8 Best Practices for Maintaining and Caring for CenturyLaminates
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8 Best Practices for Maintaining and Caring for CenturyLaminates

Laminates are among the most popular and preferred materials in furnishing and home interiors. Available in various colours and finishes, CenturyLaminates are affordable, long-lasting and even resistant to heat, impact and stains compared to other expensive brands. Therefore, you can use them in living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. However, like other materials, laminates also require cleaning, care, and maintenance.

Table of Contents:

Maintenance and Care Practices for CenturyLaminates

       ◆ Avoid Contact With Hot Surfaces

       ◆ Keep Sharp Objects Away

       ◆ Kitchen Shelves

       ◆ For Stubborn Stains

       ◆ For Bathrooms

       ◆ Cleaning Laminates

       ◆ For Furniture


Maintenance and Care Practices for CenturyLaminates

Daily practices and procedures help your laminates stay new and shiny for years. Here are a few tips that may help you:​​​​​​​

Avoid Contact With Hot Surfaces​​​​​​​

For laminates used in the kitchen, do not transfer hot utensils or frying pans directly from the oven or stove onto the laminate surfaces. You can use heat-resistant mats or silicone trivets to keep any hot vessels and protect the laminate surface from heat-generating appliances. ​​​​​​​

Keep Sharp Objects Away​​​​​​​

Avoid using knives or sharp objects directly on the decorative laminate surface or countertops. Use a chopping board or counter-saver to protect the laminate from unwanted scratches and marks. ​​​​​​​

Kitchen Shelves​​​​​​​

The shelves in any Indian household kitchen pick up a lot of grease and grime. Therefore, regular cleaning can help you keep your kitchen clean and hygienic. Mix warm water and a dishwashing liquid to form a solution. Use a sponge, dip it in the solution, and clean the shelves with this. You can use a soft plastic brush to get to the grime stuck in the nook and corners. Always remember to run a dry cloth immediately after cleaning to dry the surface. Since CenturyLaminates are non-porous and have antibacterial properties, dirt and bacteria do not accumulate on the surface. Still, with the help of oily fumes, they can easily settle in the seams. Therefore, make sure you get the corners while cleaning. Avoid using hard brushes because if it causes scratches or marks, dirt may begin settling in them. ​​​​​​​

For Stubborn Stains​​​​​​​

Any stubborn stains, such as coffee or paint, can be removed using a mild household detergent or cleaner mixed with water. Always use a brush with soft bristles to clean the stains. Repeat the process a few times instead of using strong cleaning agents, hard brushes, and scrubbers. If a stain persists, you can use baking soda and water paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and wait for a few minutes. Use a soft-bristled brush, and a few strokes should be enough to bring out the persisting stains. Baking soda is also a low abrasive, so ensure you do not leave the paste too long or scrub too hard or too much, especially on glossy laminate surfaces.

For Bathrooms

Never use a toilet cleaner to clean the laminates, as they contain harsh chemicals that can cause permanent damage to the laminate surface. If in the process of cleaning the bathroom, a spill occurs, wipe the surface immediately and wash with soapy water and rinse repeatedly. Hair, textile and food dyes can cause damage to your beautiful laminate surfaces. If any such dyes mistakenly spill on the laminate surface, clean with a damp cloth and use a dishwashing detergent or an all-purpose cleaner to clean the surface. Do not leave it to dry and become a stubborn stain. ​​​​​​​

General Cleaning Tips​​​​​​​

Wipe the laminate surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge. Use a mild soap or cleanser for thorough cleaning. Avoid using abrasive materials such as steel scrubs or hard brushes to clean them. Never use acid or other abrasive cleaners, as they can cause damage to the laminate surface. Do not leave steel wool and other abrasive pads on countertops, as the metal in them may rust and leave stains. Steel wool pads can cause damage to CenturyLaminates other than Lucida Century Laminates as the Lucida range comes with many features such as heat resistant, scuff-resistant, impact resistant, etc. ​​​​​​​

For Furniture​​​​​​​

Regular dusting with a microfiber cloth keeps your laminate surfaces clean. You can also use a vacuum cleaner with a soft bristle brush. Avoid waxing, polishing, varnishing, or washing laminated furniture. Do not let water or any liquid stay for long on the laminate. Use mats and coasters to prevent stains, spills and excess heat from reaching the surface. ​​​​​​​


Laminates beautify your homes and add a vibrant and luxurious touch to all surfaces. Follow the tips and practices mentioned above to keep your laminates looking shiny as new.

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