Do Quartz Countertops Burn?
Do Quartz Countertops Burn?
The short answer is that quartz countertops are resistant to heat, but they can still be damaged by high temperatures. Quartz is made of natural stone and resin, which makes it extremely heat resistant. However, prolonged exposure to high temperatures can cause quartz to discolor, crack, or even burn.
- Learn whether quartz countertops are susceptible to burns and the common causes of damage from high temperatures.
- Discover practical tips for preventing burns to your quartz countertop, such as using trivets and hot pads and avoiding harsh chemicals.
- Explore various methods for repairing burns to your quartz countertop, including using a quartz repair kit, sanding the surface, or hiring a professional.
Things That Can Burn Quartz Countertops
There are several things that can cause quartz countertops to burn. These include:
- Hot pots and pans – Placing hot pots and pans directly on quartz countertops can cause discoloration, cracking, or burning.
- Hot appliances – Placing hot appliances, such as a toaster or a coffee maker, directly on a quartz countertop can cause damage.
- Chemicals – Certain chemicals, such as bleach or drain cleaners, can cause discoloration or damage to quartz countertops.
Ways to Prevent Burns
Preventing burns to quartz countertops is relatively easy. Here are some ways to keep your quartz countertop looking like new:
- Use trivets and hot pads – Always use trivets and hot pads when placing hot pots and pans on a quartz countertop.
- Use cutting boards – Always use a cutting board when chopping or slicing food on a quartz countertop.
- Use coasters – Always use coasters when placing drinks on a quartz countertop.
- Avoid harsh chemicals – Do not use harsh chemicals on a quartz countertop. Instead, use a mild soap and warm water to clean the surface.
Methods for Repairing Burns
If your quartz countertop does get burned, call a professional. Burns are difficult to remove. Hiring a professional will ensure further damage is not done. There are several methods a professional will try to repair burns to quartz countertops. Here are some options:
- Sand and polish the surface – To remove the rough discoloration, sanding and polishing the surface is possible, but it’s important to take care in blending the material with the surrounding area to avoid creating a dull spot.
- Bar Keeper’s Friend – Messaging Bar Keeper’s Friend over a light burn my help to eliminate the yellowing cause by the hot item. This will probably not completely remove the burn but may help to reduce the appearance.
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