish offers a more matte appearance with a subtle shine. 

Examine samples

Visit our showroom in Manchester or request samples of quartz slabs to see how they look in your kitchen. View the samples under different lighting conditions to assess how they reflect light and interact with other elements in the room.

Do quartz worktops stain? 

While quartz has been proven to be stain-resistant, it’s important to understand that it’s not entirely stain-proof, especially if spills are not promptly cleaned up. Prompt cleaning is the key to preventing stains from setting in, especially for spills like tea, coffee, or wine that can leave lasting marks if left unattended.

How to look after your quartz worktops

Maintaining the appearance of your quartz countertop requires a proactive approach to care. Let us talk you through our tips for keeping your surfaces looking their best.

Daily care

Avoid placing hot pots and pans directly on the countertop; use heat-resistant mats or materials to protect the surface.

Always use a chopping board when cutting or slicing to prevent little scratches from forming on your quartz countertop.

Removing stains

Immediate clean-up tips

Act quickly to remove spills and stains before they have a chance to penetrate the surface.

For quickly caught spills, a combination of warm soapy water and gentle wiping with a kitchen towel or cloth should do the trick. 

Do not scrub the worktop aggressively, as this can damage the surface. 

Spills left over time

If spills are left to sit on the countertop surface for an extended period, they may leave behind stubborn stains.

For those stubborn stains that have been left to set, consider using a stain-specific cleaning product. These are specially designed to remove tough stains without damaging the surface.

Avoid cleaning products that use harsh chemicals like bleach or chlorine, as these can discolour the quartz and compromise its appearance.

Simple preventative measures 

With the right approach, you can enjoy your tea without worrying about stains on your kitchen worktops. Preventing spills and stains starts with implementing simple preventative measures:

  1. Avoid using abrasive cleaning pads, as these can dull the finish of the quartz. 
  1. Use coasters to prevent spills from occurring in the first place.
  1. Avoid spilling oils onto your quartz countertop, as these can leave a residue on the surface and dull its finish.
  1. If you have a busy family kitchen, try to establish a cleaning routine that ensures spills are cleaned up straight away.
  1. Regularly inspect your countertops for signs of wear and tear and address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

Maintaining the beauty of your quartz kitchen worktop

At Granite & Marble Shop, we understand how important it is to maintain the beauty of your quartz kitchen worktop. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with guidance on maintaining your worktops to ensure they last for years to come. Whether you have questions about stain removal or are looking for routine maintenance tips, we’re here to help.

If you’re wondering how to get tea stains off your quartz worktop, please get in touch. Call our experienced team today on 0161 480 4676. We look forward to hearing from you.