LAMINATE COUNTERTOPS: THE RIGHT COMPANY AND CARE
Many homeowners dream of creating their very own custom kitchen or bathroom. With this exciting project comes the ability to go through and hand select everything that goes into your new space, from countertops to cabinets, tile and back splash, wall placement and more. Many homeowners are now turning to laminate countertops for a variety of reasons. Not only is it economically feasible, there are a ton of different color selections to choose from that make this material a great selection. In fact, it is the most common countertop material on the market right now. If you are interested in installing laminate countertops into your new kitchen or bathroom, here is a guide on how to care for them and hire the right company to do your installation.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Proper care is important if you are interested in extending the life of your laminate countertops and protecting your investment. Here are a few cleaning basics, and a quick tip on what to do if you run into a stain on your laminate.
- Daily care: Once daily, make sure to wash your laminate countertops down thoroughly. Simply mix a few drops of dish soap in with warm water and wash your countertops. Afterwards, rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly. Always rinse and dry your countertops completely to avoid any water spots or stains from the soap.
- Stain removal: In order to prevent stains, make sure to clean up all spills immediately. However, in the even that you do encounter a stain on your laminate countertops make sure to follow these instructions:
- Mix a 3:1 ratio of baking soda and water (3 parts baking soda, 1 part water) to form a paste.
- Apply the baking soda paste to the stain and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Gently buff the stain away with a non-abrasive pad and thoroughly rinse the countertops when done.
- Repeat until the stain is fully lifted.
- Durability: Laminate isn’t quite as durable as its granite and quartz counterparts, so it is important to be vigilant about protecting the surface. Never set a hot pan on your laminate countertops and always clean up any spills, especially dark ones, immediately to avoid staining.