Product Care

Hardwoods / Metal / Laminate / 3D Laminate / Natural Stone
General Care

Wood Finish
Surfaces may be cleaned with a clean damp cloth and/or any water emulsion type polish by moving the cloth with the grain.

Cleaning products are available for purchase, contact us for more information.

Metal Finish
Remove dirt and fingerprints with a non-abrasive glass cleaner and/or a damp cloth. For textured surfaces, use a soft bristled brush to remove loose dirt.

Brand Specific Care

Wilsonart
To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed using a mild household cleaner and baking soda; mixing to achieve a paste consistency. Use a stiff nylon bristle brush, scrubbing (approx. 15-20 strokes) the affected area. Do not scrub so as to mar (damage, scratch) the surface finish.

Stubborn stains that resist any of the above cleaning methods may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Use a cotton ball saturated with bleach or nail polish remover (acetone), gently rub the stain for up to two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry using a soft cloth. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the color of the laminate has not been affected.


Formica
Do not use over-the-counter cleaners that contain strong acids (e.g. cleaners for tile, grout, ceramic stove tops, toilet bowls, etc.). We recommend using either Countertop Magic or Plexus as polishes you can put on your Solid Surface countertop to enhance the shine. You may also use Hope's Solid Surface Cleaner & Polish.

While most everyday spills can be removed with the cleaning techniques listed, some troublesome spills and stains such as food dye, tea and fruit drinks may require more aggressive cleaning. These items can be removed using full strength bleach for two to five minutes, followed by a general cleaner and flushing with water. On Matte finish, if you prefer you can scrub with an abrasive cleanser.

Even nail polish can be removed with nail polish remover or an abrasive cleanser.



Pionite
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 may be removed with most non-abrasive household cleaners such as FORMULA 409®, FANTASTIK®, GLASS PLUS®, or WINDEX WITH AMMONIA D®. Light scrubbing with a soft bristled brush may be necessary to remove stains from the depth of the structure on some textured surfaces.

If the stain persists, use a paste of baking soda and water and apply with a soft bristled brush. Light scrubbing for 10-20 strokes should remove most stains. Although baking soda is a low abrasive, excessive scrubbing or exerting too much force may damage the decorative surface, especially if it has a gloss finish.

Stubborn stains that resist any of the above cleaning methods may require the use of undiluted household bleach. Apply the bleach to the stain and let stand no longer than 1 - 1/2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the color of the laminate has not been affected. WARNING: Prolonged exposure of the laminate surface to bleach will cause discoloration.


OMNOVA
Easy clean-up, usually with just soap and water.


Forbo
1. Daily / weekly maintenance, clean with a damp cloth or microfiber cloth.
2. For added protection and gloss, use a commerical grade wax or protectant.

How to remove stains:

Coffee, tea, and alcohol

1. Spilled coffee, tea, or alcohol, should be removed immediately from the Marmoleum furniture surce to prevent these substance from marking and penetrating into the material.
2. Take a towel or cloth and completely soak up the liquid and go over with a damp clean cloth or microfiber cloth.

Ink
1. Remove ink stains with a neutral detergent (pH 7) diluted in water.

Waterspots
1. Use protectant material to shield the Marmoleum from sweating flowerpots and vases, for they may accumulate water which wil eventually turn into lime deposit stains.


Great Lakes Granite
To keep your granite in tip-top condition, five simple maintenance procedures are necessary. For best results, they should be followed very closely.

1. Clean the top with a soft white cloth and a neutral cleaner or stone soap. These products are available at our office. Similar products can be found in stores that carry household cleaning products.

2. It may be necessary to buff the top with a clean white terry cloth towel if streaking occurs.

3. Occasionally apply a good stone polish to the surface of the top to help prevent staining.

4. All granite tops should be sealed. Our tops are sealed before they leave the factory. The impregnator used will resist oil and other staining materials. We recommend reapplication of impregnator should be done every seven years, if it is a high usuage product, like a counter top This product is available at our office or we can reapply.

5. If your top becomes stained, immediately blot the spill with a clean paper towel. If the stain soaks into the granite then a poultice may need to be applied.


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