Quartz countertops are becoming more and more popular as they become more affordable to consumers, but there’s also the issue of keeping them clean and shiny. While they’re extremely durable and scratch-resistant, they can still show wear and tear over time, especially if you don’t clean them regularly or don’t choose the right cleaning products. But by following these tips on how to keep your quartz countertops clean and shiny at all times, you can maintain their original shine for years to come!
1) Use Baking Soda
Your countertops will only be as clean as the products you use on them. If you’re looking for a cleaner that’s free of harsh chemicals, Baking Soda is a great option because it’s not abrasive and won’t scratch the surface. Plus, it can eliminate odors with its deodorizing power. Just mix it with water in a spray bottle, spritz onto your quartz countertop, let sit for 10 minutes or so, then wipe off. You can also mix baking soda into liquid dish soap before using it to scrub your counters – just make sure you rinse well!
2) Lemon Juice for Grime
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice over the counter. Let it sit for 10 minutes before scrubbing off any buildup with a wet rag. You can also use lemon juice as an all-purpose cleaning agent by adding a tablespoon of baking soda, dish soap, or vinegar (depending on your needs) to four cups of water, filling up a spray bottle, and then adding a teaspoon of lemon juice.
3) Vinegar Scrubbing
- First, dilute one cup of white vinegar with two cups of water. 2. Next, pour the vinegar mixture into a spray bottle.
- Spray down the countertop with the vinegar solution and wipe away any dirt using a clean cloth or sponge.
- Allow the counters to dry completely before you wipe them down with a damp cloth, rinse well under running water, and allow them to dry completely again before using them again.
4) Cream of Tartar as Stain Remover
If your stone countertop has some stains on it, you can use an easy natural ingredient to get them out. Cream of tartar is a great household item that naturally helps with removing tough stains from countertops because it contains potassium carbonate. Just mix equal parts cream of tartar and water in a bowl, then rub it on the surface of the stone countertop with a damp cloth or sponge. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
5) Liquid Dish Soap Gets Out Stubborn Stains
If you want a countertop that looks new for years, then you’re going to have to put in some effort. One of the most important things you can do is clean up spills as soon as they happen – before they dry and set into the stone. Use your favorite dish soap when cleaning up liquids like ketchup or wine; let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse with hot water.
6) Use Ammonia
Mix 2 tablespoons of ammonia, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 teaspoon of dish soap. Add a few drops of essential oil if desired. Wash the countertop with the solution, wait 10 minutes before wiping down with clean towel. To avoid bacteria, do not use ammonia on granite or marble surfaces as it may etch the surface. Ammonia can produce toxic fumes so make sure you are in a well-ventilated area.
7) Vacuum Daily For a Sparkle Finish
An easy way to keep your countertop clean is by regularly vacuuming. This can cut down on residue buildup, which will help you avoid most stains. Vacuum the counter in a figure-eight pattern starting in one corner, covering every square inch of the surface until you reach the opposite corner. For best results, use a small attachment or crevice tool to vacuum tight spots and corners around cabinets or behind appliances.