No, keeping with its care-free promise, Cambria requires no sealing, polishing or reconditioning… ever. Simply wipe with warm water and use mild soap if desired. Due to its nonabsorbent nature, and unlike granite, it does NOT require regular sealing and is stain resistant.
Cambria countertops never need routine polishing or sealing, which means countertop maintenance can be crossed off your to-do list for good. Other natural stone countertops require regular long-term maintenance – learn more about countertop pros and cons.
Cambria is maintenance free and requires no sealing or polishing. In addition, never apply any sealers, penetrants, or topical treatments to Cambria.
Maintaining Cambria is easy. Simply wash with a soft cotton cloth and warm water, and mild soap if desired. Do not expose, in use or otherwise, Cambria Product to abrasive, strong alkaline, acid, free radicals, oxidizers, or other cleaners of the like (whether high, neutral, or low pH).
Quartz doesn't require a sealant. Using one is a waste of time and money and could even damage your countertop. Quartz isn't the same as other popular countertop materials and sealants have their drawbacks. A quartz countertop is durable and beautiful without a sealant.
Yes, you can use Clorox disinfecting wipes on Quartz countertops. The Clorox wipes are bleach-free, so they are safe for occasional use. However, since Clorox disinfecting wipes contain citric acid, you won't want to use them as your everyday cleaner.
511 Quartz Counter Top Sealer is an impregnating sealer designed for the protection of all quartz and medium to dense porous surfaces. 511 Quartz Counter Top Sealer forms an invisible barrier that is resistant to moisture and stains while allowing vapor to escape.
Most household cleaners you would usually use to do a quick clean with such as Windex, vinegar and Lysol wipes (some of which contain bleach) are not a good idea for quartz countertops. Why? Windex has a high pH level, making it potentially damaging to a manmade material such as quartz.
Cambria Quartz is also scratch-resistant and stain-resistant.
As mentioned, Cambria Quartz is extremely hard. This makes for very durable countertops. The surface is very resistant to chips and scratches. Cambria countertops have a 25-year, or lifetime, warranty.
Quartz countertops are heat resistant but not heat-proof, so the counter can withstand limited exposure to hot items. A steaming mug of coffee, a warm plate of food or a coffee maker on quartz countertop surfaces isn't going to cause a problem.
If you're going by sheer material strength, though, Cambria quartz is stronger, as it is comprised of up to 93 percent quartz. Granite countertops average between 40-60 percent quartz, with other softer minerals added. Upkeep: Here's where quartz takes a definite lead.
Is Cambria a natural stone? Cambria is made from pure natural quartz, pigments, and binders. Quartz is the extremely hard mineral that gives Cambria its strength. Our unique process results in a quartz product of uncommon elegance, style, and superior strength.
If necessary a non-bleach, non-abrasive cleaner can be used, such as a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water used for hard water and calcium build up, especially around faucets.
Preventing Quartz Stains and Discoloration As with natural stone, the best way to prevent quartz countertops from staining is to prevent direct contact with liquids as much as possible. Quartz countertops should not be used as cutting boards, and spills should be promptly cleaned up.
Yes, you can use a Magic Eraser to clean quartz. They won't scratch the surface and can even remove some imperfections you thought you had to live with. Scotch-Brite also makes some non-scratch scouring pads that work well on engineered stone.
Although Cambria can run a bit more expensive than lower grade Granite, the more desirable premium Granite is consistently more expensive than Cambria, often making Cambria the more affordable choice.
Brittanicca quartz features huge swooping gray veins that mimic natural marble without maintenance. By far, the #1 Most Popular Cambria Quartz color, Brittanicca Quartz, was released back in 2015 and has paved the way for different colorways of this design to flourish.
The best part is that it's incredibly simple! On a daily basis, we simply wipe down the counters using a rag with warm water and a mild soap, like Dawn dish soap. Then we are sure to rinse the surface thoroughly– don't skip the rinsing step or your counter surface may look streaky– and dry it completely.
Clean your countertops every day
We recommend keeping an old spray bottle filled with water handy. Once a day, spray the countertops with water and then add a couple of drops of your favorite non-oil-based hand soap (oil-based soaps can dull quartz' shine) or dish detergent.
Quartz countertops can look cloudy for a variety of reasons like sun exposure, using the wrong cleaners, water stains, and extreme heat are common reasons. Sometimes, cloudy marks can even be a defect in manufacturing.
The staining occurs when the liquid reacts to the resin, which is one of the main components in quartz countertops. Resins are what help make quartz countertops non-porous but they are also what can be damaged by cleaners, heat and chemicals.
Quartz countertops are made with up to 90% quartz. The rest of the material is pigments and resin. Since the resin can only withstand approximately 150 degrees, placing very hot materials such as a pan directly out of the oven will burn the countertop and cause permanent damage.
Bar Keepers Friend Granite & Stone Cleaner & Polish is specially formulated to remove stains, grease, and grime from natural stone and manufactured stone. Gentle enough to use daily on granite, quartz, silestone, and soapstone.