Quartz is in heavy demand, now more than ever. Not only because of its engineered beauty, but because quartz doesn’t have to worry about porosity. Any water that makes contact with this stone will evaporate. However, hard water staining can indeed make its mark on quartz surfaces. Here are a few ways you can handle these stains without letting them becoming permanent problems.
Hard water is water that has high mineral content. Hard water is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone, chalk or gypsum which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates, bicarbonates and sulfates. It can be found in thousands of water management districts in North America. This high mineral content causes limescale buildup. When you add soap and detergents, limescale can form very stubborn spots.
Limescale deposits can be found in many ancient structures, especially those Roman aqueducts that are still standing. Sealing begins when water evaporates causing precipitation of crystalline minerals that deposit on surfaces. This staining can eventually evolve into a thick crust that’s not the prettiest thing to look at.
The advantage to quartz is that its engineered which means it isn’t porous and won’t allow hard water to penetrate below its surface. For that, you won’t find any etching. A Quartz Cleaner will avoid any limescale deposits to form. High grade Quartz Cleaners are the preferred choice over common household cleaners found in your local supermarket.
Care for your quartz and don’t let hard water ruin the engineered beauty.