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Quartz is a man-made product made up of 90% ground quartz and 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments, which creates a very hard and durable product. Manufactured quartz is non-porous and especially suitable for use in kitchens as its surfaces can easily be kept bacteria-free.
Quartz has a lower absorption rate than other products and is, therefore, quite stain resistant. However, since it is non-porous material if a stain does penetrate the surface it is extremely hard to remove, if it can be removed at all. Care has to be taken with the use of cleaners and other products in that they can interact with the resins in the surface and can create discolouration which is extremely difficult to correct. Quartz is available in a wide variety of colours and brand. Most quartz comes in a polished finish but some colours are available in a honed, matte, or suede finishes.
Quartz countertops are maintenance free and do not require sealing. For everyday cleaning simply use dish soap and warm water. Methyl hydrate products can be used for occasional deep cleaning. Prolonged use of commercial cleaners can cause build-up on the surface. If staining occurs methyl hydrate can be applied to help lift the stain. If that is not working you can try applying Bar Keepers Friend, allowing it to sit for 30 seconds to 3 minutes before wiping away with a clean cloth and repeating a few times if required. You should never use scouring pads or magic eraser on your quartz surface as this may strip the luster and cause permanent dulling.