Since acrylic Solid Surfaces are a non-traditional choice, caring for such material can be tricky. Be sure to follow these guidelines to help you prevent any permanent damage to your surfaces, protecting your investment. While they are heat resistant, as with all countertop materials, it is important to minimize direct heat exposure.
Always use a heat protection pad or a trivet (with rubber feet), or leave cookware to cool first. Never put hot pans, particularly cast iron, directly on this countertop or its sink. Boiling water alone may damage your sink, however, it is a recommended practice to run cold water from the faucet while pouring boiling water into the sink to prevent boiling water damage. Always use the correct size pan on the burner and place it centrally. An overhanging pan scorches surrounding surfaces.
Accidental spills of strong chemicals (e.g. paint stripper, brush cleaners, metal cleaners, oven cleaners, cleaners containing methylene chloride, acid drain cleaners, acetone-based nail varnish removers, etc.) should be flushed promptly with plenty of soapy water to avoid damaging this countertop. For nail varnish spills, non-acetone based remover can be used, and then flushed thoroughly with water. Undetected or prolonged exposure to chemicals may damage the surface permanently.
Like all materials, acrylic solid surfaces will develop slight abrasion marks in normal daily use but be sure to never cut or chop on this countertop. Dark, heavily pigmented colors will show scratches, dust, and ordinary wear and tear more readily than lighter, textured colors. So be careful in selecting colors accordingly.
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