In a bowl, mix four teaspoons of bleach with a quarter of water. Allow the solution to sit on its surface for 60 seconds and clean with a dry cloth. Rinse with clean water and dry.
Recently, I went to see my grandma and while chatting with her in the kitchen, I spilled orange juice on her beautiful cambria quartz countertop. Now, if there’s anything my grandma is proud of, it’s her family and her squeaky clean kitchen. Our eyes met, and I was worried I might have upset her. But she smiled, and I was confused.
When I asked her why she was so relaxed about it, she said it wasn’t my first time spilling liquids in her kitchen. And like always, she showed me how exactly to clean the countertops back to perfection. As I did, we had a laugh about my clumsiness.
In this piece, we’ll discuss some of the most efficient ways to clean cambria quartz countertops, including my grandma’s favorite method- using bleach.
Two Ways To Clean Your Cambria Quartz Countertop
Although cambria quartz countertops are heat and scratch-resistant, they still need steady care, so they don’t get disfigured. If you’re wondering about the best way to keep it flawless, here are two methods to follow for the best results:
Method 1: How To Clean Stubborn Spills on Cambria Quartz Countertop
It’s advisable to wipe the spills as soon as they occur. Although Cambria’s surface resists stains due to its low porosity, neglected spills could be tough nuts to crack when dried.
In cases where they do dry, here’s what you need to do;
- Get a non-abrasive cleaning pad of your choice.
- Mix some Formula 409 glass liquid and your preferred surface cleaner.
- Apply the mix to the tough stain and clean with a soft dry cloth. It’s best to use microfiber towels on Cambria’s surfaces.
- Rinse with clean water and wipe the surface with a dry cloth.
Method 2: Daily Cleaning of Cambria Quartz Countertops
Thankfully, for all their beauty, cambria quartz countertops are very easy to maintain on a day-to-day basis. Some wet cloth and a good/mild soap water mix would be excellent for day-to-day cleaning of the Cambria worktop. Here are the easy steps to follow:
Step 1: Make A Cleaning Solution
This could be a soapy mix or some next-level alcohol and water mix. Pour into a spray bottle for easy application.
Step 2: Apply the solution to the surface
After mixing the solution, apply it evenly on the surface and wipe it with a damp cloth. Do this until satisfied.
Step 3: Use soft towels/cloth to clean surfaces
Harsh or silk fabric makes it difficult to clean countertops effectively. Worse, you may start seeing marks and scratches on the cambria quartz after cleaning. Always use dry and clean cloths to clean off stains and liquids from your countertops. Overall, the cleaning process is simple but very effective.
Pro Tip: Don’t Polish Or Seal Cambria Countertops
Unlike granite, the materials used to make Cambria makes it allergic to sealing. You wouldn’t want your new countertop to react badly to your good intentions.
It’s simpler to use wet cloth and soap. With a touch of vinegar or non-abrasive cleaner when necessary
Type Of Cleaners That Work With Cambria Quartz Countertops
Harsh cleaners do more harm than good to the product. However, if you’re one to take the extra step still, here are some Cambria approved disinfectants:
- Alcohol with 70% isopropyl
- Lysol disinfectant spray
- Professional Lysol disinfectant spray
- A DIY homemade mix of 4 TSP of bleach and a quart of water. Allow the solution to sit on a surface for 1 minute and wipe with a dry cloth. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft dry cloth.
Things To Avoid Using On Your Cambria Quartz Countertop
Yes, cambria quartz is beautiful, so it might be tempting to go the extra mile in keeping it that way. While that’s great, here are some things you should avoid using or doing on your cambria quartz countertop:
- Soft Scrubs
- Abrasive cleaners
- Chemicals like acid, strong alkaline, oxidizers, e.t.c
- Silver or Tarnish cleaners
- Harsh or abrasive cleaning pads
- Paint removers
- Furniture strippers
- Topical treatments
- Sealers or penetrants
FAQs About How To Clean Cambria Quartz Countertops
How Much Does It Cost To Replace Cambria Quartz Countertops?
On average, most Cambria tops cost between $70 to $120.
Is Cambria Countertop Heat resistant?
To an extent, Cambria’s material can withstand exposure to neutral cooking temperatures. However, rapid change in heat, like direct-from-fire pans, could cause substantial damage. It is advisable to use less heat or avoid it totally on Quartz Countertops.
Does Cambria Quartz Have Warranty?
Yes. Professionally installed Cambria worktops have a lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects.