How to Care for Quartz Countertops

How to care for quartz countertops Orlando

How to Care for Quartz Countertops and Other Quartz Countertop Maintenance

Updated 11/3/2019

Quartz is a countertop surface stone that is non-porous, has high resistance to heat, stain, and scratches, and it is quite versatile. It is the most durable of all the stones for countertops, and it requires less maintenance than the other stones such as marble, onyx, and others due to its non-porous surface. The material’s durability and low maintenance is preferred over other stones by business and homeowners.

Quartz countertops are very easy to maintain. It is only required to utilize a damp cloth with soap and warm water regularly to keep it from staining from everyday use. We highly recommended that you clean any spills or food stains immediately. Do not use any abrasive wipe or cleaner; otherwise, it will scratch the surface and remove the gloss and shine. Although quartz countertops are resistant to heat, the use of trivets, heating pads, and such others is recommended to avoid a sudden direct change of temperature.

When cutting food, the use of a cutting board is a must to prevent scratches against the quartz’s surface. Do not use ammonia or bleach or any strong solvents it may dull the natural shine of the quartz. Using the flat side of a razor blade will help remove tough dried foods from the quartz surface as well as a “000” mild steel wool, it is a trade secret that works effectively. Sealants are not necessary when choosing quartz countertops.

Following these simple steps will keep your countertops looking like new for a long time to come enhancing the elegance of your business or home!

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Featured Project: HanStone Quartz – An Orlando Kitchen

HanStone Quartz Counterop Kitchen with waterfall quartz kitchen island
Photo Credit: Bees ‘N Burlap

HanStone Quartz Featured Project

At ADP Surfaces, we build countertops for projects of all kinds; from new high-end custom built homes to DIY renovations.  This week we’re featuring a project submitted from Holli Rodrigues, an Orlando homeowner, an avid home decorator. Earlier this month Holli completed an extensive kitchen makeover that included new flooring, new countertops, tile accent wall, and new décor.

The material that she selected from us was light colored “Montauk” HanStone Quartz to replace her existing black granite countertops. Holli originally visited our warehouse with another color in mind, but after being able to see both in full slab form, she fell in love with the “Montauk” color.  The quartz material is a white stone with a light grey marble pattern that really served to brighten up her kitchen while providing a low maintenance worktop surface. The material was used to replace her granite countertops as well as create a beautiful quartz waterfall kitchen island.

HanStone Quartz Featured Project Gallery

Interview with the Homeowner

After seeing the results from Holli’s outstanding renovation, we reached out to her for a few interview questions about the project, decorating and Orlando life.

You describe your kitchen renovation as “Industrial to Vintage, Mid Century Modern to Scandinavian”, where do you pull your wide range of inspiration from?

I have always had a love of decor and I’m inspired by the pieces of the past and the clean lines of modern design. I don’t feel that a person has to have one style; I think incorporating pieces you love creates YOUR style. I like spaces to have character and texture and you can only achieve that by incorporating various pieces in age, style, and color!

Why did you choose to change from Granite Countertops to Quartz countertops?

While I love the low maintenance that came with my black granite countertops, I was ready for a change. With the renovation we had to do, it made sense to make a real change…color, material, and style. I fell in love with the look and easy care of the Quartz.

What is your favorite thing about the Montauk Hanstone Quartz you selected? 

I particularly fell in love with the Montauk because of its resemblance to marble. Who doesn’t love marble? I just don’t care for the high maintenance involved, especially with a family and busy kitchen! I’m so impressed with the quality, color and low maintenance of my new Hanstone Quartz countertops.

What is a bit of advice for anyone looking to get started or do more with their home decoration? 

I always tell my clients to look for inspiration…in magazines, on TV, Pinterest…wherever. Make notes of what you like and what is catching your eye. Try to keep the foundation timeless and neutral. It’s easier to change the accessories than it is the floor or countertops. Be true to yourself too, don’t copy what others do because it’s your home and it should reflect your style.

What is your favorite thing about living in Orlando / Central Florida?

I always say living in Orlando is great because it’s where most people come to vacation…we get to live here. We have the beaches, historical sights, blue skies, and sunshine…if we could add a few cooler days it would be perfect!

About Holli Rodrigues & Bees N Burlap

If you would like to see more pictures of Holli’s renovation or learn more about her business Bees ‘N Burlap, you can visit her website at  or follow her on one of her social media outlets below:

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About HanStone Quartz & Hanex Solid Surfaces

Featuring state-of-the-art North American manufacturing facilities, HanStone and Hanex provide premium countertop materials that can handle the challenges of everyday life and “make each day just a little brighter”.

Learn more about HanStone Quartz Countertop Materials

Looking to complete your beautiful new kitchen renovation? Visit us to view our large selection of in-stock materials and see for yourself! All at “factory-direct pricing!” Want your project featured on our site? Visit our contact us page and request to be featured on our blog! Contact Us Today!

Popular Quartz Countertop Brands

ADP carries some of the best quartz countertop brands in the Orlando Florida area. We have compiled a list of our most requested quartz countertop brands, although other brands may be available upon request. Please contact us for questions about brand availability and recommendations.

Caesarstone Quartz Countertop Material in Orlando Florida
Caesarstone® Quartz Countertops: Photo Credit: Caesarstone®

Ceasarstone® Quartz Countertops

Caesarstone® is a manufacturer of engineered quartz countertop material. Caesarstone® is available in ultra-modern, modern, classic and commercial applications for kitchen worktops, kitchen countertops, and bathroom countertops/vanity countertops. Caesarstone Quartz Countertop Website



Zodiaq Quartz Countertops in Orlando Florida
Zodiaq® Quartz Countertops
Credit DuPont™

Zodiaq® Quartz Countertops

Zodiaq® is a quartz countertop material manufactured by DuPont™. These engineered quartz countertops make a great addition to the appearance of a room and are great for bathroom and kitchen countertops. Zodiaq Quartz Countertop Website



Viatera Quartz Countertops in Orlando, Florida
Viatera® Quartz Countertops Photo Credit: LG™

Viatera® Quartz Countertops

Viatera® is a quartz countertop material manufactured by LG™. These countertops come in a wide variety of colors and styles and are great for any room.  Viatera Quartz Countertop Website



Cambria Quartz Countertop Materials in Orlando Florida
Cambria® Quartz Countertops
Credit: Cambria®

Cambria® Quartz Countertops

Cambria® is the manufacturer of a natural quartz countertop material. Cambria® focuses on the elegance of stone and is most fit for classic style bathroom or kitchen countertops. Cambria is one of our most popular quartz materials in Orlando. Cambria Quartz Countertop Website



Silestone Quartz Countertops in Orlando Florida
Silestone® Quartz Countertops Photo Credit: Silestone®

Silestone® Quartz Countertops

Silestone® is the manufacturer of an engineered quartz countertop material. Silestone® is engineered to prevent the growth of bacteria on its surface making it great for both bathroom and kitchen countertop applications. Silestone Quartz Countertops Website





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For more information on the advantages of this material, please visit our quartz countertops page.


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Concrete countertops have become really trendy in the past few years, and it is easy to see why. It is a versatile material that can be used to create a multitude of shapes, and can be colored in many different ways. There are many problems with concrete countertops such as that they require a skilled concrete craftsman to make, they do not tend to be as smooth as other materials which makes for a messy cleanup and they could potentially go out of style. Concrete countertops also are prone to stains if there are any flaws in the sealant, acids from citrus and cleaners can destroy the seal on the material, and  they must be waxed serveral times a year in order to protect the finish.


Caesarstone Quartz Material as an Alternative to Concrete Countertops

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Concrete Color Countertop Made by Caesarstone

One of our quartz material suppliers “Caesarstone” offers an amazing quartz alternative to concrete countertops which is an engineered quartz that simulates the color and texture you get with a concrete countertop. Since quartz countertop materials are non-porous they will not stain, and there is no need to reseal or apply wax every few months. The material is non-porus, it is the ideal material for rolling dough on the kitchen countertop. There are several colors and textures of the quartz that resembles concrete countertops from dark gray to very light gray.


Looking for more information about Quartz Countertops? Visit the Quartz section of our website.

For more information about our quartz suppliers, check out our list of popular quartz countertop brands.


Commercial Quartz Countertop

 Looking for a Commercial Quartz Countertop?

This is a quartz bar countertop is a commercial job we did for the Ravonous Pig Bar of Orlando, Florida. The material we used for this job was made by Ceasarstone, and then fabricated and installed us. The color is called lagos blue, and featured a mitered edge. For more information about commercial quartz countertops, please contact us today!

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Ravonous Pig Bar of Orlando, Florida | Material: Quartz, Edge Profile: Mitered

Please visit the following link for more information on quartz countertops.

For more quartz countertop pictures, please visit our quartz countertop listing.