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Quartz Care & Cleaning Tips

Maintaining quartz surfaces is easy. Simply wash with a soft cotton cloth and warm water, use a mild soap if desired.
 
  • Do not expose, in use or otherwise, quartz to abrasive or strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers or similar (whether high, neutral or low pH) cleaners. Various chemicals are corrosive and/or erosive in their ability to attack any structure including quartz. Be very aware of these potential damages to your surface.

 

  • Quartz is not heat proof, chemical proof or fracture proof. Be aware of damaging exposure to these potentially damaging elements or conditions.

 

  • Do not use or expose quartz to such products including, but not limited to bleach, oven cleaners, Comet®, Soft Scrub®, or any product with pumice, paint remover, furniture stripper, tarnish or silver cleaners, or similar. 

 

  • Do not use abrasive or harsh scrub pads. 

 

  • Do not apply any sealers, penetrants or topical treatments to Quartz under any circumstances. Such products will wear off and cause the gloss to appear dull or inconsistent. 

 

  • Quartz is a natural material. Variation in the quartz color, pattern, size, shape, and shade are inherent and normal characteristics to be expected. This does not affect the product performance in any manner.

 

  • Color variations are intended and designed into many designs to enhance the natural beauty. Samples are small select cuts from a slab; they do not exhibit all the characteristics of a design and therefore are not a full representation of what is installed.

 

  • Quartz is durable and more resistant to surface damage than other stone, however, all stone can be damaged by force and no stone is chip-proof. Objects hitting edges particularly at sinks or dishwashers may cause chips. No stone surface is 100% scratch-proof. Surface markings are more visible on monotone designs than multi-colored surfaces.

 

  • Quartz is not a seamless product. Seams are visible. Where there are seams, the product pattern and shade can slightly vary.

 

  • Quartz surfaces can be damaged by sudden and/or rapid change of temperature, especially near the edges, as well as direct and/or sustained heat applied to the top. Quartz may not withstand the direct transfer of heat from pots and pans and other cooking units such as electric frying pans and griddles, some crockpots or roaster ovens, and heat lamps. The use of a hot pad or trivet is always recommended to prevent damaging the surface.