Care & Maintenence
For general care & maintenance, most spills or marks simply wipe away with a damp cloth or use an all purpose cleaner such as Windex spray cleaner or Ajax Spray n Wipe. Rubbing gently with a few sensible precautions, your Laminate surface will enjoy a long life span.
General Care - Information
- Avoid scourers and abrasive as they will damage the surface.
- Don't place hot objects, electrical appliances or pots straight from the oven or cooker onto your Laminate surface.
- Don't cut directly on the Laminate surface.
- Keep waxes and polishes well away as they dull the natural shine.
- Do not use strong acidic, alkaline cleaners or bleach for normal cleaning as these might etch the surface.
General Care - Streaks
Streaky marks sometimes show on dark colours after cleaning. Ann all-purpose Ajax or Spray n Wipe usually removes them.
General Care - Grease
Using a mild dishwashing detergent in water will remove greasy marks. Dab, wait and wipe away. Finish with an all-purpose cleaner such as Windex spray cleaner or Ajax Spray n Wipe.
General Care - Spills
Laminate surfaces resist staining from most household chemicals. With come accidental spills however. With some accidental spills however, prompt action is essential. Wipe off beetroot, grape and berry juice, first aid preparations, concentrated bleach, oven cleaners, dishwasher detergents, artificial dyes, hair colouring and solvent based pen ink immediately. Specialty glues such as Super Glue must also be removed straight away with acetone (nail polish remover).
General Care - Stains
If the stain won't budge with Extra Strength Windex, try methylated spirits or dab the stain with a diluted bleach mixture (1 part bleach to 8 parts water); leave for 3 minutes then wash off with water and dry. Finish off with Extra Strength Windex. Only as a last resort if a stain persists try 2 or 3 rubs with a crème cleanser or white toothpaste, wash and dry. Please note that bleach or these abrasive cleaners may irreversibly damage the laminate surface.
General Care - Scratches
Laminate surfaces will withstand normal wear and tear, but can be damaged by scratching or cutting with utensils, knives and unglazed pottery. Darker colours will show scratches more readily than lighter colours. In general, dark colours and high gloss surfaces require more care and maintenance than lighter colours or lower gloss colours. To minimise scratching always place and lift objects from the surface- never drag or slide them across the surface.
Specific Care - Laminex Laminates
(This applies to Squareform Benchtops, Fire Retardant Laminates, Chemical Resistant Laminates, Aquapanel Wet Area Panelling, Vizage Wall Lining, Fusion Laminates and Compact Laminate)
A damp cloth will remove spills and greasy spots. Rub with a clean dry cloth to bring back brightness. Occasionally clean with mild dishwashing detergent. To remove heavy build-up of dirt use cleaners such as Mr Muscle, Windex or Ajax Spray n Wipe spray cleaners.
Specific Care - Gloss Laminates
Wipe off spills or marks promptly with gentle running using a soft cloth and mild dishwashing detergent. Dry with a soft, dry cloth. For more persistent marks, use a glass window cleaner, Never use abrasive cleaners - even those in liquid form -as they will mark the high gloss surface.
Specific Care - Metallic Laminates
Wipe off spills or marks promptly with a soft cloth and mild dishwashing detergent. Dry with a soft, dry cloth. For more persistent marks, use a glass window cleaner. Never use abrasive cleaners -even those in liquid form - as they will mark the surface. Also never use solvents on metallic laminates or acids or alkalis.
Specific Care - Stainless Steel Laminates
Wipe off spills or marks promptly with a soft cloth and mild dishwashing detergent. Dry with a soft, dry cloth. For more persistent marks, use a glass window cleaner or methylated spirits. Never use abrasive cleaners - even those in liquid form -as they will mark the surface. Specialty stainless steel cleaner can also be used if necessary.
Specific Care - Laminex Metaline Splashbacks
When cleaning your Metaline surface use only mild detergent and a soft, abrasion free cloth to clean the Decorated Surface.
- DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, cleaning pads or scouring pads on the surface.
- DO NOT allow food residue to build upon the surface.
- DO NOT use cleaning solutions that are highly acidic or caustic.
- DO NOT clean regularly.
- DO NOT clean the surface if it is hot.
If you require any further information regarding care & maintenence, feel free to contact us.
You can find us at:
Custom Benchtops & Joinery
Unit 2 / 42 Achievement Way
Wangara WA, 6065
Phone: (08) 9303-4854