How to Polish Quartz Countertops

Dec 28th, 2018 | Blog

When you own a home, maintenance will always be on your to-do list. It’ll seem like it’s never-ending. Whether it’s clearing out the gutters, calling a contractor to take care of a roof issue, or routine cleaning to keep your home looking like new. When it comes to your kitchen or bathroom countertops in Denver, you’ll need to take special care to ensure they’re clean and well taken care of throughout the year. If you installed quartz countertops, you’ll want to polish them here or there to make them shine.

What You Will Need to Polish Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are hard, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean which makes them one of the most popular countertops for new home builds or remodels down the road.

Before you get started polishing quartz countertops, you’ll need the following:

  • Soapy, warm water (avoid oil-based soaps)
  • Distilled water
  • Vinegar
  • Windex or another window cleaner
  • Sponge
  • Soft towels
  • Paper towels

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Polish Quartz Countertops

First, you’ll want to wipe down your countertops. Use soapy, warm water to do this. Use a soft towel or paper towels. Never use an abrasive pad or rough cloth on your countertops, even to clean up a small mess or spill.

Pro Tip: If you notice a stubborn stain, use a dab of vinegar and let it sit for about ten minutes before wiping down the countertops a second time with the same step as above.

Next, rinse down the countertop with distilled water if possible. Use tap water if you have no distilled water available. Use a sponge to wipe away the water. You’ll want to put some elbow grease into this, because quartz is non-porous, which means the water won’t absorb into the countertop like other types out there. Use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe away any remaining water. There should be no water or streaks left behind.

Then, use Windex or another glass window cleaner to spritz down the countertops – don’t overspray, less is more. Window cleaners can cut through grease like no other cleaner on the market other than degreasers. Degreasers are often too harsh for countertops. Use a soft cloth to wipe down the quartz countertop from left to right, then top to bottom. Repeat as necessary until the countertops look shiny and new again.

Finally, your quartz countertops shouldn’t need an additional “polish” product to finish the job. Refer to your manufacturer’s guidelines on any maintenance to keep your countertops looking clean and new no matter what they’re up against.

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