Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth. Because of its strength and abundance, quartz is a popular and reliable choice for countertops and so much more. Quartz is sometimes referred to as “engineered” or “man-made”, but quartz is in fact a natural stone. The amount of natural quartz in a slab depends on the quartz manufacturer. Ultima USA Quartz Slabs are among the highest concentration of pure quartz to ensure strong, compact slabs.
Caring for your Quartz countertops
Learning how to care and maintain your quartz surface is very straightforward. Quartz is more resistant to surface damage than comparable stone materials. It’s stain resistant, chemical resistant, non-porous, and tough, making it a great option for commercial and residential kitchens when high-performance and natural aesthetics is a must.
How to clean and maintain your Quartz countertops
To maintain the stunning, lustrous appearance of your Quartz countertops, simply use water and a damp cloth for routine care. You can use a soft cleaner, when necessary, just avoid bleach and abrasive cleaners.
What to avoid
- Cutting – Quartz countertops are resistant to scratches, but they are not scratch proof. Do not cut, chop, or slice food directly on the countertops; always use a cutting board.
- Heat – Although Quartz surfaces are resistant to heat, they’re not invincible. Always use trivets or hot mats when you remove hot items from the oven and need to set them down. Avoid heat-generating items such as griddles, frying pans, crockpots, roaster ovens, and heat lamps.