Quartz countertops are not only elegant but extremely functional, especially for high-traffic areas like your kitchen! Quartz is a combination of stone from the ground, mixed with humanmade resins and sealers. The finished product is both beautiful and durable.
Quartz countertops are non-porous, making them easy to maintain. However, there are still a few things you should do to keep them clean AND disinfected.
Cleaning vs. Disinfecting
Cleaning and disinfecting are two different things. You can clean a surface by removing debris and wiping it down to make it look and feel clean. However, there is still a possibility that germs remain on the surface. This is where disinfecting comes in to play.
There are tons of germs lurking in every corner of your kitchen, bathroom, and other areas of your home. They are microscopic, meaning you can’t see them. But they can wreak havoc on your family’s health if you’re not mindful of killing them. There are a variety of ways in which you can kill germs in your home to keep it safe and sanitary.
Let’s look at the basic process of cleaning your quartz countertops in order to maintain their beauty and your family’s health.
Cleaning your countertops is a simple 3-step process. Just follow these steps:
Step One: Wipe down the countertop with a dry sponge, paper towel, or straight plastic edge to remove crumbs and loose debris.
Step Two: Use a professional cleaner that is safe for your quartz countertop, like MORE™ Stone & Quartz Cleaner - w/Antimicrobial Protection, or warm soapy water.
Step Three: Spray the surface thoroughly and wipe away with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel.
MORE Stone & Quartz Cleaner with Antimicrobial Protection is an excellent choice for cleaning and disinfecting. If you used this product to clean and disinfect simultaneously, you're already done - leaving you with more time to do things that you enjoy.
If you chose to use soap and water, after cleaning your surface following the steps above you’ll want to follow-up with a disinfecting process. This will help ensure a safe environment for your family.
Step One: Pour rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle.
Step Two: Spray your countertop with the alcohol and allow it to sit for about 2 minutes.
Step Three: Use a soft, dry towel to wipe it off and dry the countertop.
Other Factors to Consider
If you are interested in exploring other products for cleaning and disinfecting, keep in mind that the pH of the solution is important. Anything with a high pH such as oven cleaners or concentrated bleach can cause discoloration on the surface.
Sealers with AntiMicrobial properties
Our new MORE™ Premium Plus Stone Sealer with Built-in Antimicrobial Protection will stop food and beverages from staining the surface and will now also inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew on natural stone surfaces.
Quartz countertops are a beautiful addition to any home. Be sure to protect them by cleaning and disinfecting with products that will not damage the surface. After all, you want your countertop and your family to be safe and clean!