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 damp cloth and a mild household detergent. For best results, clean spills as soon as possible.
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 an be used. For substances such as paint, gum, or food, carefully 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 trichlorethane or methylene chloride, as well as products that contain bleach. These substances can cause permanent discoloration 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.