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Extending The Lifespan Of Your Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops have gained popularity over the years due to their durability and elegant appearance. They are made from engineered stone that combines quartz crystals with resins and pigments to produce a hard surface resistant to common sources of wear and tear. However, maximizing the lifespan of your quartz countertops will require some simple and routine maintenance.

Regular Cleaning And Maintenance  

Regular cleaning and other basic maintenance are essential for preserving the look and condition of your quartz countertops. Cleaning your countertops prevents the buildup of dirt and stains, which can degrade the surface.

Immediately wiping up spills and stains is also crucial in maintaining your countertops. Quartz countertops are extraordinarily resistant to staining due to them not having small pores on their surface. However, if spills are left unattended, they can seep into the surface and cause discoloration or stains.

Protect The Surface From Damage

Preventing damage to your quartz countertops is key to extending their lifespan. Quartz is a hard material, but it can still get scratched or chipped. Always use cutting boards and hot pads on your countertops to prevent damage. Cutting directly on the surface can cause deep scratches while placing hot pans or pots can cause thermal shock. While scratches may be filled, thermal shock can be a more damaging problem. As a result, repairing the quartz may not be possible if this occurs.

Appreciate The Benefits Of The Proper Installation

Proper installation is crucial in extending the lifespan of your quartz countertops. Hire a professional installer to ensure that your countertops are installed correctly. Proper installation prevents damage that can occur due to poor installation.

If the countertops are not installed correctly, they may be off balance. This could lead to them having a greater risk of shifting positions or falling. In extreme cases, the imbalance could strain the quartz countertop to the point of developing deep cracks. Hiring a professional to install the countertops is the most effective solution for avoiding this risk.

Identifying And Addressing Problems

Recognizing early signs of damage in the quartz countertop can enable you to take practical steps to reduce the risk of the damage spreading. Look for signs of wear or damage, such as scratches, chips, or cracks. If these damages are minor, they can be easily repaired by using a quartz repair kit. This kit has epoxy resin that can quickly fill small cracks and chips. Larger cracks or more significant structural damage may require a professional to repair.