About quartz

Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the earthʼs continental crust. Quartz is an essential constituent of granite and other igneous rocks (those that are formed through the cooling and solidification of magma). It is naturally resistant to weathering and extremely durable.

There are many different varieties of quartz, including several semi-precious gemstones. Pure quartz, or rock crystal, is colorless and transparent. Impurities, however, cause natural color variations including citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, and smoky quartz. In countertops, colors are generally added as part of the fabrication process and can emulate granite, marble, or other stones.

Cleaning quartz

Unlike most natural stone surfaces, quartz countertops are non-porous and therefore resistant to stains. Nor will they etch the way marble or limestone surfaces might. However, the resins used to bind quartz countertops together are proprietary blends, which makes it difficult to know with what chemicals they could react. For this reason, always use a pH balanced cleaner like Supreme Surface Granite Cleaner & Conditioner when cleaning quartz.

Since quartz is commonly used in the kitchen, it is a good idea to clean quartz with a natural cleaner that is safe for food preparation areas. Supreme Surface products are 100% natural, biodegradable, and safe for use around food, children, and pets.

You could also use a mild dish soap, but these will build up over time, leaving a residue that dulls and blurs the surface of your countertop. Our 100% natural cleaner will not only clean your kitchen or bathroom countertops, but will also leave a streak free shine every time.