Solid Surface is (in its simplest terms) man-made stone. It is well known in the industry as a tough, extremely durable, watertight, non porous product.
As the material is entirely nonporous, stains sit on the surface meaning that cleaning a Solid Surface product involves a simple process, it really is an incredibly easy to clean and hygienic product to choose.
So, what should be in the cleaning kit for your Solid Surface counter tops and sinks?
1. Microfibre cloths
2. Ordinary household cleaner that contains bleach
3. Perhaps a washing up brush/ bathroom scourer
4. Kitchen towel
5. (Optional) Bar Keepers Friend*
*Bar Keepers Friend is approved for Corian, Hi Macs, Staron and all other brands, as it is quite a gentle bleach cleaner.
Below is a video produced by CD UK, which highlights the ease with which Corian and other Solid Surface products can be cleaned
Contrary to popular belief, Solid Surface stains are easy to remove with just a little effort. In fact, even the most of horrible of stains (red wine, turmeric, curry etc) can be removed without the need for expensive cleaners or abrasive methods.
These simple cleaning instructions should take no more than a few minutes each day, they also take into consideration the need to be extra vigilant due to the Coronavirus pandemic:
- Wipe your counter tops over with warm soapy water, using a sponge,
- Then spray the antibacterial household cleaner across your tops.
- Leave to sit for a moment (read the instructions carefully) as this will help kill nasty viruses, such as COVID19 and germs.
- Using a damp microfibre cloth, wipe over,
- With a dry microfibre cloth or paper kitchen towel and give a buff up
Extra tip: If you have Solid Surface sinks, you might feel like giving them an occasional soak. If so, please follow these instructions:
✅Shake some of the Bar Keepers Friend onto the sink
✅ Wet it slightly
✅Using your brush, gently rub the mix in
✅ If you want you can add a little bleach and fill in water, leaving to soak for a while
✅ Once you have a drained, give a little sluice and wipe with a cloth
And… Voila – any stubborn stains are gone!
Solid Surface is non-porous and homogenous, which means it requires no sealing or ongoing maintenance. So, when it comes to cleaning, just a little TLC and elbow grease should do the trick.
Things you should avoid using on Solid Surface
Avoid using paint removers, oven cleaners and very strong chemicals on your solid surface products, as well as acetone nail polish. However, should you accidentally spill nail polish on your counter-top, you can use non acetone to remove it.
Solid Surface is a long term investment.
When looked after well, your Solid Surface product can last a lifetime, but at the very least the ten years it is warrantied for.
Full details of the product specification can be found here www.bsfsolidsurfaces.com
So, if you want a fantastic product that will look as good ten years from now as the day it’s been fitted, then Solid Surface really is the perfect choice.
For more information on Solid Surface, or to ask any questions regarding its durability or specifications please free to get in touch with me on 01277 263603, or drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Barden is the Managing Director of her family business, BSF Solid Surfaces Ltd, offering high end, bespoke counter surfaces from Solid Surface, a high end man made stone, for both commercial and residential projects, website www.bsfsolidsurfaces.com
She can be contacted on email@example.com or give her a call on 01277 263603 if you want to chat about anything, or nothing in particular.
In her spare time she can be found with her husband, son, two cats and crazy dog. They enjoy going to the zoo, the park, the rides and anything that allows their energetic son to expend his endless amounts of energy!