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Laminate Countertop 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.

Other Laminate Countertop Care Tips
• 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 blistering.
• 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.