Quartz & Granite Care Guide
AV Surfaces bring their years of experience together to bring you a Quartz Care Guide and Granite Care Guide with our own personal touch.
Quartz & Granite worktops bring a style and elegance to any home, making it even more important to keep them in their best condition. Following our simple tips, your surface will retain its beauty and integrity for years to come.
AV Surfaces are real people who understand your busy schedule, following our Quartz Care Guide and Granite Care Guide you can spend your time where it really matters rather than tending to your Granite or Quartz worktops.
Basic Stone Care
The number one rule of basic stone care is to avoid using any cleaning products that haven’t been specifically designed for use with natural stone. Quartz and granite are naturally maintenance-free and easy to keep clean with no more than a quick wipe. To preserve the beauty of your stone countertops, it’s a good idea to avoid direct exposure to harsh chemicals, acids, extreme temperatures, sharp edges and so on. Try to mop up as many spills as possible right away, clean/dry your surfaces using a soft cloth and always read the label before using any cleaning products.
Cleaning Your Surface
Cleaning your surface can be as simple as giving the whole thing a quick wipe with a damp cloth on a regular basis. Quartz and granite are among the most hygienic and maintenance-free materials any homeowner can invest in. Regular dusting and wiping is the best way of keeping your surfaces clean and hygienic. For more intensive cleaning, be sure to only ever use a pH neutral cleaning product that has been approved for use on natural stone. Always read the label in full, using a micro-fibre cloth for the best possible results. Avoid using anything harsh or abrasive under any circumstances.
Lime & Hardwater
Prevention is the best treatment of all for lime and hardwater marks on granite and quartz surfaces. Nevertheless, if the beauty of your surfaces is compromised by unsightly residues, you are going to need a specialist cleaning product. Under no circumstances should you use vinegar, lemon juice or anything with a high acid content. Attempting to chip away at the marks is also highly inadvisable. Invest in a high-quality product that has been specifically designed to deal with these kinds of residues, proceeding in direct accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Once removed, keep your surfaces clean and dry to prevent the problem from occurring once again.
Keeping your worktop shiny
The best approach to keeping your worktop shiny is to keep it as clean and hygienic as possible at all times. Simply by providing you with a gentle dust and wipe on a regular basis, it should hold onto its lustre long-term. Deal with any spills or stains as quickly as possible, in order to avoid them setting in. If you want to take things a step further, there are countless specialist cleaning products on the market these days that are designed to bring an impeccable shine to natural stone surfaces. There are also many recipes online for DIY cleaning products, though it’s important to exercise caution as many may be untested and unsafe.