Care & Maintenance

Hanex Recommendations

Everyday Cleaning

Wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge soaked in water. For basic stains, clean with mild detergents or general all purpose cleaners. Periodically go over the entire surface with a mild abrasive cleanser or a wet blue Scotch Brite™? pad to maintain a uniform appearance.

COVID-19 Sanitizing

For cleaning and disinfecting, it is safe to use the following procedure on your Hanex Solid Surface countertops:

A solution of 70% denatured alcohol* and 30% water. Mix well. Then using a clean microfiber or cotton cloth, wipe down the entire countertop surface and edges. Rinse the areas just cleaned using a damp cloth.

Repeat this procedure several times per day – or as often as necessary to control the spread of germs.

*Note: Denatured alcohol is a solvent and has additives (including a pungent odor) that are meant to prevent consumption. While marginally less effective, isopropyl or rubbing alcohol can be substituted and used at full strength. Please note that for any of these alcohol-based products, follow the manufacturers instructions with regard to use and safety precautions, including the following.

  • Do not mix with other chemicals. Use only water for the purpose of diluting.
  • Alcohol is flammable. Do not use around open flames or other ignition source.
  • Use with proper ventilation as fumes can be harmful or irritating.
  • May cause skin irritation – especially in open wounds. Never ingest or consume any of the products listed. Keep away from children.

Heat Damage

The innate feature of Hanex Solid Surfaces gives it excellent heat resistant properties compared to other surfacing materials in the market, however, to prevent any damages from heat, never place hot items directly on Hanex Solid Surfaces. Always use trivets with rubber feet when placing hot items on the countertop. Remember, placing hot pans or heat-generating appliances directly on Hanex Solid Surfaces may cause damages to your countertop. Avoid direct and indirect heat reaching temperatures of 80°C (170°F) or above.

Chemical Damages

Avoid strong chemicals that can cause damages to your surface such as oven cleaners, acetone, paint removers, and other strong chemicals. If exposed, promptly flush with water. Remember, prolonged contact with harsh chemicals can cause serious damage to your countertop.

Simple Steps to Avoid Damage

Avoid cutting directly on Hanex Solid Surfaces, always use a cutting board.

Never place hot pans directly on the countertop. Even though Hanex Solid Surfaces can withstand temperatures up to 350°F, prolonged periods or extreme heat could cause permanent damage.

Strong acids, such as those found in drain cleaners should be flushed with water immediately. Some of these items, when left on surface may cause whitening, which can be difficult to remove.

Removing Persistent Stains

To remove persistent stains, cigarette burns or scratches: Scrub the stained area with a mild abrasive cleanser using blue Scotch Brite™? pad.

For deep scratches and/or other damages which may require an expert repair, please contact your Authorized Hanex Solid Surfaces Repair Agent or Certified Hanex Solid Surfaces Fabricator.

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