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Laminate Care Tips

Everyday cleaning of our products is as simple as a
quick wipe with a damp sponge. All resist muddy
fingerprints, coffee spills and so much more.
Be sure to read and follow the recommended care
and cleaning procedures.

Routine Care
To clean the surface, use a damp cloth or sponge
and a mild soap or detergent.
Difficult stains such as coffee or tea can be removed
using a mild household cleaner/detergent and a
soft bristled brush, repeating as necessary.
If a stain persists, use a paste of baking soda and
water and apply with a soft bristled brush. Light
scrubbing for 10 to 20 strokes 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. Apply the
bleach or nail polish remover to the stain and let
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. WARNING: Prolonged exposure
of the laminate surface to bleach will
cause discoloration.
Hot pans and heat-producing appliances (such as
electric skillets), when set directly upon countertops,
can mar the product’s beauty. Always use a heat
shield, hot pad or trivet.

A Few Notes of Caution
• Acidic or abrasive cleaners can damage laminate
surfaces; do not use them.
• Drain cleaners containing lye will permanently
damage the laminate surface. If you
spill a drain cleaner, wipe it up immediately and
rinse several times with water.
• Hair, textile and food dyes can cause permanent
stains. If dye should happen to spill, wipe it up
immediately with dishwashing detergent or an
all-purpose cleaner.
• Never place pots or dishes directly from the oven
or burner on an unprotected laminate surface;
such extreme heat can cause cracking or
• Do not work with oven cleaners on an
unprotected countertop. Wipe spills away
promptly and rinse several times with water.
• Rust removers contain harsh chemicals which
will quickly cause permanent damage. If a spill
occurs, wipe off all residue immediately, wash
thoroughly with soapy water and rinse
several times.
• Steel wool and other abrasive pads will damage
Wilsonart Laminate. Don’t use them for
cleaning and don’t store steel wool pads on your
countertop; the metal can rust and leave stains.
• Toilet bowl cleaners contain harsh chemicals
that can cause permanent damage. If spills occur,
wipe up immediately, wash surface with soapy
water and rinse several times.

Laminate Cleaning Product Suggestions


• Glass Plus®

• Lestoil®

• Grease Relief®

• Dow Bathroom Cleaner
Scrubbing Bubbles™

• Lysol® Disinfectant
Basin/Tub/Tile Cleaner

• Dawn®

• Fantastik®

• Favor®

• Pledge®

• Mr. Clean®


• Formula 409®

• *Clorox®

*Prolonged exposure to bleach will cause discoloration.