Quartz Care and Cleaning
With simple care, Corian® Quartz will retain its radiant, lustrous appearance for many years. For routine cleaning, simply wipe down your countertop with a damp cloth or paper towel and, if necessary, a small amount of non-bleach, non-abrasive cleanser.
Clean Up Spills Right Away — Before They Can Dry
Even though quartz resists permanent staining when exposed to liquids (such as wine, vinegar, tea, lemon juice and soda) or fruits and vegetables, you’ll want to wipe up food and liquid spills as soon as possible.
For stubborn or dried spills, use a nonabrasive cleaning pad such as a white 3M Scotch-Brite®* scrub pad coupled with Formula 409 Glass & Surface Cleaner or a comparable cleaning product.
Cutting Boards and Trivets - Corian® Quartz are heat- and scratch-resistant, but not heat- and scratch-proof. Use trivets or pads with hot pots and always use a cutting board. Never chop or slice food directly on your countertops.
What Not to Use
- No Wax or Polish Necessary - Because it is nonporous, Corian® Quartz does not require sealants or waxes. Quartz keeps its lustrous gloss and ultra-smooth surface without polishing or applying sealant.
- Do Not Use Bleach - Avoid using cleaners that contain bleach. Always follow the cleaner manufacturer’s use instructions and exercise proper care when handling and storing any cleaning products.
- Avoid High-pH Cleaners - Casual exposure to alkaline solutions, such as diluted bleach, will not damage quartz. Highly alkaline (high pH) cleaners, such as oven cleaners and concentrated bleach, are not recommended.
- Powerful Chemicals - void exposing quartz to strong chemicals and solvents, especially paint removers or furniture strippers containing trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Keep nail polish remover, bleach, detergent, permanent markers or inks, and oil soaps.
Removing Cooking Grease - When grease from cooking is an issue, use Greased Lightning, or a comparable degreasing product, to help loosen and remove the grease from the surface. Follow the cleaner manufacturer’s instructions for use.
Permanent Markers - Keep permanent markers and inks away from your countertops. Should these materials come into contact with the surface, clean first as outlined above in the Everyday Cleaning section. If the stain persists, moisten a cloth with Goo Gone®, or a comparable product, and rub it into the stain. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to remove any cleaner residue.
Heat Damage Prevention - To maintain the beauty of quartz, do not place hot skillets or roasting pans directly onto the surface. We recommend the use of trivets and hot pads.
Dealing with More Difficult Spills and Materials - Materials that harden as they dry (such as gum, food, grease, nail polish or paint) are especially tenacious. Remove these by gently scraping away the excess with a plastic putty knife.
CAUTION: The following will harm quartz surfaces: Drano®, Liquid Plumr®, oven cleaners, bleach and floor strippers. Do NOT use these or any other harsh chemicals on your quartz surface.
DO NOT use crock pots or electric skillets while in direct contact with your quartz surfaces. Always place them on a trivet or cutting board to protect your countertop. (Review your electric appliance manual as a reference). Quartz is a stone product. As with any stone, certain exposure to heat may cause cracks due to thermal shock.