The inherent qualities of your solid surface counter tops ensure the ultimate in easy care and renewability. Its nonporous, solid composition makes it easy to live and work with for many years.
Use the following procedures as a guide to everyday care for your solid surface counter tops:
Preventing Heat and Other Damage
Although your solid surface counters are quite resistant to heat, you should always use a hot pad or a trivet to protect it. Hot pans, as well as some heat-generating appliances like frying pans or electric cooking pots, can damage the surface if a hot pad or trivet is not used.
In most cases, your solid surface counter can be repaired if it is accidentally damaged. However, be sure to follow these guidelines to prevent any permanent damage to your counter tops:
Removing Cuts and Fixing Scratches
Nicks, scratches and cuts are inevitable with any high-use product, including solid surfacing. But because the material is solid all the way through, it can be renewed to its original appearance.
These products are available at most home centers or hardware stores, and are usually located in the paint department.
Keep in mind, the finish on your countertop was applied by using a 3M Scotch-BriteR pad with an orbital sander. Because of the speed of the sander, hand motion alone may leave a slightly different finish. For best results, work on a wider area and feather in the sanded area or finish the entire surface with the Scotch BriteR pad. For greater uniformity, use Countertop MagicR cleaner over the entire surface. Countertop MagicR is sold at most home centers and hardware stores and is located in the cleaning supplies area.
We suggest you practice on the cutting board we supplied you with. (Cutting board is supplied for kitchen countertops only).
Renewing Your Counter tops
Nicks. Stains. Cuts. Scratches. While these can permanently mar most other surfaces, they won’t compromise the appearance of your solid surface counters. That is because they can be restored to their original state. If damage does occur, solid surfacing can be repaired on site, saving both downtime and aggravation.
Periodically, you may wish to have your solid surface tops refurbished professionally. Our customer service department can assist in arranging this service.
Thank you. We know you will enjoy your new solid surface countertops for many years to come!