Tristone™ care and maintenance
Tristone™ is an acrylic solid surface worktop material that’s resistant to heat, stains and scratches. However, it’s not heat, stain and scratch-proof. So, to keep your worktop looking its best, you must use the right cleaning products and take a few precautions. However, all is not lost if you accidentally mark your worktop because it’s repairable! So minor marks can be buffed away, and more severe damage can be repaired by a professional.
Follow the Tristone™ care and maintenance tips below to maintain your worktop.
How to clean solid surface countertops
To clean Tristone™ worktops daily, use warm soapy water and rinse and dry the surface.
Removing aggressive stains
Some substances may require more aggressive cleaning, particularly if left to dry on the surface. To remove stubborn stains, use a multi-surface cleaner, a bleach-based cleaner or a non-abrasive cleaner.
Avoid harsh chemicals
Avoid getting harsh chemicals on your worktop, such as paint removers, oven cleaners and acetone-based nail polish removers. If they come into contact with your worktop, rinse away immediately with soapy water and dry thoroughly. Nail polish spillages can be removed using non-acetone-based nail polish remover that’s then flushed away with water.
How to care for your worktop
Protect the surface from hot temperatures
Tristone™ is not heat-proof, so it must be protected from temperatures above 80 degrees. Therefore, place hot saucepans, baking trays, deep fat fryers etc., on hot pads or trivets with rubber feet. Also, take care with Tristone™ sinks. When pouring hot liquids into the sink, run cold water at the same time.
When cutting with sharp knives, always use a chopping board to avoid getting scratches and cuts on your worktop. However, minor scratches can be repaired with a mild abrasive detergent and a white pad. Deep cuts and severe scratches may need to be repaired by a professional