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Solid Acrylic
 
Routine care
Frequent cleaning of your Acrilic or Corian(r) Worktop with dishwashing liquid will increase the gloss level of your top over time.
Dirt and residue can easily be removed by using water, soap, and Chemico paste. In the unlikely event of a permanent blemish in your acrylic work surface, contact us we will advise how to resolvethe problem without causing further damage. Altering
your finish with harsh products may create an inconsistent appearance in the surface. Use a Soft Scrub cleanser with Jif, Chemico or similar, and rub in a circular motion. When using the Chemico paste, use it with a damp cloththen clean off with a dry towel. Preventing damage There are quick and easy solutions to repair accidental and minor damages. However, it is most crucial to followthese precautionary measures to prevent severe and permanent damages. Always use a cutting board. Cutting directly on top of the solid surface can scratch the surface. Avoid exposing solid surfaces to strong chemicals, such as acetone-based cleaners and solutions. If surfaces are exposed to these chemicals, quickly rinse the surface
with water. Keep direct and indirect heat away from worktops, avoid placing heat-generating appliances directly on top of the surface as this  will eventually damage it. Use a trivet or hot pads when placing hot objects on worktops. Slow cookers should
be placed on boards, not the worktop. Also allow cookware to cool before placing them in the sinks. Suppliers recommend that severe damages should be repaired by a Certified Fabricator or Solid Surface Repair Agents. For further assistance, please contact themanufacturer of your particular brand of worktop
.

Laminate

Routine care
For regular cleaning it is best to use clean soapy warm water and then wipe dry (avoid wiping the benchtop with dirty washing up water as this can leave a fine film of fat or cooking oil and can build up over time leaving your bench top sticky).

If you have dried up food stuck to your laminate benchtop apply a recommended cleaner and allow to soak for a few minutes, wipe clean with a damp sponge or cloth; if necessary use a scrubbing brush. For newsprint stains, wipe with meths and a paper towel. Meths can dissolve paint, so be careful not to let meths come into contact with paint. Rust stains, soaking with lemon juice or vinegar may shift it. Pencil marks, rub with a wet rag.

Suggested cleaning products for your laminate (note always read instructions prior to usingany products on your work surface)
• Ajax Spray & Wipe Multipurpose
• Mr Muscle All Purpose Cleaner
• Jif Powerspray.
Preventing damage
Never use any of the following products to clean your laminate benchtop, abrasive cleaners such as:
• Jif Cream Cleaner
• Ajax (powder or liquid)
• Chemico
• Brasso
• Mr Muscle Oven Cleaner
• Neat Janola or equivalent brands of bleaches
Also do not use wire wool scourer pads or sandpaper.

To avoid damage suppliers always recommend cutting on an appropriate cutting board and never directly on the benchtop surface. For further assistance, please
contact the manufacturer of your particular brand
of benchtop.


Stainless Steel

Routine care
Wash surface with a soft cloth, and diluted cream
cleanser. Rinse and dry after every use. Drying is very important to prevent mineral deposits in the water from building up on the surface. If there are water marks on the stainless steel surface use cream Jif and a damp, clean, soft cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the grain and over a larger area than the actual mark to avoid leaving shiny spots on the surface. To remove finger marks use meths and a paper towel. Meths can dissolve paint, so be careful not to let meths come into contact with paint.
Preventing damage
Don’t leave fruits or fruit juices on the surface, wipe them up immediately as they contain citric acids which over time can etch the surface. Liquid hand soap often contains sodium chloride which will corrode your stainless steel surface. Products to try avoid around stainless steel include bleaches containing hydrochloride as it will attack the stainless steel causing pitting and staining. Certain foods can cause corrosion when left for prolong periods such as fruits and juices, salt, vinegar, mustard and mayonnaise. Silver dip cleaners contain acids which attack stainless steel and leave a permanent stain. If any of these products do come into contact with your stainless steel surface, wash away immediately with water.
Don’t use a steel wool pad to clean your stainless steel surface as they can leave particles of steel embedded in the surface that will rust, and give the appearance of the stainless steel itself is rusting.
To avoid damage suppliers always recommend cutting on an appropriate cutting board and never directly on the benchtop surface. For further assistance, please
contact the manufacturer of your particular brand
of benchtop.


Granite

Routine care
Use clean, hot soapy water, rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth. Gentle use of a plastic Scotch-Brite pad or similar can be used for any food residues that cannot be removed easily.
Regular use of granite care spray will lift any dull
appearances. Professional resealing is recommended every two years thereafter for best long term protection.
Preventing damage
Avoid hitting with anything blunt or heavy as this
can cause chips or cracks. Avoid sitting, standing or
placing heavy items on unsupported areas. Granite is heat resistant and moderate temperatures will not affect the stone. However, extreme temperatures may damage the granite therefore we recommend use of a heat pad or a trivet with rubber feet. Avoid prolong exposure to the following substances:
• Rusted tins
• Vinegar
• Red wine
• Beetroot
• Sauces
• Acids
• Margarine and oils
(including splatters from the stove)
To avoid damage suppliers always recommend cutting on an appropriate cutting board and never directly on the benchtop surface.
For further assistance, please contact the manufacturer of your particular brand of benchtop.

Quartz

Routine care
For everyday, routine cleaning suppliers recommend wiping the surface with warm soapy water (a mild detergent) and a damp cloth or alternatively use a quality spray and wipe type cleaner.
To remove adhered materials like food, gum and nail polish, first scrape away the excess with a sharp blade. If there are any grey metal marks on the surface, a mild detergent will remove it. Household bleach can generally be used as an effective cleaner to remove stubborn marks, but care should be taken as some products are considerably stronger than others.
Preventing damage
Do not use products that contain trichlorethane or methylene chloride, such as paint removers or stripper. Avoid any highly aggressive cleaning agents like oven

cleaner that have high alkaline / pH levels. Should
the surface be accidentally exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse immediately with water to neutralize the effect.
Quartz will tolerate brief exposures to moderately hot temperatures, however prolonged direct contact with, or radiated heat from very hot pots can cause thermal shock, discolouration or damage. Therefore we recommend the use of a heat pad or trivet to place hot items on. To avoid damage suppliers always recommend cutting on an appropriate cutting board and never directly on the benchtop surface.
For further assistance, please contact the manufacturer of your particular brand of benchtop.

 








 
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