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How to Remove Small Chips/Scratches from Your Quartz Countertop E-mail
Image Quartz countertops provide nonporous surfaces that are twice as strong and durable as granite. Quartz is a natural crystalline mineral that is composed of silicon dioxide. Being naturally scratch resistant, a quartz countertop is perfect for every bathroom or kitchen.

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Some quartz countertops are made of quarried slabs of natural mineral but most of the quartz products are likely to be engineered by mixing 5% polymer resins with 95% ground quartz. This process provides a very resistant and hard countertop that is both low maintenance and available in a wide range of colors and designs to go with almost any type of kitchen or bathroom décor. Being such a resistant surface, the quartz countertop will require little repair.

Quartz countertops are extremely resistant to scratches and chips. For instance, if you need repair for damage from chipping, you will have to look at the warranty that comes with the quartz countertop in order to find out whether repair is covered by the manufacturer or not. However, if you are dealing with small scratches and chips, you can take care of them by yourself – just pay attention to the following tips in order to repair your quartz countertop:
  • You will need to start by cleaning your quartz countertop thoroughly – include the chipped area in your cleaning process. Use an ammonia-based cleanser in order to take proper care of this job – clean the whole surface and dry rag in order to remove all the possible traces of grime and dirt.
  • Next, you will have to use any type of fast acting glue – for instance, you can go for Superglue. Just squirt a small amount of this glue right into the chip and make sure you are filling it to its top. Next, you will have to allow the glue to sit there for at least 24 hours until it is completely set.
  • Using a razor blade is what comes next – you will have to hold the razor blade at a 45 angle right at the edge in order to scrap across all the dried glue. Scrap back and fort in order to make the surface perfectly flat.
  • Next, you will have to use the blade in order to remove any traces of glue that has been spilled. Use some fine paper in order to smooth the quartz surface. Next, you will have to wipe the quartz countertop by using a damp cloth in order to remove all the shavings. If the chips in your quartz countertop are larger, you should consult a professional. 
 
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