How to Care for Solid Surface Countertops

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After we are done installing new solid surface countertops in your Bloomington home, we will give you advice and instructions on how to care for them and keep them looking great for years to come. One of the biggest benefits of these counters is they are so easy to care for and maintain. So with a little bit of time and effort on your part, your new solid surface countertops will always look their best.

Only a daily basis, be sure to wipe them down with water and a soft cloth. If there is any dirt or residue on them, you can also use an ammonia-based cleaner, other than Windex, 409 or Fantastik. Just be sure to completely rinse and dry the solid surface countertops after you are done cleaning them with the cleaner. There are commercially available solid surface countertop cleaners on the market that you can buy if you want to. Just be sure to test a small and inconspicuous spot before you use them on the entire countertop surface, and be sure to follow the cleaning product’s instructions carefully.

If your home has hard water, sometimes that can leave spots on your solid surface countertops. Just be sure to wipe up the water and other spills as soon as possible after they get onto your counter to avoid those telltale white spots.

You can also disinfect solid surface countertops using 5 tablespoons of bleach in 1 gallon of water. Make sure you wear gloves and any other protective gear you might need, and make sure you rinse the counters thoroughly after you have wiped them down with the bleach solution. Be sure to dry them thoroughly as well so you don’t have to worry about any hard water spots.

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your solid surface countertops will get a stain on them. However, this is nothing to worry about usually. Just wipe up the stain with some soapy water and a sponge. Use a little bit of elbow grease too and the stain should come off. Always scrub in a circular motion: that helps with stain removal as well.

With a little bit of care and cleaning, your solid surface countertops will look great for many years.

Are you interested in learning more about solid surface countertops in Bloomington or the surrounding areas? Call Imperial Counters at 651-473-3903, or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.