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Fitting guide for laminate bathroom worktops

Fitting guide for laminate bathroom worktops

There's nothing easier than cleaning and caring for your bathroom surface

A major advantage of these Bathroom Surfaces is that the HPl. surface makes cleaning so simple. Usually, a moist cloth is sufficient, but use washing-up liquid to get rid of any grease. Stubborn dirt can be removed with an organic solvent such as methylated spirits or alcohol. A brush with hard bristles (but not wire brushes) may also be used, but not on a glossy surface.

  • Cleaning Recommendations:
  • Light Stains/ Dirt
  • Dry or damp paper towels, a cloth or sponge
  • Normal Stains/Dirt

e.g. fat, oil and dirt particles, fingermarks, lime deposits, rust. juice, coffee, tea, wax, blood. universal marker etc. With a cloth or soft nylon brush and washing powder, soft soap, toilet soap or washing-up liquid. lf necessary, leave for a while and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Heavy Stains/ Dirt

e.g. discolouration through long exposure to tea. coffee. fruit juice etc. - With washing powder and household bleach (but do not repeat too often).

e.g. lead pencil, felt-tip pens, marker and ballpoint pens, lipstick, crayons, wax, shoe polish, nicotine, nail varnish -With an organic solvent such as acetone (nail varnish remover), methylated spirits, petroleum spirit, perchloroethylene. Read the manufacturer's instructions carefully!

e.g. paint (water or solvent based paints, two-component paints, spray paints), varnish stains, printing ink - With water or organic solvent. Remove two-component paints immediately.

e.g. adhesives (water-based, dispersion) - With water or an organic solvent

e.g. two-component adhesives, urea resin, melamine, phenolic resin - Remove immediately. Do not allow to harden!

ALWAYS AVOID EXCESS WATER AROUND AREAS WHERE THERE ARE CUT OUTS, AS THESE ARE POTENTIAL WEAK AREAS. ALWAYS WIPE AWAY EXCESS STANDING WATER IMMEDIATELY.

Cleaning and Caring for your Gloss Surface

General cleaning of the surface requires only a damp cloth and a mild detergent or non-abrasive cleaner diluted in warm water.

Abrasive scouring powders, creams and even polishes should all be avoided, potentially persistent stains should be removed immediately. Buff the surface after cleaning with a soft cloth.

A GLOSS SURFACE WILL SHOW SCRATCHING. CUTS, HEAT DAMAGE, MORE EASILY THAN A STANDARD FINISH SURFACE.

GUIDELINES FOR MEASURING AND CUTTING OF YOUR BATHROOM SURFACE:

IMPORTANT: ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK AND MEASURE TWICE AND THOROUGHLY INSPECT THE WORKTOP FOR ANY TRANSIT DAMAGES AND MARKS PRIOR TO FITTING.

Measuring & Marking

Once you are sure measurements are exact use a pencil to mark laminate. Note; Ensure you allow for any edging to be added.

Cutting:

When using a handsaw, cut through from laminate surface. A sharp fine tooth, 10/12 teeth per inch saw is ideal for a perfect cut.

When using a power saw, cut from the underside of the worktop. With the worktop face down follow your marking so that the saw teeth cuts towards the laminate surface.

ALWAYS ADJUST THE THICKNESS OF THE WORKTOP TO THE BASIN CUT-OUT TEMPLATE OR YOU WILL CUT THE BASIN UNIT FASCIA OUT TOO LOW.

Cut Out Basins and Bowls:

Use the pattern supplied with the sink to mark out. All cut edges must be sealed with water resistant materials, like polyurethane or silicone etc. paying particular attention to the fitting and sealing of semi-recessed, bowls, silicon sealant must go all the way under the front edges of the work surface where the bowl cuts into the bathroom top.