Cut Food Directly On Quartz Countertops

Cut Food Directly On Quartz Countertops

The kitchen is that part of the home where we spend most of our time; whether with family or by ourselves. The kitchen island, if you have one, usually serves as the focal point for discussions, cooking, sharing a bottle of wine with friends or just getting a snack.
When selecting countertops for their new home or remodel, our clients often ask how to treat and care for their new countertops. One big question is whether quartz countertops can be used directly for food preparation and cutting.

Can I cut food directly on Quartz countertops in Omaha?

The answer is — it depends, and it’s still better to use a cutting board. 
Hard stone countertops like granite and quartz can withstand knife work in the kitchen without scratching, but you can only do this up to a certain extent. Quartz is scratch resistant, not scratch proof and if you use enough force, it can get damaged.

Directly Cut on Stone

Also, just because a quartz top can resist scratches and cuts, it is not immune to damage from the fluids, enzymes and acids from food items. These juices, if not cleaned or treated properly, can stain your countertop surface. This is especially true if you cut acidic foods on your quartz countertop as they can wear out the seal on your countertop, allowing the juices to stain the surface quickly and leaving a noticeable dull spot.

Food should also not be cut directly on a stone top also due to the potential health risks that may arise. Foods are generally breeding grounds for bacteria that we can easily ward off thanks to our immune system. However, these bacteria seep into the micro-scratches and cracks and can end up being harmful to us as they get mixed up with other food item.

Fruit Cut

A quick fruit cut here and there is not something to worry about, but use a cutting boards when you’re preparing your meals. A beautiful and well-maintained countertop will always keep the most active and vibrant parts of your home alive.

GOQ Countertops Omaha

Granite-O-Quartz (GOQ), is one of the premier countertops fabricator and professional installer of stone countertops for kitchens and toilet vanities in Omaha, Papillon, La Vista, GOQ Countertops takes pride in educating our customers in the proper care for their countertops. Our specialists will walk you through every granite, marble and quartz specification and its common-use and maintenance procedures.

A beautiful and well-maintained Omaha countertop will always keep alive the most active and vibrant parts of your home. We takes pride in its customer service and high-quality countertop fabrications and installations.

For all your professional countertop needs Contact us today for a FREE Consultation.

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