Repair Scratches

Repairing Scratches in Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops are prized for their beauty and durability. Though they are resistant to scratches, nicks, and other types of damage, quartz is not impervious to wear and tear. If your quartz countertop has suffered any type of scratching, here are a few ways to repair the damage and keep your countertop looking like new.

Repairing Light Surface Scratches

Light surface scratches can usually be repaired with a little elbow grease and the right type of quartz polish. Start by cleaning the scratched area with a soft cloth dampened with water and mild soap. Then, using a circular motion, apply a small amount of quartz polish to the area. Continue polishing until the scratch disappears. Wipe away any excess polish with a clean cloth.

Repairing Deep Scratches

If the scratch is deeper than just the surface, you’ll need to use abrasive pads to remove layers of quartz until the scratch is no longer visible. Start with a coarse-grit pad and work your way up to a finer grit until the scratch is gone. Remember to wet the area before sanding to avoid damaging the surrounding quartz. Once you’ve removed the scratch, go over the area with a polishing pad to restore the shine.

Preventing Future Damage

Once you’ve repaired any existing damage, you’ll want to take steps to prevent future scratches. One way to do this is by placing mats or trivets under hot pots and pans when cooking. You can also put felt pads on chair legs and other furniture pieces that come into contact with your countertop on a regular basis. By taking these precautions, you can help keep your quartz countertop looking like new for years to come.
Quartz countertops are an investment that can last a lifetime if properly cared for. Though they are resistant to damage, quartz is not impervious to scratches and other types of wear and tear. If your quartz countertop sustains any type of damage, following these tips can help you repair it quickly and easily. Preventing future damage is also key in keeping your quartz looking new for years down the road—so be sure to use mats and trivets when cooking and place felt pads on furniture legs that come into contact with your countertop regularly. With a little care and attention, your quartz countertop will stay beautiful for many years to come!