Benchtop Care

Scratches
Like all worktop materials, Infinity can develop fine abrasion marks in normal daily use. We recommend that you minimize these abrasions by ensuring to always use a chopping board when cutting. If you have crockery that has unfinished surface lift it across your worktop and avoid sliding.

Heat
Infinity withstands high temperatures however like all worktops; do not put hot pots, especially cast iron items, directly onto your new Infinity worktop. Always use a heat protection pad. Always ensure that your pots are fully over the cook top when in use and not over-hanging the bench top. Electric frying pans and other onbench electrical items often radiate more heat down than in pan so always ensure you use these on a heat protective pad for these applications.

Spills
It is a good policy to always wipe up spills as and when they occur. Most household cleaners will not damage your Infinity worktop however avoid excessive exposure to some cleaner or industrial chemicals. Simply wipe up any spills and rinse thorough with soapy water.

Cleaning
Acrylic worktops are easy to clean. Many liquid cleaners will be fine for wiping away the simple spill however for stains or more stubborn dirt it is recommended that you use Jiff. Jiff’s slightly abrasive nature will easily remove stubborn stains and only enhance the appearance of Infinity. It will not damage the surface. Using a soft damp cloth, simply rub the cleaner using a circular motion to remove stains and stubborn dirt. Rinse and buff dry with a clean cloth. Minor scuff marks and scratches can also be removed in this fashion.

Resurfacing
Your Infinity worktop can be resurfaced by your Approved Infinity installer by professionally sanding the surface and following the original installation procedure. Should you wish to have this service undertaken on your Infinity worktop then please contact your Infinity supplier and a proposal for resurfacing can be prepared for you.

Don’t Panic
Infinity is a blend of natural minerals and acrylic polymers. Your acrylic Infinity worktop is designed to give you years of service and in the event you damage your top, do not despair, as Infinity is Easy to Repair. Most damage can usually be repaired on site by one of your approved installers and restored to it’s original finish, maintaining your worktop’s integrity. In the event that you damage your top please refer to your supplier for further information.

To Minimise Minor Scratching to Surface
Always use the complementary chopping board supplied. Lift items across the top instead of sliding

To Minimise Heat Reflection
Some portable kitchen appliances, such as electric frying pans can radiate as much heat down as they do in to the pan. Often the element is mounted on the underside of such appliances. Always ensure to use a heat protection pad to avoid reflecting excessive heat on to your Infinity worktop. Excessive heat damage is not covered by warranty.

Hot Pots
Infinity can withstand high temperatures, however sudden heat changes may cause damage therefore, never take a hot pot off an element or from an oven and place directly on to your Infinity worktop. Use the complementary chopping board provided or an alternative heat pad to protect your Infinity worktop.

Dishwasher Cutlery Baskets
Be careful when placing dishwasher cutlery baskets directly on to your worktop as the sharp point of knives may protrude through the basket and sliding the otherwise harmless basket across the bench may result in the sharp object scratching.

Strong Chemicals, Bleach, Oven Cleaners
Avoid harsh chemicals to your Infinity worktop. Chemicals such as oven cleaner contain strong bleaches that may leave permanent marks if not cleaned off immediately.

To Minimise Daily Use Stains
Most stains from daily living can be removed with water and a soft cloth. For more stubborn stains use Jiff and clean in a circular motion.

To Minimise Light Scratching and/or Cigarette Burns
Remove excess with Jiff and a wet cloth. If stains remain apply Jiff to an abrasive plastic scouring pad (e.g. Scotch Brite) and gently rub in a circular motion to remove stain. Once the stain has been removed, gently rub area again with Jiff and a soft cloth. Dry and buff off.

Information
• Avoid scourers and abrasives as they will damage the surface.
• Don’t place hot objects, electrical appliances or pots straight from the oven or cooker onto your Laminex laminate surface.
• Don’t cut on the Laminex laminate surface.
• Keep waxes and polishes well away as they dull the natural shine.
• Do not use strongly acidic, alkaline cleaners or bleach for normal cleaning as these might etch the surface.

Streaks
Streaky marks sometimes show on dark colours after cleaning. An all-purpose cleaner such as Windex spray cleaner or Ajax Spray n Wipe usually removes them.

Grease
Using a mild dishwashing detergent in water will remove greasy marks. Dab, wait and wipe away. Finish with an all-purpose cleaner such as Windex spray cleaner or Ajax Spray n Wipe.

Spills
Laminex laminate surfaces resist staining from most household chemicals. With some accidental spills however, prompt action is essential. Wipe off beetroot, grape and berry juices, first aid preparations, concentrated bleach, oven cleaners, dishwasher detergents, artificial dyes, hair colouring and solvent based pen ink immediately. Specialty glues such as Super Glue must also be removed straight away with acetone (nail polish remover).

Stains
If the stain won’t budge with Extra Strength Windex, try methylated spirits or dab the stain with a diluted bleach mixture (1 part bleach to 8 parts water); leave for 3 minutes then wash off with water and dry. Finish off with Extra Strength Windex. Only as a last resort if a stain persists try 2 or 3 rubs with a crème cleanser or white toothpaste, wash and dry. Please note that bleach or these abrasive cleaners may irreversibly damage the laminate surface.

Scratches
Laminex laminate surfaces will withstand normal wear and tear, but can be damaged by scratching or cutting with utensils, knives and unglazed pottery. Darker colours will show scratches more readily than lighter colours. In general, dark colours and high gloss surfaces require more care and maintenance than lighter colours or lower gloss colours. To minimise scratching, always place and lift objects from the surface – never drag or slide them across the surface.