A major advantage of these Worktops is that the HPL/CPL surface makes cleaning so simple. Usually a moist cloth is sufficient, but use washing-up liquid to get rid of any grease. Stubborn dirt can be removed with an organic solvent such as methylated spirits or alcohol. A brush with hard bristles (but not wire brushes) may also be used, but not on glossy worktops.
Dry or damp paper towels, a cloth or sponge
e.g. fat, oil and dirt particles, fingermarks, lime deposits, rust, juice, coffee, tea, wax, blood, universal marker etc. With a cloth or soft nylon brush and washing powder, soft soap, toilet soap or washing-up liquid. If necessary, leave for a while and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.
e.g. discolouration through long exposure to tea, coffee, fruit juice etc. With washing powder and household bleach (but do not repeat too often).
e.g. lead pencil, felt-tip pens, marker and ball-point pens, lipstick, crayons, wax, shoe polish, nicotine, nail varnish. With an organic solvent such as acetone (nail varnish remover), methylated spirits, petroleum spirit, percholroethene. Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully!
e.g. paint (water or solvent based paints, two-component paints, spray paints), varnish stains, printing ink. With
water or organic solvent. Remove two-component paints immediately.
e.g. adhesives (water-based, dispersion). With water or an organic solvent
e.g. two-component adhesives, urea resin, melamine, phenolic resin. Remove immediately. Do not allow to harden!
General cleaning of the surface requires only a damp cloth and a mild detergent or non- abrasive cleaner diluted in warm water.
If your Kitchen work surface has an acrylic square edge or matching laminate square edge, extra care should be taken on the following areas:
Always cut into the edge, and seal the flat front edge as well as the surface joint.
A defuser protection (aluminium foil) must be fitted to the underside above any appliances – dishwashers/washing machines – to protect the underside front edge joint from heat and moisture.
Once you are sure measurements are exact use a pencil to mark laminate. Note: Ensure you allow for any edging to be added.
When using a handsaw, cut through from laminate surface. A sharp fine tooth, 10/12 teeth per inch saw is ideal for a perfect cut.
When using a power saw, cut from underside of worktop. With the worktop face down follow your marking so that the saw teeth cuts towards the laminate surface.
Use the pattern supplied with the sink to mark out. All cut edges must be sealed with water resistant materials, like polyurethane or silicone etc.
The manufacturer offers a 5 year guarantee against any manufacturing defects providing that all installation and care instructions are strictly followed subject of course to normal wear and tear. Due to the inherent properties of gloss laminate, we do not accept any responsibility for the performance of the decorative laminate surface. It is therefore imperative that the Gloss Care & Maintenance details are referred to both before and after installation, as misuse of all gloss laminates may affect the appearance of the work surface, particularly with regard to scratching.