If you are looking for a great-looking kitchen countertop, you really can’t go wrong with quartz. Whether in its relatively rare pure white form or mixed with other compounds, quartz has a distinctive look that looks great in a wide variety of settings.

If you just love how quartz looks and would like quartz to grace your kitchen countertops, you can invest in Silestone® kitchen countertops. Silestone® kitchen countertops give you the benefit of a quartz surface with a little more hardiness than the typical quartzite countertop. With that said, you have to exercise the proper amount of care with your Silestone® countertop so you can get the most value out of it. Here are some tips on how to properly take care of Silestone® kitchen countertops.

Difficult Spills

Soak the surface are for about ten minutes before gently scraping away on the dried spill. If the liquid hasn’t dried yet, you should still soak the area before wiping away. Under no circumstances should you use a cleanser with abrasive components.

Heat Protection

Quartz is extremely hardy. However, with prolonged exposure to high levels of heat, your surface can get damaged. It is a good idea to always use a trivet to place hot cookware on. This protects your Silestone® countertop from extreme heat.

Avoid Industrial Cleaners Or Acids

Muriatic acid, drano, liquid plummer, and other drain cleaning liquids with harsh chemical components should not be placed on your Silestone® countertop. They can damage the finish of your countertop.

Make Sure Your Kitchen Countertop Are Adequately Shaded

Constant exposure of Silestone® surfaces to natural sunlight can cause slight discoloration. If your kitchen countertop is located near a window, make sure you install drapes or window dressing that regulates sunlight.

Make no mistake about it, with proper care, your Silestone® kitchen counter surface will not only withstand the test of time but also provide a great look for your kitchen interior for many, many years to come.