Solid Surface Sinks Maintenance:
Care, Maintenance and Cleaning of Your Solid Surface Sink
Refer to our care and maintenance instructions for our solid surface sheet goods. The same instructions apply to our sinks with some added emphasis on the subject of quick temperature changes.
While Solid Surface sinks are extremely tough and durable, like any fine material it can be damaged if abused or mistreated. Reviewing these care and cleaning instructions can assist you in understanding how easy it is to care for your Solid Surface sink products and how you can prevent more severe damage that may require professional repairs
Solid surfaces sinks are manufactured with the color and pattern running throughout its thickness to give it a soft, deep translucency. This feature allows you to repair minor damages to maintain a like new appearance indefinitely. No special cleaning products are needed to keep your Solid Surface sink looking beautiful day in and day out.
Solid Surfaces sinks are non-porous so they can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth or sponge and mild detergents or general purpose cleaners. If you have a factory matte finish, abrasive cleaners may also be used. Periodically, it may also be helpful to go over the entire surface with an abrasive cleaner or a wet Scotch Brite ® pad to maintain a uniform appearance.
Strong acids such as those found in drain cleaners, toilet bowl and oven cleaners should be used cautiously around GEMSTONE Solid Surfaces. If these items are accidentally spilled, wipe them up at once, flush with clear lukewarm water and wipe with a clean sponge.
Some troublesome spills and stains such as food/hair dye, tea and fruit drinks may require more aggressive cleaning. These items can be removed with a solution of 50/50 bleach and water allowed to sit for 15 minutes , drained, and flushed with water. Follow with a general cleaner and flush with water. On factory matte finish, if you prefer, you can scrub with an abrasive cleanser.
Solid Surface will not burn, but should a lighted cigarette accidentally come in contact with the surface it could leave a nicotine stain or a scorch mark. Either of these can be removed with an abrasive cleaner or buffing with a Scotch Brite ® pad.
DO NOT place hot pans directly from the burner or the oven onto the Solid Surface sink. Even though Solid Surface can withstand sustained temperatures up to 225o F., prolonged or extreme heat could cause yellowing and/or cracking. In the bathroom, curling irons, blow dryers, hot rollers, etc. should not be placed directly in contact with the sink, to prevent scorching.
DO NOT expose to extreme temperature fluctuations. Boiling water should be drained into the sink with cold water running. Rapid changes in water temperature may cause cracking.