The Care and Keeping of Your Countertops

Quartz countertops are known for being more scratch, stain, and scorch resistant than just about any other stone or hard surface out there. The toughness of quartz makes it ideal for everyday use in kitchens and bathrooms, where real life happens. Virtually non-porous, quartz countertops never need sealing. Still, when life gets messy, it’s important to know the best way to take care of your beautiful countertops. Colonnata Quartz requires minimal care and maintenance. Follow the guidelines below to keep them in the best shape possible.

Colonnata Quartz Requires Minimal Maintenance:

  • Daily Cleaning

    Use only mild detergent and tap water for daily routine cleaning, and rinse thoroughly after cleaning.

  • Spot Cleaning

    Because of the abrasive nature of these cleaners, use Barkeeper’s Friend or Soft Scrub Gel only as follows: Place small amount on damp cloth. Using very light pressure, wipe the stained area in a circular motion, rinse thoroughly with warm water, and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel.

  • Stick-On Messes

    If food, chewing gum, nail-polish, paint, or any other foreign matter is found sticking to the countertop, simply scrape away the stain with a sharp blade or plastic scraper. Wash and rinse the surface with water.

  • Chemical Exposure

    Prolonged exposure to cleaning solutions may cause permanent damage/discoloration to the countertop surface. Avoid exposing Colonnata to chemicals, such as oven grill cleaners, floor strippers, paint removers/strippers, toilet bowl cleaners, oily soaps, tarnish removers, furniture cleaners, drain products, battery acid, etc. Should your surface be exposed to any potentially damaging products, rinse immediately with water to neutralize the effect.

  • Direct Heat

    Quartz surfaces are designed and manufactured to withstand moderate heat and the product is not heat proof. We always recommend using a hot pad or trivet when setting down hot pans or cooking plates on your countertops.

  • Knife Use

    Common kitchen tools including sharp knives won’t harm the Colonnata Quartz surfaces, but harsh use of knifes could damage surface. Continued use of kitchen knives on the bench tops could dull the polished surface. Care should be exercised when moving heavy objects and avoid dropping heavy kitchen tools.

  • Sunlight

    Avoid direct sunlight over prolonged periods of time on the countertop surface.