Can You Use Norwex on Quartz Countertops?

An Introduction to Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops, also known as engineered stone, have become incredibly popular in recent years as an alternative to natural stone and laminate. Some key features of quartz countertops:

  • Made from crushed quartz combined with resins and pigments
  • Very durable and scratch-resistant
  • Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns
  • Requires less maintenance than natural stone
  • Resists stains, burns, and etches better than natural stone
  • Non-porous so does not require sealing

However, quartz is still susceptible to damage from abrasive cleaners, strong acids, and excessive heat. Proper care is required to keep quartz looking pristine.

Why Norwex is Safe for Quartz

Norwex microfiber cloths and cleaning products are very safe for use on quartz countertops. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Gentle Materials: Norwex cloths are made from ultra-fine microfiber that will not scratch, abrade or dull the surface of quartz.
  • Water-based Formulas: Norwex cleaning products use water-based, non-toxic formulas without harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia that can etch or damage quartz.
  • pH-neutral: Norwex products are pH neutral when diluted with water. They will not degrade or discolor quartz over time.
  • No Residue: Norwex products do not leave soapy residue behind that can attract dirt and dull the countertop’s shine.

Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Quartz with Norwex

Follow this simple routine for keeping your quartz sparkling clean and looking like new using Norwex:

1. Dry Dusting

Dry dust quartz daily or as needed using a dry Norwex EnviroCloth to pick up surface-level dirt, crumbs and dust. No cleaning products needed.

2. Wet Cleaning

For a deeper clean, wet a Norwex EnviroCloth with water and wipe the entire surface. No need for anything but water over 95% of the time.

3. Remove Stubborn Spots

For stuck-on messes like dried food, grease, soap scum etc, spray a small amount of Norwex Descaler or All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner onto the EnviroCloth and gently wipe the soiled area until it lifts off. Avoid abrasive scrubbing.

4. Disinfecting

If disinfecting is needed, wipe the surface with a Norwex EnviroCloth and diluted Norwex Microfiber All-Purpose Cleaner (2 tsp per quart of water). This kills up to 99% of germs naturally without bleach or toxic chemicals.

5. Preventing Damage from Heat

Always use trivets, mats or hot pads under hot pans, skillets, crock pots and etc to prevent burns or cracking from excessive heat. Quartz can withstand moderate heat but prolonged direct high heat can cause damage.

6. Avoid Abrasive Cleaners and Pads

Never use abrasive powders, scouring pads, stiff brushes or anything that could scratch the surface. Soft microfiber cloths are best for quartz.

7. Rinse and Dry Completely

Always rinse quartz thoroughly after cleaning and dry with a clean EnviroCloth to prevent water spots.

Benefits of Using Norwex for Quartz Maintenance

  • Leaves no chemical residue or stains on the countertop
  • Will not dull, etch or scratch the surface over time
  • Removes dirt, grease and bacteria easily and safely
  • Restores shine and leaves quartz looking like new
  • Significantly reduces the need for harsh chemical cleaners
  • Saves money by reducing the need to re-polish or re-seal

FAQs About Using Norwex on Quartz

Can I use just water to clean my quartz?

Yes, for routine daily cleaning of quartz, a Norwex EnviroCloth and water is all you need 90% of the time. Norwex microfiber cloths lift and trap dirt effectively with just water.

How do you remove dried food and grease from quartz?

For stuck-on messes, spray a small amount of Norwex Descaler or All-Purpose Cleaner on your cloth and gently wipe the area until the grime lifts off. Avoid excessive force and let the products break down the bonds.

Does Norwex leave a film on quartz countertops?

No, Norwex products contain no soap, wax or glossing agents. When used as directed and rinsed thoroughly after cleaning, Norwex leaves zero residue behind on quartz or other surfaces.

Can I use Norwex on polished quartz?

Yes, the super-gentle Norwex microfiber cloths and pH-neutral cleaners are completely safe for use on polished, honed, brushed or any type of quartz countertop finish. They will not diminish the polish or finish.

How often should I disinfect my quartz countertops?

In kitchens, it’s ideal to disinfect quartz daily or at least several times per week. Norwex Microfiber All-Purpose Cleaner makes this easy and chemical-free. Just dilute 2 tsp in 1 quart of water for an effective disinfecting solution.

Maintain the Beauty of Your Quartz with Norwex

Norwex provides a safe, easy system to keep quartz countertops spotless and free of harmful chemical buildup. Used consistently after each meal and as part of a weekly deep clean, Norwex helps preserve the like-new beauty, shine and luster of quartz surfaces for years before re-polishing is required. Ditch the harsh chemicals and switch to Norwex! Your quartz countertops will thank you.