The continuing trend of preferring quartz over marble and granite is not confined to kitchen countertops. In terms of status and aesthetics, marble has always been the top option in the bathroom, or at least that’s what you might have thought. Luxury hotels in Europe, for example, have been using quartz since the manufacturing process of artificial stone became sophisticated enough to mimic just about any color and pattern combination found in nature, and most visitors would never know the difference. One of the reasons why quartz has been more commonly used in commercial properties rather than households is cost, but this is beginning to change now that more businesses are producing quartz slabs and tiles.
One of the most appealing features of quartz in the bathroom is its ease of cleaning and maintenance. In terms of aesthetics, quartz is much superior to ceramic or manufactured solid surfaces, and it is very easy to maintain. With this in mind, here are some ways you can clean quartz in your bathroom:
Only Use a Quartz Cleaner & Polish
Quartz bathroom countertops aren’t just less expensive to buy; they’re less expensive to maintain than many other types of surfaces. Instead of having to buy a variety of home cleaning solutions for everyday usage, disinfection, and stain removal – items that may harm your quartz – all you need is a specially designed combined quartz polish and cleaner. Because more than ninety percent of quartz is composed of natural quartz, there is still a risk of excessively acidic items entering the permanent resin barrier and triggering undesirable chemical reactions if you don’t use a quartz cleaner, so make sure you have the right solutions before you even get started.
Clean Up Spills
Even though quartz is extremely stain resistant, some chemicals such as hair color, lipstick, mascara, and other cosmetics often used in the bathroom should be avoided. Spills should be wiped up as soon as they occur, and the quartz cleaner mentioned above should be rubbed in with a paper towel or microfiber cloth for the best results.
Carry Out Regular Cleaning
Quartz is ideal for use in the shower since it performs similarly to ceramic materials. Unlike marble, homeowners do not need to worry about removing every last drop of water after a bath or shower since there is minimal danger of discoloration. However, in areas where hard water is prevalent, there is still the possibility of limescale buildup over time, as well as soap accumulation to be concerned about. Regular cleaning will help to avoid both of these problems.
As long as there are no accidents, you can get into the habit of cleaning quartz in the bathroom once or twice a week, depending on how often family members use it. All you need is quartz cleaner and two microfiber cloths or paper towels, one for wiping and one for drying all surfaces after you’re finished.
Remove Crusty Buildup
If a crusty buildup forms on your quartz slabs or tiles, you can gently scrape and shave the accumulation away using a fresh, single-edged razor blade. Then, using a soft nylon brush or a mild, stone-safe scrubbing pad, clean with specialist solutions.