Solid Surface

How to care for your Gemini Solid Surface Worktops

With the correct care and maintenance your Gemini Solid Surface® worksurface should last for many years.

Follow these simple guidelines in order to keep the appearance of your worksurface in perfect condition and avoid any damaging effects.

Routine Cleaning

It is highly recommended that you remain vigilant when it comes to cleaning up spillages of common household items such as tea, coffee, wine, vinegar, fruit juice, cooking sauces, etc.

It is far easier to clean up these spills when they happen, before they dry and become stubborn. To clean, use a damp cloth and if necessary, a small amount of Gemini Worktops worksurface cleaner. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove any residue and dry immediately with paper or cloth towels. For best results, buff in smooth circular motions with a lint-free white microfibre cloth.

Do not use multi surface polishes on the worksurface as these will affect the appearance of the surface.

Any water spillages should be wiped up and dried immediately with paper or cloth towels to prevent a build-up of limescale on the worksurface.

Removal of Dried Spillages and Limescale

Some items harden as they dry and become more difficult to remove from your worksurface. For more stubborn stains, apply Barkeepers Friend cream cleaner with a non-abrasive, non-metallic, white top cleaning sponge.

Do not use any scouring pads that may scratch or dull the surface. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove any residue and dry immediately with paper or cloth towels. For best results, buff in smooth circular motions with a white lint-free microfibre cloth.

Avoiding Oils, Chemicals, Dyes and Solvents

Avoid using acid drain cleaners, stripping agents, grease removers, caustic soda or products that have a PH value above 10 on Gemini Solid Surface®.

Do not use solvents that contain methylene chloride, dichloromethane or chloromethane. Oils, chemicals, dyes and solvents can permanently damage your work surface.

If you do spill any of these types of product on your work surface, blot up immediately and rinse thoroughly with water to remove any residue.

Dry immediately with paper or cloth towels. For best results buff in smooth circular motions with a white lint-free microfibre cloth.

Oils and dyes capable of staining can be found in common food items. Therefore, please do not allow spillages from these types of products to remain on work surfaces for any amount of time and clean up immediately using the instructions above.

Hot objects

Whilst your worksurface has a heat resistance, it is not heat proof. To avoid thermal impact

damage, you should not place heated items directly on to the worktop. Heat trivets must be used when placing hot pans or similar items onto the surface.

Heavy and Sharp objects

Do not stand, sit or place heavy objects onto the surface and avoid dropping or knocking objects that can cause impact to the surface or edge of your worktop.

Never cut directly onto a surface and always utilise a chopping board when preparing food.

Gemini Solid Surface Sinks

Gemini Solid Surface sinks can be cleaned using a spray mix of ¾ household bleach and ¼ water. Leave the spray mix on the sink surface for at least a few hours although ideally apply in the evening and leave overnight, but no longer than 16 hours. Then rinse thoroughly with hot soapy water and a damp cloth.

Instant Boiling Water Taps

Avoid running only boiling water direct into a Gemini Solid Surface sink. Always use a container or run cold water alongside the boiling water to prevent surface damage in and around the Gemini Solid Surface sink.

Repairs

Whatever happens, if you experience damage to your Gemini Solid Surface worktops do not despair! As the material is solid and homogenous, most damage can be repaired in situ to restore the original surface integrity. Contact our Customer Service team for help either performing a self-repair or information on arranging a professional repair.

Care Kit

A Gemini Solid Surface® care kit is recommended for day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of the worktop. A courtesy care kit is provided on installation, however further care kits are available to order below

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