CLEANING LAMINAM (PORCELAIN STONEWARE) SURFACES
For the daily cleaning of Laminam surfaces use hot water and – if necessary – neutral detergents (e.g. soap and surface detergents) on a soft cloth or sponge. Make sure you rinse the surface with plenty of water and dry it with a soft cloth or absorbent paper. It is unadvisable to use products containing wax to avoid the formation of an opaque coating on the surface. Never use abrasive detergents or sponges. If they are not immediately removed, some types of stains may leave a more or less noticeable mark on the surface. This falls within the tolerance margins of this specific type of finish. In the event of coffee, red wine, tea or spills of other similar products, dab the surface dry in good time with an absorbent cloth. The longer the spill stays on the surface, the more difficult it will be to completely remove the resulting stain. Stubborn stains can be removed with bleach. Moisten a soft cloth with a small amount of bleach and rub the surface for a few seconds. Most stains will disappear 2/3 minutes after application. Alternatively, the detergent can be applied directly to the surface. It must not be left to stand for longer than 10 minutes. Then rinse carefully with plenty of water and dry. If necessary, repeat this process various times. Do not increase the time the detergent is left to stand on the surface. Acid products (such as limescale removers), acetone and ammonia can be used. Never use abrasive sponges and cleaning products such as detergents containing abrasive particles, metal scouring pads or steel tools under any circumstances. Never use detergents with a pH exceeding 11 for cleaning purposes. Always chop food on a chopping board. Avoid the impact of kitchen utensils falling from great heights or heaving objects hitting the surface because they may chip or damage it. Avoid contact with adhesives and silicones because it may not be possible to remove them once they have hardened. Avoid dragging objects such as dishware, pots and pans, knives, and hard objects in general directly over the top. To prevent objects from rubbing against the worktop, use a chopping board to chop food as well as pot stands, place mats, and coasters. Never use abrasive sponges and cleaning products such as detergents containing abrasive particles under any circumstances.