How To Protect Quartz From Stains

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Preventive Measures

Taking the right preventive measures is crucial. Research shows that using professional quartz protectants can effectively reduce liquid penetration by up to 95%.

In the choice of protectants, for example, a study involving 50 furniture merchants found that those using silicone-based protectants had 80% fewer post-sale stain complaints than those using conventional protectants. Statistics show that if households clean professionally at least once a week, the incidence of stains on quartz surfaces can be reduced to 10%.

In a survey of 200 household kitchens using quartz countertops, those kitchens that regularly used professional protectants had a 20% longer lifespan for their countertops than kitchens that did not. Bathrooms often come into contact with steam and cosmetics, and a study of 50 households showed that bathroom quartz surfaces treated with waterproof and stain-resistant agents had nearly zero incidence of stains over three years.

Although living room areas do not often come into contact with obvious pollutants, implementing effective anti-stain measures, such as annual professional maintenance, can ensure that these surfaces maintain their original luster and color, preventing gradual fading due to everyday use.

Preventing Stain Penetration

Quartz countertops, due to their non-porous material characteristics, do not need to be sealed like natural stone. Quartz has excellent stain resistance but can still stain, for example, prolonged exposure to high concentrations of coffee, certain types of dyes, and oils can still cause stains. In a survey of 200 households, those with noticeable stains were about 30% higher than those who cleaned up in a timely manner.

To further enhance the stain resistance of quartz, the following strategies are suggested:

Immediate cleaning of any substance spilled on the quartz surface should be cleaned up immediately, as prolonged contact can also cause stains. Removing stains within 5 minutes can reduce the risk of stains by 80%. Using the right cleaning agent, market research shows that 95% of users using these specialty products say the quartz surface remains like new after many years of use. Avoid harmful chemicals; research shows that avoiding these harmful chemicals can extend the flawless time of the countertop by at least 50%. Using cutting boards and mats as physical barriers can prevent scratches, for example, households using cutting boards have a 40% lower chance of damage and stains on their quartz surfaces than those operating directly on the countertop.

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Cleaning Tips

Using the right cleaning techniques can greatly extend the life of a quartz countertop and maintain its best appearance.

For daily cleaning, use mild detergent and warm water, which research shows can remove over 90% of surface stains and bacteria. In a survey of 300 households, those using soft cloths for daily cleaning had a 50% higher gloss retention rate on their quartz surfaces than those using rough materials.

For more stubborn stains, an effective home recipe is to use an equal mixture of alcohol and water. After tracking 50 households using this method, it was found that their countertops had almost no recurring stains within a year. Statistical data show that users using these professional products have a surface degradation rate of less than 5% after five years of continuous use. Market research shows that households avoiding these chemicals have about 35% higher overall satisfaction with their countertops than households using these chemicals regularly.

Finally, for routine maintenance, it is recommended to wipe the countertop with a slightly damp soft cloth after each use and use a professional quartz cleaning agent for deep cleaning at least once a week.

Maintaining Quartz

Quartz countertops are favored by many households and commercial places for their high hardness, durability, and easy maintenance.

Avoid heat damage; quartz countertops that come into direct contact with objects over 300 degrees have a 5% chance of cracking or discoloring. To prevent physical damage, using a cutting board instead of cutting food directly on the quartz countertop can reduce the risk of surface scratches. Survey data show that households that commonly use cutting boards have a damage-free rate for their quartz countertops that is more than 20% higher than those that cut directly on the countertop.

Regular checks can prevent potential damage from spreading early and maintain the structural integrity of the countertop. For example, in a study of commercial restaurants, the implementation of regular maintenance checks reduced annual repair costs by 15%. Avoid chemical damage; choose pH-neutral cleaners. Statistics show that households using neutral cleaners have a long-term maintenance rate for their quartz countertops that is about 30% higher than households using regular cleaners.

Handling stains and spills, an effective method is to use a small amount of non-abrasive stain remover, such as alcohol or a quartz-specific cleaner. Timely treated quartz countertops have a cleaning maintenance rating that is at least 40% higher than those delayed in treatment.

About Panmin

PANMIN is an innovative manufacturer of artificial quartz slabs. PANMINQUARTZ® is man-made quartz surfaces from PANMIN, which can be applied in residential and commercial interior decoration including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and office table. 

Currently, we have three factories, two in China and one in Cambodia to provide sufficient services to our customers.

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