Care & Maintenance Solid Surface Countertops
Most cleaners recommended for solid surface countertops are acceptable. Harsh chemicals, such as acids and acetone, can damage your solid surface countertops. Avoid letting harsh chemicals come in contact with the surface. To remove hard water buildup, use a mixture of vinegar and water.
After cleaning your Solid Surface countertops, a quick coat of furniture polish will refresh and protect the surface.
Extreme heat and cold: these conditions cause rapid expansion and contraction and could possibly cause a crack or stress fracture (for example, when placing a hot pot or pan directly on the countertop surface). Avoid letting hot pots and pans come in contact with the surface.
Coasters are recommended to prevent glass rings and discoloration. Use a cutting board to protect the surface from cutting and dicing.
Your Solid Surface countertops are very hard to scratch or damage but if this should occur use the following methods to repair your countertop:
- For minor scratches, burns or stains, scrub the countertop surface with warm soapy water and a Scotch-Brite pad. Afterwards, hand buff with a Solid Surface countertop polish.
- For deep scratches, burns or abrasions, depending on the severity of the damage, use the following steps in order:
- Hand sand using a circular motion, starting with 150 grit sandpaper combined with warm water until the damage is removed, then followed by 220 grit sandpaper using the same method.
- Scrub the area with a Scotch-Brite pad combined with warm water.
- Hand buff with a solid surface countertop polish.
If you have any questions regarding the care and maintenance of your solid surface, please call us at 770-478-0770.