Quartz worktop maintenance
Quartz is manmade material containing over 93% of natural components and, to lesser extent, other components to ensure the right colour and consistency. Manufacturing of worktop involves cutting quartz into suitable size and finishing its edges and surface.
Quartz worktops are durable, waterproof and easy to clean. When properly maintained, they will last for decades.
For daily cleaning of quartz worktop, we recommend using damp (microfiber) cloth, warm water and either neutral (pH 7), mild alkaline (pH 8-10) or mild acidic (pH 4-6) detergent if necessary. You should prefer cleaning products specially designed for quartz and avoid using highly acidic or bleach containing cleaning products. Abrasive materials may also damage stone surface.
Preventing and removing stains
If possible, quartz worktop should be carefully protected against staining. Avoid spilling chemicals and corrosive substances on worktop. The best way to avoid staining is to remove dirt from worktop immediately, so that it would not dry and absorb in stone. Usually it is sufficient to use paper towel, water and detergent to clean the surface.
In case of heavy staining, we recommend using special cleaning products designed for quartz surfaces. Such products are available at local office of Diapol or retail outlets. After using the cleaning product, we recommend to wash the worktop again with clean water and detergent.
Avoiding heat damage and scratches
Quartz is not completely heat resistant, i.e. it can stand the heat only temporarily and may crack as a result of a thermal shock. It may also cause heat damage to the worktop (e.g. trace of a hot cookware)as the resin in the composition of quartz melts at high temperatures. For example, we strongly recommend using special trivets when placing hot objects on the surfaces containing mirror flecks(surfaces from the Starlight series offered by Diapol) in order to prevent damage to the surface. We do not recommend placing hot objects directly on quartz surfaces, even temporarily.
Although quartz is rather scratch resistant, we still recommend using special cutting boards to avoid possible damages.
When used indoors, polished quartz worktops do not require impregnation (i.e. treatment with specialsealant), because quartz does not absorb liquids. When used outdoors, quartz may change its colour over time.