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How To Make Quartz Countertops Shine

09/24/2021
3 min read

Quartz countertops are naturally stunning. With their durability, hardness, and low maintenance requirements, it’s no surprise that quartz countertops are one of the most popular countertop options in the US. One drawback is that quartz countertops can become dull eventually. However, it’s important to note that some quartz countertops are manufactured with a deliberate matte or textured finish (concrete for example). These finishes don’t look shiny, no matter how they are cared for.  

So, how can you keep quartz countertops shining as brightly as the day they were installed? Keep reading to find out how to make quartz countertops shine! 

5143 White Attica

Clean your countertops every day 

Keeping quartz countertops shining requires a minimum care regimen. We recommend keeping an old spray bottle filled with water handy. Once a day, spray the countertops with water and then add a couple of drops of your favorite non-oil-based hand soap (oil-based soaps can dull quartz’ shine) or dish detergent. 

Though quartz is a sturdy material and very difficult to scratch, avoid using abrasive pads and scrubbers as these can leave streaking in the polish. Instead, get a cloth and wipe the countertops. Start from one end and move to the other, cleaning just a few feet at a time before your next spray.  

Stubborn stains are likely if the countertops haven’t been cleaned for a while. If this happens, pour a little vinegar directly onto the dirty area and leave a wet cloth or rag sitting on top of the stain for a little while to loosen the dirt.  

Keep up this regimen for gleaming quartz countertops

Vinegar-based spray cleaner is another option to keep quartz countertops glistening. In a clean spray bottle, mix one-quarter vinegar with three-quarters water and shake it up. 

Just as with regular countertop cleaning, keep spraying and wiping across the counter, cleaning a few feet at a time. For the best shine, use a microfiber cloth. 

1141 Pure White

Rinse your countertops thoroughly 

No matter how careful you are, certain foods end up all over the countertops and can stain them. Traces of food residues may be dulling your quartz countertops without you even noticing. 

Thankfully, with quartz being a non-porous material, it’s nearly impossible for any stains to be permanently absorbed into the stone. It’s easy to get rid of this film of food with a sponge, water, and a clean cloth. 

First of all, apply a little water to the quartz countertops. Then, use a sponge to gently scrub the counter. Once finished scrubbing, wipe the excess water away using a cloth for a streak-free shine.  

5101 Empira Black

Keep your countertops shining 

Now that your quartz countertops are gleaming, you’ll want to keep them this way. Thankfully, keeping your quartz countertops shining is easily achieved. 

One way to keep countertops shining is to keep them clean at all times. Do this by following the care regime we laid out earlier.  

On top of regular cleaning, quickly wipe away any spills or stains as soon as they occur and before they have had a chance to set in. 

It’s also a good idea to regularly check the countertops and deal with other flaws or stains as soon as you notice them. 

Armed with this advice, your quartz countertops will look beautiful for decades to come.