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Tips on How to Keep Your Quartz Countertops Shiny

Quartz is one of today’s most sought-after countertop materials, thanks to its many advantages, particularly its shiny finish that doesn’t need to be sealed. Today, we share tips on how to make your quartz countertop shine – and keep it that way.

Clean the Countertop Daily

Make it a habit to clean your quartz countertop on a daily basis. Thanks to its low maintenance requirements, cleaning it is easy and can be done without much effort. For a quick clean, spray a mixture of diluted dish soap, and wipe the countertop with a soft cloth. There are cleaning products that prevent streaking and are specifically formulated for use on quartz countertops.

Avoid Using the Countertop as a Chopping Surface

Many of us have been guilty of cutting crusts off bread directly on kitchen countertops. While quartz countertops are proven to be exceptionally durable, nicks and scratches on the surface can be very noticeable on a shiny surface. Make it a point to always use a chopping board.

Clean the Countertop Immediately After Contact With Acidic Substances

One can’t avoid handling acidic substances when working in the kitchen: vinegar and citrus fruits are some of the most common kitchen ingredients used in various recipes. While they won’t cause damage to quartz itself, they can wear out coatings and buffing products that may have been applied to the surface. This may result in dull spots on the countertop surface, which, like nicks and scratches, can be very noticeable.

Refinish the Countertops

Refinishing is a process where the countertop surface is cleaned, treated and buffed to a shiny finish. Granite lends itself well to the refinishing process because of its nonporous surface, which, unlike natural stone, doesn’t require filling and is a perfectly flat surface upon installation. If you had opted for a dull surface when you first had your quartz countertop, you can have it refinished and have the shiny finish that you want.

Long Island Wood Renewal, LLC is your leading provider of kitchen remodeling services, including kitchen cabinet refacing and countertop installation. Give us a call at (631) 414-7082. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Hicksville, Plainview and Huntington, NY.