Care & Maintenance
Regular Cleaning –
The Art of Stone’s Quartz countertops are resistant to most stains including wine, lemon juice, tea, coffee, and fruits and vegetables. Normal cleaning requires only a dry or damp cloth and a mild household detergent or multi-surface area disinfectant. Abrasive cleaners , harsh scouring pads and cleaners that contain bleach should never be used when cleaning your quartz countertops.
Stains & Spills –
While Quartz countertops are stain resistant, some stains are more difficult to remove than others. Mild non-abrasive cleaners (Soft Scrub and household baking soda) will help to restore the original appearance. For dried spills, a non-abrasive scrub pad can be used. For substances such as paint, gum, or food, carefully and gently use a razor blade to scrape away the residue prior to cleaning. The scraping may leave a grey metal mark on the surface which can be easily cleaned using a cleanser and non-abrasive pad. For stubborn spots or stains, apply a pad of soaked paper towels and approved cleanser to the area and allow it to sit for a few minutes then proceed with necessary cleaning methods and buffing. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a damp cloth to remove all residues.
Quartz Is NOT Indestructible –
Avoid contact with harsh chemicals or solvents, especially ones that contain trichloroethane or methylene chloride, as well as products that contain bleach. These substances can cause permanent discolouration and surface damage. In the event any of these agents come in contact with the surface, wipe immediately, rinse with water and then clean with vinegar-based cleaner. Excessive / prolonged heat can damage Quartz countertops. Always use a trivet between the countertop and any hot cookware or heat source. Although Quartz is scratch resistant, materials harder than quartz can scratch it. For example the bottom of some ceramic dishes may be abrasive enough to inflict minor damage to the surface. If you run into a situation of scratched or damaged quartz, reach out to your fabrication team or anyone that specializes with Quartz surfaces. in many situations these blemishes can be corrected through buffing or filling procedures.