Cleaning and Maintenance
These guidelines will answer your questions on how to use and care for your Solidity product wherever you have chosen to install it.
Corian, HI-MACS and Krion, like all decorative materials, respond best when handled with care. On installation, your Solid Surface will have an overall satin sheen finish. It will initially show small scratches and marks but in time, like wood, it will acquire a smoother, more silken lustre and patina.
How to Clean Surface Tops
For common households spills, such as vinegar, coffee, tea, lemon juice, dyes, ketchup, red wine or vegetable spills, it is best to wipe up spills as they occur with a damp cloth.
Although liquids cannot penetrate and stain, some marks will need more attention. For these just use a damp cloth and a mild abrasive cleaner. We recommend Cif or Bar Keepers Friend.
How to Clean a Sink
Your sink can be cleaned following the guidelines above. Fat and oil residues of normal food preparation can be removed with a damp cloth and detergent or a hard surface cleaner.
For a periodic deep clean, put half a cup of bleach in a sink of warm water and leave overnight. The exposure time should be limited to 16 hours. In the morning rinse and clean with a damp cloth. Your sink should look good as new!
What to watch out for Heat Damage
- Always use a heat protection pad, trivet (with rubber feet) or protective sink mat for hot cookware or leave cookware to cool on the hob first. Never put hot pans, particularly cast iron, directly on the top or in the sink. Such heat can damage any surface!
- Pouring boiling liquids directly into sinks without turning on the cold tap may damage your Solid Surface.
Always use the correct sized pan on the burner and place it centrally. An overhanging pan scorches surrounding surfaces.
- Never cut or chop directly onto your Corian, Hi- Macs or Krion – you will score the work surface! Use a chopping board instead.
Dark, heavily pigmented colours will show scratches, dust and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured colours.
- Accidental spills of strong chemicals (e.g. paint stripper, brush cleaners, metal cleaners, oven cleaners, cleaners containing Methylene Chloride, acid drain cleaners, acetone-based nail varnish removers etc) should be flushed promptly with plenty of soapy water to avoid damaging worktops.
Solid Surface is inherently ‘renewable’ because it is solid and homogeneous all the way through. Most damage, including severe impact, heat or chemical damage can usually be repaired on site to restore the original smooth, hygienic Solid Surface integrity. If necessary please contact us to arrange an appointment to come and repair.