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General Cleaning
For routine care, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Most non-abrasive cleaning agent may be used to clean casework surfaces. Examples are window cleaners and mild detergents. It is always advisable to test a small inconspicuous area to make sure that the cleaning agent does not adversely affect or damage the surface being cleaned. For care and maintenance pertaining to your specific surface, please refer to the information below.

TFM (Thermofused Melamine)
For routine care, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Almost any non-abrasive cleaning agent may be used to clean TFM surfaces. Examples are window cleaners and mild detergents. Permanent ink marks may be removed with solvent based products like Mineral Spirits, M.E.K., or lacquer thinner, and then immediately wiped clean with a damp clean cloth. Abrasive products or scouring pads, steel wool or sand paper are not recommended.

It is always advisable to test a small inconspicuous area to make sure that the cleaning agent does not adversely affect or damage the surface being cleaned.

HPL (High Pressure Laminate)
For routine care, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Most non-abrasive cleaning agent may be used to clean HPL surfaces. Examples are window cleaners, mild detergents, isopropyl alcohol, Lysol®, and Clorox®. Prolonged exposure to bleach will cause discoloration so it is recommended to use with discretion. Abrasive products or scouring pads, steel wool or sand paper are not recommended.

It is always advisable to test a small inconspicuous area to make sure that the cleaning agent does not adversely affect or damage the surface being cleaned.

Solid Surface
For routine care, use a damp cloth with soap and water. If you prefer, ammonia based cleaners can be used and wipe dry. Avoid exposing the surface to harsh chemicals such as paint remover, nail polish remover, or drain cleaners. If these chemicals come into contact with the surface, immediately rinse them off with water with appropriate safety measures. Do not use abrasive products such as scouring pads, steel wool, or sand paper as these materials will damage the surface.

It is always advisable to test a small inconspicuous area to make sure that the cleaning agent does not adversely affect or damage the surface being cleaned.

Trespa® and Phenolic
These surfaces have a non-porous surface making them nearly impervious to spills and liquids. However, regular cleaning is recommended as you would for any work environment. A soft towel with a mild cleaning agent is all you need. Do not use harsh abrasives, scrubbing pads, or powdered cleaning agents as these could dull or damage the non-porous surface.

It is always advisable to test a small inconspicuous area to make sure that the cleaning agent does not adversely affect or damage the surface being cleaned.

Epoxy
Epoxy resin work surfaces are durable, non-porous, products that are heat, flame, and moisture resistant. Regular cleaning is recommended to ensure a clean, uncontaminated working environment. Use a soft towel and mild soap with water for general cleaning. Acetone should be used to thoroughly clean surface where allowed. Never use abrasive pads, powders, or liquids (Soft Scrub) as these could dull or damage the non-porous surface. To restore the luster of your epoxy surfaces, an occasional finish oil may be applied with a soft cloth. Remove excess oil with a clean cloth to prevent clouding of surfaces.

It is always advisable to test a small inconspicuous area to make sure that the cleaning agent does not adversely affect or damage the surface being cleaned.

Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is a low-carbon steel that contains at least 10 percent chromium. Even though it is very resistant to rust, you should maintain a clean surface by frequent cleaning. Use a cotton cloth and mild soap with water or a glass cleaner to maintain your stainless steel's original appearance. Contact with iron materials such as steel wool, etc., can cause corrosion or discoloration and should be avoided.

It is always advisable to test a small inconspicuous area to make sure that the cleaning agent does not adversely affect or damage the surface being cleaned.