Laminate Countertop Care
THINGS TO DO
- 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.
- 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.