Countertop Care

Laminate Care

Daily Cleaning

To maintain the laminate’s lasting beauty, cleaning with a solution of warm water and liquid dishwashing detergent is all that should be required in most cases.

Stains

Most stains may be removed with most non-abrasive household cleaners such as FANTASTIK, Glass Plus, or Windex. Light scrubbing with soft bristles may be necessary to remove stains on some textured surfaces.

If the stain persists, use a paste of baking soda and water and apply with a soft bristled brush. Do not scrub excessively as it will remove or damage the finish.

Solid Surfaces Care

Routine Care

Routine daily care and maintenance of solid surface is relatively easy. Soapy water or ammonia-based cleaners will remove most dirt and stains from the countertop. However, there are certain techniques that should be used to remove the more difficult stains. However, if you are unsure, do not hesitate to call us at Homestead Kitchens.

Heat and Other Damage

Even though, solid surface is quite resistant to heat, you should always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet to protect your countertop. Beware of the heat generating appliances that are also used in your home. (e.g. fryers, steamers, etc) These appliances should not placed directly on a solid surface countertop. It could cause damage to the surface.

Additional guidelines to keep in mind are: Do not cut directly on solid surface countertops Avoid exposing solid surface to strong chemicals, such as paint removers or oven cleaners, acetone based nail-polish. If contact does happen, flush immediately with water.