Care & Maintenance
Superior Solid Surface Care & Maintenance Tips
Superior Solid Surface products are created to provide a beautiful with a lifetime of easy care. Following a few simple guidelines listed below will keep your Superior Solid Surface investment looking as fresh and new as the day it was installed.
There are three types of countertop and bowl finishes Matte, Semi-Gloss and High Gloss. Most Superior Solid Surface products have a matte finish. If you are uncertain of the finish of your sink or countertop, call your authorized Superior Solid Surface dealer.
Soapy water or any ammonia-based cleaners will remove most dirt and stains from all types of finishes. However, each finish requires slightly different techniques to remove difficult stains.
Superior Solid Surface products are completely renewable because the solid beauty of our product goes all the way through all of our countertops and bowls. Minor cuts and scratches can be removed using easy to follow instructions.
The following recommendations will help you properly care for your countertop or sink.
|Most Stains & Dirt||Soapy water or ammonia-based cleaner.|
|Water Marks||Wipe with damp cloth and towel dry.|
|Difficult Stains||Use an abrasive cleanser or use burgundy (red) and white abrasive pads.|
|Disinfecting||Occasionally wipe the surface with diluted household bleach.|
|Maintenance||Rub with a burgundy (red) abrasive pad. Followed by a white pad.|
4. Removing Cuts and Scratches
|Step 1||Sand with 220 grit sandpaper until the cut is gone.|
|Step 2||Restore finish with an abrasive cleanser and use burgundy (red) pad, followed by a white pad.|
Daily care requires nothing more than wiping off your countertop surfaces with non-abrasive cleaning agents such as glass cleaners, soapy water or a damp cloth. For surface staining, soapy water or ammonia-based cleaners will usually do the job. For stubborn stains and superficial scratches, an abrasive cleaner and a wet sponge are recommended. A Scotchbrite (burgundy color) abrasive cloth may be used for stubborn scratches and routine refinishing. Be sure to cover a wide area when using abrasives to reduce the likelihood of an uneven surface finish. It is, in fact, a good idea to go over all your countertops to an even factory-like finish.
Preventing Heat Damage
Superior Solid Surface withstands heat better than most surface materials. However, hot pans, as well as some heat-generating appliances like electric frying pans and crockpots can damage the surface. To prevent heat damage, always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet to protect your Superior Solid Surface countertop or sink.
Other Prevention Tip
- Run cold water when pouring boiling water into sinks.
- Remove nail polish with a non-acetone based nail polish remover and flush with water.
- Avoid exposing Superior Solid Surface countertops and sinks to strong chemicals such as paint removers, oven cleaners, etc. If contact occurs, quickly flush surface with water.
- Although diluted bleach can be used as a disinfectant, do not allow bleach to remain in contact with your countertop or sink for more than two (2) minutes.
- For high gloss counters, the place felt protectors on the bottom of pottery or other hard objects. Avoid sliding hard objects across glossy surfaces.