Caesarstone surfaces need little maintenance to make them appear new for a long time. However, they do need regular cleaning with warm soapy water and a clean sponge or a damp cloth to upkeep their appearance. Besides, you must be aware of all the tips and tricks to keep your quartz worktops new for years.
Caesarstone is virtually non-porous worktop surface that maintains its ultra-smooth surface and glossy sheen without any need of sealing or polishing. There is no need to polish this quartz surface to maintain its glossy appearance.
Just like any other surface, Caesarstone quartz worktops can be damaged permanently due to exposure to harsh chemicals and solvents. It is recommended not to use cleaning products containing methylene or trichloroethane. Also, avoid cleaning it with products that are highly alkaline or have high pH levels.
Tips to maintain Caesarstone surface:
Here are some useful tips to maintain Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces and to keep them looking new all the time:
1. Gentle cleaning
Just because Caesarstone surfaces are extremely hard and durable, it doesn’t mean you can clean them rigorously by scrubbing or using an abrasive cleaner. You simply need to wipe off the surface using warm soapy water and a damp cloth. Only use a mild detergent or a spray cleaner to maintain the lustre of its surface. After cleaning, dry the surface with a soft paper towel or cloth.
2. Don’t use any abrasive household cleaners
As mentioned earlier, you don’t have to use any harsh or abrasive household cleaners to remove coffee rings, water stains or fingerprints from the Caesarstone Quartz surface. Always use non-abrasive cleaners, such as Soft Scrub Liquid Gel, for gentle cleaning of the surface. After cleaning with a damp cloth, wipe the surface dry with a paper towel. For eco-friendly cleaning, you can use a mixture of 50/50 vinegar and water to clean the quartz surface.
3. Use oxalic acid for removing stubborn marks
If your Caesarstone surface has any stubborn stains or marks of spilt vinegar, oil, soy sauce, turmeric, red wine, curry, makeup, permanent markers or ink, don’t panic. All you need is a gentle cleanser, along with oxalic acid for cleaning the surface with a non-abrasive sponge. For tougher stains, you can make use of household alcohol and a soft cloth. You can even try a small portion of household bleach to clean stains on lighter-coloured quartz worktops.
4. Quick & smart tips to deal with different situations in the kitchen
In the kitchen, there are many situations while cooking or cleaning the countertop that can damage the surface of your quartz worktop. Here are some quick tips to deal in certain conditions:
Dangerous cleaners and chemicals: Avoid using chemicals, such as toilet cleaners, oven/grill cleaners, and dishwasher polishing agents when cleaning your kitchen surfaces, especially your countertop.
High heat: Caesarstone quartz is highly resistant to heat; however it’s still recommended not to place boiling (more than 300°F) pans, pots and oven trays directly on its surface. Make use of trivets or hot pads for placing hot pans/pots on a kitchen worktop.
Sharp objects: When cooking various dishes, you must avoid using any sharp knives or objects directly on the surface. Instead, use a chopping board as a precaution.