Cleaning a coffee stain on quartz countertop can be tricky, especially considering how easy it can be to damage the surface of the quartz by using the wrong cleaning agent – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
The easiest way to clean a coffee stain on quartz countertops is to simply use dish soap and water to tackle the stain. The secret to this method is to clean the stain as soon as possible, as it will be easier to remove the earlier you can treat it.
There are other methods that you can try which we will explore in this article, and we will also share some tips for keeping your quartz countertop safe from more permanent damage from coffee spills. Let’s jump into it.
4 Easy Ways To Clean Coffee Stains On Quartz Countertops
Below are 4 methods for dealing with coffee stains on quartz countertops.
We decided to include 4 to give a variety of options depending on the cleaning products you have access to, so feel free to try whichever method that is convenient for you. You should always spot test each solution before trying it properly to ensure that it doesn’t damage your countertop.
1. Dish Soap And Water
Most quartz companies recommend using dish soap and water to clean their countertops, and it’s a great option for dealing with coffee stains as well, just make sure you use a pH neutral soap and you should have no problems.
Simply apply a few drops of dish soap to a cloth that has been rung in warm water and apply it to the coffee stain. If there is any liquid present, blot this first with a separate dishcloth or rag before starting.
Keep rinsing the cloth in a solution of warm water and dish soap and scrubbing the stain until it has been removed.
2. Quartz Cleaning Solution
There are plenty of specialist quartz countertop cleaning solutions out there, and there is no doubt that you can find out the recommended product for your specific countertop if you reach out to the manufacturer or installer.
This is a more expensive option, but if you prefer using a professional product then this is a good option for removing the toughest of coffee stains with ease.
3. Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol actually makes a very effective cleaning solution for quartz countertops, all you need to do is mix three parts dish soap with one part rubbing alcohol in warm water.
Once you have combined these ingredients the solution can be applied with a dishcloth to the coffee stain, just make sure you blot beforehand with a clean cloth to get rid of any excess coffee.
4. Baking Soda
Mix equal parts baking soda and water to create a paste, and blot excess coffee from the stain with a clean dish cloth.
After the liquid has been blotted, generously apply the paste to the stain and seal it with cling film. Leave the area for a few hours and then remove the cling film and wipe away the paste using another dish cloth.
Rinse the area with warm water and soap until all of the stain is removed.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions we get asked surrounding coffee stains on quartz countertops.
Does The Heat From The Coffee Damage The Quartz?
Luckily quartz countertops are very heat resistant, and the temperature of hot coffee is not high enough to cause any damage to the surface at all.
This is due to the process used to create the countertops and is one of the major benefits of quartz countertops, allowing them to withstand temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Can You Protect Against Coffee Spills on Quartz?
Coffee spills are almost inevitable if you prepare your coffee on your countertops, which most people do, but there are a few things you can do to protect your quartz.
Firstly, consider preparing your coffee on a small rubber mat or tray to give some protection against spills when they happen. More importantly, however, make sure your countertop is correctly sealed.
Quartz countertops are sealed to protect against all types of spills, but the seal can become damaged over time from all sorts of things, such as using the wrong cleaning agent or simply from general wear and tear.
To check your countertop is sealed simply leave a few drops of water on the surface. If they aren’t soaked in within 30 minutes then the seal is in good condition, whereas if it is absorbed quickly you need to get it re-sealed.
Another great tip is to use coasters if you drink coffee on your countertops as well.
What If Small Particles Of Coffee Are Left Behind?
If you’ve successfully removed the stain you may notice small particles of coffee grounds left behind, especially if you use coffee beans or ground coffee rather than instant versions.
These can be easily removed either with a vacuum or simply by wiping with a damp dishcloth, and they won’t leave behind any permanent marks or scratches.
We hope you have a better understanding of how to deal with coffee stains on quartz countertops after reading this article.
Don’t forget to clean the stain as soon as possible – this will make the process much easier!