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How to Clean Quartzite Countertops

Posted by Daltile Team on Feb 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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Wondering how to clean your quartzite countertops? Cleaning quartzite correctly will help your countertops look as beautiful as they do now for many years to come.

We stopped by and talked to the Daltile stone product development team and asked them about cleaning quartzite. Here’s what they said.

“Quartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock that, through heat and pressure over time, creates a hard and dense stone with all the beauty of marble but responds more like granite. Quartzite might seem indestructible, but it’s not. The maintenance is very minimal and requires care similar to that of granite.”

Stone Cleaners

  • Should be pH neutral
  • can be diluted or concentrated for different soil levels
  • should not strip the sealer

 

Recommended Cleaners:

DuPont™ StoneTech® Professional Stone & Tile Cleaner

DuPont StoneTech KlenzAll (stain remover)

DuPont StoneTech Professional Heavy Duty Coating Stripper

Aqua Mix Sealer and Coating Remover

DuPont StoneTech Professional Bullet Proof (sealer)

Aqua Mix Sealer Choice Gold (sealer)

How do you do that? The stone team had an answer for that too.

“We recommend using a non-acidic, low pH cleanser such as mild soap and water or stone-specific cleaners easily found at your local retailer.”

They also mentioned that not every quartzite has exactly the same makeup and you should always ask your sales rep if quartzite is right for your application.

As with all stone, quartzite countertops should be sealed and resealed periodically (about every one to two years depending on usage).

Decrease stains and damage with

  • coasters for glasses and mugs
  • immediate cleaning of potentially staining substances (citrus, vinegars, wine)
  • removal of debris
  • use of hot pads and trivets

 

 

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