Care & Maintenace Stone Surfaces 2016 - Page 9

Quartz countertops can be cleaned using gentile soap and water. Never use an abrasive cleanser or scrubbing pad on quartz as they can scratch the surface Scrape off sticky material Use the dull edge of a plastic putty knife to scrape off and loosen stuck-on stains (i.e., old food, gum, or dried lacquer). Wet a cloth Wet a cloth or scratch-resistant cleaning pad with warm water, add a little non-abrasive, non-detergent soap to clean stubborn stains. Wipe down the counter Wipe the counters down with the wet cloth. Use a vigorous scrubbing motion to remove stubborn stains. Resistance to Stains and Chemicals Quartz countertops are non-porous and do not require any sealing. Spills and stains are not absorbed into the surface, making it stain-resistant. Permanent markers/inks and some chemicals, solvents or dyes may, however, cause permanent discoloration to the surface and should be avoided. Should these agents come into contact with the surface, wipe up immediately and rinse with plenty of water. If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Goo Gone®, or a comparable product and rub it into the stain. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any cleaner residue.