Laminate Countertop Care

THINGS TO DO

Daily Maintenance

  • Use a soft cloth with water and a mild soap or detergent solution to clean Laminate countertops.
  • Rinse soap residue off the surface with sufficient water.
  • Wipe the surface with a dry cloth.

Cleaning Spills

  • Mix a 3:1 ratio of baking soda and water.
  • Spread the soda solution over the stain, letting it work on the spot for 3-5 minutes.
  • Use a non-abrasive scrub to wash up the surface after kneading dough or serious baking

Removing Difficult Stains

  • In case you drop any kind of dye, wipe it up instantly with an all-purpose mild cleaner or a dishwashing detergent.
  • Drain cleaners containing lye will permanently damage the laminates. If you spill a drain cleaner accidentally, wipe it immediately and rinse several times with water.

THINGS TO AVOID

  • Do not place heated utensils on Laminate countertops. The temperature should never exceed 275° F.
  • Keep sharp knives and similar cutting tools away. Knife cuts can damage the top coat and expose the brown underlayment. Always place a cutting board.
  • Do not drag heavy objects over the laminate. Your countertop might be left with permanent scratches.

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Laminate countertops are less prone to discoloration or fading. Most of them are low maintenance. They demand a little but daily cleaning to retain their good looks.