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Engineered stone care


Quartz countertops, also known as engineered stone, are made from stainĖresistant
polymers that are easy to clean with a damp cloth or paper towel. Even so, it's worth
noting that stains on these surfaces should be wiped up as quickly as possible so that they
don't dry on the surface.

For more persistent stains, your cleaning method needs to involve a non-abrasive
cleaning pad and glass cleaner.

For a contemporary, upscale look with very low maintenance required, quartz countertops are definitely worth considering.


Quartz is a manufactured product and can be very attractive. The manufacturing process allows a much wider range of colors than youíll find in natural stones such as marble or granite. The appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, even luxurious. The finish has a depth that canít be produced with solid surface materials like Corian.

Quartz has the same durability as concrete and granite, but is quite a bit more forgiving, so it wonít chip or crack as easily. It doesnít have the same hardness in the feel that some people find unpleasant.

Like other hard surface countertop materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete. It stands up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. You can always be confident that you are getting your quartz countertop absolutely clean, and thatís a great benefit in both the kitchen and the bathroom.