Cleaning natural quartzite may seem as easy as reaching into the cabinet where you keep your cleaning supplies and just grabbing your favorite bottle of spray and then using it to clean your surface. In fact, you may have already grown accustomed to using whatever cleaner you have on hand to wipe down you quartzite countertop surface. However, even if you do not see any immediate difference, it is a mistake to use a stone cleaner that is not formulated for use on natural quartzite (and other natural stone). To find out why, keep reading.
Cleaning Natural Quartzite Properly
When it comes to cleaning natural quartzite countertop surfaces, you can use a variety of cleaning products and you may even get immediate results. Our recommended cleaning routine involves cleaning your quartzite countertop surfaces using a stone cleaner that is formulated for cleaning natural quartzite stone surfaces. Cleaning quartzite countertops improperly or using just anything you have on hand is risky. However, properly cleaning natural quartzite using the proper stone cleaner within the right routine eliminates unnecessary risk and assures you of the best results.
Why the Cleaner You Use Matters
We aren't going to go into a dissertation on the need to or how to seal natural quartzite here. But, natural stone receives benefits from water and oil repellent. You can find out more about these benefits by checking out the page entitled
Sealing Natural Quartzite Surfaces. For now though, suffice it to say that sealing quartzite is a wise step.
You may be asking yourself, "What do cleaners have to do with sealers?" Good question. First, sealer makes it easier to clean up spills of certain liquids. And second, if the cleaner you use on the surface of a quartzite slab is not made for that material (that is, a sealed natural stone), it will attack the sealer. In other words, cleaners of the wrong type will destroy the sealer and actually do more harm than good.
Daily Cleaning of Quartzite Stone Surfaces
Our recommendation for cleaning natural quartzite is actually simple and once you get into the routine, it really is not difficult either. Simply use a cleaner like the ones featured below to clean your quartzite countertop. Ours are available in kits with other maintenance products or by themselves and the bottles are available in both 16 and 32 oz. sizes. If a spill occurs on your quartzite surface, clean it up as soon as possible. Leaving spills to sit when the liquid is acidic is not good for a sealed quartzite surface. So, develop a practice of quickly wiping up spills instead of waiting until later on.
How to Clean Quartzite With natural Stone Cleaner
Generously spray the stone cleaner on the surface of the quartzite countertop.
Using a clean, dry cloth or paper towel, wipe up the cleaner from the surface and see the streak-free surface.
Cleaning quartzite is just one of multiple legs of care and maintenance needed for natural quartzite. But executing it properly is a key to making the whole routine work.