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Care and Maintenance of Your New Kitchen Doors

You should avoid storing or installing any type of door into a newly plastered kitchen, or any room with a high humidity as this can damage the door. We suggest that you clean the doors with a mild detergent. You should avoid any harsh or abrasive cleaners.

You can avoid possible heat damage to your doors by following these simple guidelines;

Doors fitted adjacent to any heorktopat source should be protected with heat protector strips which are available for purchase on this website.

Avoid placing any heat and steam producing appliances (such as toasters, deep fat fryers, kettles, bread makers etc) directly below your doors as this can cause damage.

The correct care will help ensure that your new doors have a long and happy life.

Caring for High Gloss Door Finishes

After your doors have been fitted, we suggest that you do not remove the protective plastic film covering the doors for at least one week, to allow the surface to 'cure'.

You should clean the doors with a soft damp cloth with a mild detergent. Never use any harsh or abrasive cleaners and this may damage the gloss surface of the door.

Normal cleaning and polishing may leave minor scratches on the surface of the door, which is quite natural.

Care and Maintenance of Your New Worktops

Melamine resin is the hardest of all synthetically produced organic materials. This is the reason for the high scratch and wear resistance of HPL. The high impact resistance of the material is due to the elasticity of phenolic resin.

These properties also explain the high resistance of HPL to chemicals and heat. Burning a cigarette on the surface of HPL is one of the quality tests specified in BS/EN 438, which also determines all the other qualities important for the user.

However, the bottoms of some saucepans can become extremely hot and we recommend using a protective pad.

* Conforming to BS/EN 438There's nothing easier than cleaning and caring for Duropal Worktops.

A major advantage of Duropal Worktops 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. Brushes with hard bristles (but not wire brushes) may also be used.Please do not cut or chop directly on the worktop surface – always use a chopping board or worktop saver.

Always place hot pans, ovenware and irons on a trivet or protective pad to protect the surface from the intense heat which can cause damage to the worktop if placed directly on the surface.

The use of abrasive cleaners and pads, corrosive or aggressive cleaning agents should be avoided as they will have a detrimental effect on the worktop surface.

The use of PVC aprons may affect the durability of the HPL on the post-formed edge of worktops, and could lead to premature wear in high traffic work areas such as in front of the sink and hob.

Kettles, coffee machines, fryers and other heat or damp source should not be positioned directly over worktop joints. Constant changes in temperature could lead to failure of the joint.

Cuts and scratches will be more noticeable on dark decors and gloss finishes.

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