Beautiful, durable quartz countertops are a popular choice for both residential and commercial spaces. Whether used as a kitchen countertop, bathroom countertop, or any other type of counter, quartz countertops offer numerous advantages. Among them are an ideal balance between beauty and strength, low maintenance, and an overall high-end look.
In order to ensure that your quartz countertop maintains its optimal efficiency and longevity, however, it is important to reseal the surface on a regular basis. Sealing quartz countertops should be done approximately every year-and-a-half, although this can vary depending on the traffic, regular cleanings, and overall usage of the counter.
The easiest way to reseal quartz countertops is to use a water repellent and sealer. Many sealers come with easy-to-follow instructions and require minimal work to apply. In addition to buying a sealer off-the-shelf, you can also consult with a countertop specialist who can recommend a product and provide step-by-step instructions on how to seal quartz.
When resealing quartz countertops, it is important to note that some sealers may contain solvents and other chemicals that can damage the surface of the counter, so it is important to read labels and instructions carefully. Additionally, solvent-based sealers should not be used in a kitchen or food preparation area, since this type of product can be a health hazard.
Once the counter has been sufficiently cleaned, and the proper sealer has been chosen and applied, it is important to remember to seal the edges of the quartz countertop as well. While the corner edges are generally most susceptible to water, the edges around the sink or other cutouts should be sealed as well. These are areas where water or dirt can easily collect, and sealed edges can help protect the quartz countertop from damage.
For the best results, it is important to wipe off any excess sealer before it has a chance to set. If it is left to dry, the sealer can be difficult to remove without damaging the quartz surface.
In addition to resealing quartz countertops, it is also important to clean the countertops regularly. While quartz is highly resistant to staining and damage, it still needs some regular upkeep. To keep your quartz countertop looking its best, wash it with mild dish detergent and water. Abrasive cleaning agents should be avoided as they can damage the quartz surface.
Finally, it’s important to remember to replace the sealant regularly. Sealing provides an extra layer of protection, but the sealant wears away over time, so it is important to reseal your quartz countertop at least once a year.
By following the steps above, you can ensure that your quartz countertop remains in top condition for years to come. Resources such as the website QuartzCountertops.org can provide helpful information for selecting and maintaining quartz countertops. Of course, you can also consult with a countertop specialist for more personalized advice. By taking a few simple steps, you can keep your quartz countertop looking great and lasting for years.
At Rocky Tops Custom Countertops, we understand the entire quartz countertop lifecycle. We can help you protect your quartz countertop from damage and wear with regular sealing and maintenance. This will help your countertop maintain its natural luster while also preventing discoloration, scratching, and other everyday wear and tear.
We offer a comprehensive selection of quartz countertops that are perfect for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Our products are resistant to heat and stains, making them a great choice for both indoor and outdoor use. We are also proud to provide timely installation services, so you can have your new countertop up and running in no time.
To learn more about achieving optimal efficiency and longevity with regularly-sealed quartz countertops, visit us today at 3000 S. Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37408 or call us at 423-218-2985. We look forward to helping you with all your quartz countertop needs!