Do quartz worktops stain?

cleaning quartz worktop

You’ll be pleased to learn that quartz worktops are relatively stain-resistant compared to other natural stone surfaces such as marble and granite, due to their low porosity. Of course, that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be careful with messes and spills. However, you should find that stains will be few and far between if any at all.

When investing in a luxury such as quartz worktops, you’ll want to do what you can to keep it in the best condition possible. Luckily, quartz is pretty low maintenance. It’s able to withstand all that household traffic and food prep that goes down in your kitchen daily.

So, what happens if you do fall victim to a stain, and what are the best ways to care for quartz worktops? Let’s explain.

How to look after quartz worktops

Your kitchen probably gets cleaned more than most rooms in your home – especially your worktops. Quartz is quick and easy to clean. The stone is dense and compact, meaning that bacteria doesn’t grow or spread as easily as it might on other materials.

cleaning kitchen worktop

Day-to-day, wipe down any spills and mess immediately, and simply use warm water and a non-abrasive cleaner on your quartz worktops to keep them sparkling. It’s best to stay away from cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals such as bleach and chlorine. If you are unsure, do a patch test first to ensure that a new product doesn’t react with the stone.

At Bellagio Stone, we leave a complimentary specialist cleaner on your product. It’s suitable for all materials and if you love it, you can repurchase it from us in the future.

How to remove stains from quartz worktops

Of course, quartz isn’t totally invincible. There may be times when your worktop becomes stained by red wine, coffee, grease or limescale for example. This is because the artificial resins and pigments that make up 10% of quartz can react when they come into contact with certain substances.

Got a grease stain to deal with? Rub the stained area with dishwasher soap and a sponge until it disappears. You can repeat the process a few times if necessary. Make sure you dry the area once you are finished.

man cleaning quartz worktop

Limescale is best tackled with cleaning vinegar and a damp sponge. For super stubborn limescale stains, you can even use a limescale remover that has been diluted with water. Leave the solution on the stain for no longer than two minutes and repeat the process if necessary. Again, make sure you dry the area once finished.

How to get tea stains out of quartz worktops

We’re a nation of tea-drinkers, so this advice will probably come in handy for everyone at some point. Plus, this method of stain removal can also be applied to coffee and highly acidic tipples such as fruit juice or wine stains. These substances will usually stain when left to sit awhile on your surfaces. That’s why we advise that any spills are always wiped as soon as possible.

If you do end up with a pesky stain, however, try mixing three parts baking soda and one part warm water together to create a paste-like solution. Let it sit on the surface for a minute or so. Then, wipe it away using a soft cloth (avoid anything too abrasive). Repeat if necessary and wipe the surface clean.

cup of tea on quartz worktop

Quartz worktops are pretty easy to care for and by being vigilant with any spills and direct contact with liquids, you shouldn’t need to tackle any stains. However, if you do there’s no need to panic. These stain-removal methods should have you breathing a sigh of relief.

If you have any other questions or worries about how to deal with stains or how to generally care for your quartz surfaces from Bellagio Stone, our experts are always on hand to help.

Contact our customer service team on 01926 430626.

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