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Repair and maintenance methods of kitchen artificial stone countertops

by:KingKonree     2021-04-28

Artificial stone countertops are easy to repair. After scratches or stains have penetrated, you can ask dedicated maintenance personnel to polish and polish, or you can use special water sandpaper to polish. When there is a crack, it is generally glued with stone first, and then polished. However, as long as the construction is started, there is always some trouble, so in order to avoid the trouble of repair, we have to work harder and be more careful in daily maintenance, in addition, we must pay attention to moisture-proof and regularly polish and wax.

Daily maintenance of artificial stone countertops

1. Keep the surface of artificial stone as clean as possible

Knowing that tap water contains bleach and scale, long-term contact will make the color of artificial stone countertops lighter and affect the appearance. When cooking in the kitchen, keep the countertop clean at all times, wipe off the dirt with a damp cloth in time, and then dry the countertop with a dry cloth to prevent stains from penetrating into the countertop. It is best to place a gasket under the liquid seasoning bottle to avoid the bottle The remaining liquid on the tank eroded the countertop.

2. Although the artificial stone countertop is hard, you must remember that it is not a cutting board.

The artificial stone countertop is indeed solid and durable, and it can be polished many times and it is easy to repair marks. But it is not a cutting board, and you will still be scratched by a sharp kitchen knife if you are not careful. Always pay attention to maintenance. When placing the tableware, handle it gently, without dragging, and put a heat insulation pad; place heavy objects evenly, do not cut vegetables directly on the table, and use a suitable chopping board.

3. Prevent strong chemicals from contacting the surface of artificial stone

Artificial stone has long-lasting corrosion resistance, but it is still necessary to avoid contact with strong chemicals, such as special stove cleaners, Strong corrosive agents such as de-additives and metal cleaners; do not touch methylene chloride, strong acid cleaners, acetone (nail polish remover), etc. If you accidentally come into contact with the above items, immediately wash the surface of the artificial stone with plenty of soapy water. If it is stained with nail polish and other adhesives, please use a non-acetone cleaning agent (such as alcohol, banana water) to scrub, and then rinse with water. Don't hang these adhesives with hard objects.

Artificial stone countertop repair

1. Remove knife marks, burns and scratches

A. If the table top has high gloss, it can be polished with 800-1200 grit sandpaper first, then polished with a low-speed polisher at 1500-2000 rpm with a polishing wax and wool polishing ring, and then clean the table with a clean tablecloth.

B. If the surface finish is matte, use 400-600 grit sanding paper to polish it until the knife mark disappears. Use detergent and scouring pad to restore the original shape.

2. Find the cause of the surface cracks

In the past, many cabinet factories or repair shops only took care of the surface cracks when repairing, but did not consider whether the cracks were caused by the cushion strips under the countertop, The backing board is caused by a problem, which will break in the future. Therefore, when repairing, consumers must first check whether there is a problem with the support of the countertop cabinet. If a problem is found, first reinforce the pad and the cabinet, and then perform other repairs.

3. Repair in time to avoid local decay of the cabinet

If you find the fracture, don’t drag it for a long time. Downstream to the cabinet board or backing board, long-term soaking will make the cabinet partially rot. In this way, the support of the countertop is not good, and bacteria or insects will grow for a long time. Repair in time and seal the glue to prevent the cabinet from getting damp, thereby prolonging it.

4. It is recommended that consumers use artificial stone countertops for two to three months, first wipe the surface clean with a rag, and then wipe the countertop with a sponge dipped in floor wax, and let it dry for 5 to 10 minutes. Perform a second waxing to make the countertop as bright as new.

Artificial stone cabinet countertops have many advantages. These advantages allow it to be widely used in the kitchens of various households, and its The texture can also bring a clean and atmospheric feeling to the kitchen, so we need to pay more attention to its maintenance and repair industry.

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