How To Care For Your Wilsonart Laminate

Wilsonart laminates can be durable and long-lasting, but must be properly taken care of to ensure years of quality performance. Everyday cleaning of Wilsonart laminates is as simple as a quick wipe with a damp cloth or sponge. If you own any desks or tables that feature Wilsonart laminate, be sure to follow these recommended care and cleaning procedures.

Routine Care

For routine cleaning of surfaces, use a damp cloth or sponge and a mild soap or detergent. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry. Difficult stains, such as tea or coffee, can be removed using a mild household cleaner or detergent and a soft bristled brush, repeating as necessary.

If this stain persists, use a paste of baking soda and water and apply with a soft bristled brush. Light scrubbing should remove most stains. Although baking soda is a low abrasive, excessive scrubbing or exerting too much force could damage the decorative surface, especially if it has a gloss finish.

Stubborn stains that resist any of the above cleaning methods may require the use of undiluted household bleach or nail polish remover. Bleach or nail polish remover should stand no longer than two minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and wipe dry. This step may be repeated if the stain appears to be going away and the color of the laminate has not been affected.

RECOMMENDED HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS
Windex®
Glass Plus®
Fantastik®
Mr. Clean®
Formula 409®
Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol)
*Prolonged exposure to bleach will cause discoloration

A Few Notes of Caution

Although high pressure laminates are somewhat resistant to scratch and marring, the surface can be damaged even under normal use. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners as they can damage laminate surfaces. Dyes, such are hair, food or textile dyes can cause permanent stains and should be wiped up immediately with dishwashing detergent or an all-purpose cleaner.

Chemical IngredientSynonymous Names
Hydrochloric AcidMuriatic Acid
Hydrogen Chloride
Sulfuric AcidOleic Acid
Oil of Vitriol
Oleum
Hydrofluoric AcidRust Remover
Phosphoric AcidRust Remover
Sodium HydroxideCaustic Soda
Caustic
Lye
Soda Lye
Pumice (abrasive)N/A
*Prolonged exposure to bleach will cause discoloration

Worthington Direct is here to help if you have questions about the care and maintenance of your Wilsonart laminate tops. Contact us for school furniture tips and more!

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