Caring for your Formica LifeSeal Worktops 101

formica_lsw_applicationFormica countertops are inexpensive, easy to maintain and have the advantage of looking like a very expensive material without breaking the bank. Whether you decide to give your kitchen a mini-makeover, or you want a new look for your bathroom, your countertops will get dirty at times – especially with children around. Which is why you want to preserve them for as long as possible.

 

However, there are certain dos and don’ts when it comes to caring for your Formica LifeSeal Worktops.

Dos:

  • Use a mild non-abrasive soap and clean cloth for cleaning
  • Wipe away any spills immediately after making a mess to avoid stains
  • Use a window cleaner or white vinegar if you don’t have a mild non-abrasive soap
  • Wipe down your countertops at least once a day with a clean cloth and warm water if nothing else
  • Mix white vinegar and baking soda into a paste for tougher marks, and wipe off with a clean cloth
  • Use a protective wax on your countertops to avoid unnecessary stains from sticking
  • Invest in a cutting board to avoid cutting the countertop
  • Use a soft cloth to wipe away dust etc

 

Don’ts:

  • Use steel wool to get rid of touch marks
  • Place warm objects like pots on the countertop without protection
  • Use cleaners with an acid-content
  • Use a cloth soaked in water to clean the countertops as the water may soak into the plastic coating
  • Use the countertop as a cutting board
  • Clean in scrubbing or scraping motions when cleaning
  • Drag any objects over the countertop
  • Drop any heavy object on the surface

 

Useful Tips:

 

With a little tender loving care, your Formica LifeSeal Worktops can last you for many years to come!

Have a look at the 6 Benefits of Laminate Countertops to find out why you should choose Formica

 

Source: http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/tools-and-techniques/cleaning-your-cooking-area/whats-the-best-way-to-clean-formica.htm

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/caring-for-laminate-countertops#b

 

 

 

 

 

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