Why Choose Black Quartz Countertops?
While countertops can be found in a range of different materials and colors, black quartz countertops offer a low-maintenance, durable solid slab for your kitchen or other surfaces. They don’t require sealing, oiling, buffing out scratches, or any of the other maintenance that other countertops typically require. Black quartz countertops offer a versatile look that fits well in a variety of designs.
Black is making a comeback in kitchens, both as a part of a black and white color scheme and an all-black one. Black quartz can serve as a strong focal point, and the contrast of a black quartz countertop and bright white or lighter cabinetry is a sought-after interior design trend in modern homes.
How to Clean Black Quartz Countertops
Because the surface of your black countertops is so dark, you may notice marks like water etching more easily. To guard against such marks occurring, use only very mild dishwashing soaps on your dishware. Be sure to rinse all dishes thoroughly before placing them on your counters. You should also store wet dishes on a protective rubber mat rather than directly on the surface.
Otherwise, you can keep your quartz countertops clean by regularly wiping them down with only a damp cloth and a little mild soap. Wet wipes and sprays are fine as long as they aren’t oil-based or contain ammonia, bleach, harsh chemicals or abrasives. To prevent the permanent etching of your countertop surface, avoid spilling nail polish remover, paint removers, silver polish, methylene chloride or tricholorethane.
Quartz is stain resistant, but you should still avoid letting spills and other messes sit on your countertops for too long. Don’t leave crock pots, electric cookers, flat irons, curling irons, or hot pans directly on the surface. Always use hot pads or trivets underneath. Chop food on cutting boards rather than the countertop itself. Do not use permanent markers or inks, as these may cause stains.
Black quartz countertops don’t require any additional care or maintenance than other quartz countertop colors or patterns. Like all quartz, they don’t require yearly maintenance, resealing or waxing. This saves you money in the long run despite the higher upfront cost of quartz when compared to other materials. With these simple care and cleaning tips, your counters will stay beautiful and durable for many years.