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How to Polish & Maintain Solid Surface Worktops

12/09/2019
by Andy Blank


How to Polish Solid Surface Worktops

Solid surface worktops are a man-made alternative to seamless countertops that are made to look like solid stone. One of the big advantages to choosing a solid surface worktop is that they are non-porous, low maintenance and come in formable sheets that are able to fit on to any worktop no matter the size or shape.

Cleaning your solid surface worktop is easier than it sounds. We delve into how to polish your solid surface worktop so that it stays in top condition.


Solid Surface Worktops - How Are They Made?

When we think of solid surface we think of all the different finishes and materials that are used to make them. They are generally constructed using acrylic, marble dust, bauxite, epoxy or polyester resins, and pigment. This allows them to be available in lots of different types. With increasing popularity, solid surface worktops are fast becoming the cost-effective choice for construction and remodelling.

With plenty of brands to choose from including Bushboard, not only do solid surface worktops offer a great look but they also provide a strong surface which is easy to clean and maintain.

Due to this production process, each solid surface worktop will come in a variety of styles and colours, allowing the homeowner to find one that will fit their needs and style. Finished off with either a matte or satin finish, adds just the final touch to make a solid surface worktop the ideal choice for anyone.


Cleaning Instructions for Solid Surface Countertops

Keeping your worktop clean is relatively easy. All you need is a microfibre cloth and some water. For everyday marks, simply clean your surfaces with a damp cloth but for harder stains, it’s advised that you use a mild dish soap and warm water. Once clean, towel dry the surface to avoid water spots and unnecessary damage to the surface.


Deep Stains

It’s easily done, you forget that to wipe away a smaller stain allowing it to become a bigger problem. To remove the unwanted stain, it is recommended that you use a mild abrasive cleaner which should not damage your worktop. If your surface is a non-matte surface it can be easily cleaned by baking soda and water creating a smooth but non damaging paste.

You can purchase dedicated products which will allow you to clean your surface of mild stains with ease.


How Can You Prevent Stains?

There are numerous ways to prevent stains and scratches on your worktop:

  • Keep excessive heat such as saucepans and trays away from the surface. Sometimes you may run out of room in your kitchen but remove as soon as possible to minimise the damage.
  • Purchase a worktop protector. By using a worktop protector to prepare your food or place hot items on you will help stop your worktops from getting damaged.
  • Use a chopping board. It might be tempting to simply prepare your food on your worktop especially when it’s maintained effortlessly, however by preparing food that involves cutting items on a worktop, your worktop will inevitably get scratched and damaged.


Maintaining Your Solid Surface Worktop

Solid surface worktops require no maintenance once fitted. Should it get damaged, a solid surface can be easily repaired by a certified solid surface repair company, or a trained fabricator. Because of the material it is made with and is solid throughout, a solid surface worktop can undergo years of wear and tear.

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