LAMINATE WORKTOP CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Following a few easy steps will help keep your laminate worktop in the best possible condition and avoid damage.
Be sure to mop up any spillages immediately with a clean dry cloth. Ensure no excess water, damp cloths, sponges or any other wet items are left in areas where there are cuts, joints or holes, or on the top front edge of the worktop, as these areas are more susceptible to water ingress and consequential damage.
General cleaning of the surface requires only a damp cloth and a mild detergent or non-abrasive cleaner diluted with warm water.
The use of abrasive cleaners and pads, corrosive or aggressive cleaning agents should be avoided as they will have a detrimental effect on the worktop surface.
Abrasive scouring powders, creams and polishes should be avoided.
Potentially-persistent stains should be removed immediately. Buff the worktop after cleaning with a soft cloth.
Light Stains or Dirt
Clean with dry or damp paper towels, a cloth or a sponge.
Normal Stains or Dirt
E.G. fat, oil and dirt particles, finger-marks, lime deposits, rust, juice, coffee, tea, wax, blood, universal marker, etc.
Clean with a cloth or soft nylon brush and washing-up liquid, soft soap, liquid soap or washing powder. If necessary, leave for a while and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
Heavy Stains or Dirt
E.G. discoloration through long exposure to tea, coffee, fruit juice, etc.
Clean with washing powder and household bleach (but do not repeat too often).
E.G. lead pencil, felt-tip pens, marker and ball-point pens, lipstick, crayons, wax, shoe polish, nicotine, nail varnish.
Clean with an organic solvent such as acetone (nail varnish remover), methylated spirits, petroleum spirit or perchloroethylene. Please read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully!
E.G. paint (water or solvent-based paints, two-component paints, spray paints), varnish stains, printing ink.
Clean with water or organic solvent. Remove two-component paints immediately.
E.G. adhesives (water-based, dispersion)
Clean with water or an organic solvent.
Do not cut directly onto the worktop as this can result in scratches. Place a chopping board, butcher’s block or worktop saver on top of the surface for this purpose.
Please be aware that dark and gloss worktops will show scratches, cuts and heat damage more prominently than a standard matt worktop. Additional care should be taken accordingly.
The use of PVC aprons may possibly affect the durability of the HPL on the post-formed edge of worktops. This could lead to premature wear in high traffic work areas such as in front of the sink and hob.
Heat & Damp
Do not place hot pans or dishes directly onto the worktop. We recommend using a pan stand, or trivet, for this purpose, as the intense heat can cause damage to the worktop
Kettles, coffee machines, fryers and any other heat or damp source should not be positioned directly over worktop joints. Constant changes in temperature could cause the joint to move and eventually fail.
NOTE: Failure to follow these instructions will result in the void of any product warranty.