How to clean and maintain your Neolith kitchen worktops

Neolith surfaces- A Brief

Neolith surfaces have an extraordinary mechanical strength due to the latest technology employed in its generation of lightweight yet resistant materials for internal and external applications including kitchens, bathrooms, patios and external flooring.

The process in which Neolith is produced, transforms 100% purest raw materials into an impeccable tolerant surface for indoor and outdoor applications. As with any product manufactured with the new process of Sintered mechanisation, Neolith requires minimal care & maintenance that extends its longevity and visual charm forever.

Here are the correct recommendations on how to clean and maintain your Neolith kitchen worktops and keep them smooth and pristine as in the very first day of installation.

Neolith cleaning procedure:

To remove dust, food scraps and waste deposit; a damp cloth is sufficient for cleaning Neolith kitchen worktop. Use a dry cloth to absorb any spilt liquid on the surface.

As precautionary measures, it is not a bad idea that you try to clean Neolith as soon as substances are spilt onto the surface especially the ones with vivid colours such as coffee, wine, juice, etc.

Neolith is extremely resistant to staining and can take even strong colouring agents such as curry or tea, although is with any good investment, it is always good to take minimal care and precautions.

Neolith Calacatta Gold kitchen worktops in a contemporary kitchen application

Removing Stains:

Stains can be easily removed on these surfaces by using a little bit of warm water (which helps removing grease) and a clean cloth or a soft sponge; the same kind that you use to clean non-stick pan or glass. Leave the stained spot soaking in warm water for a few minutes to facilitate its removal.

Depending on the amount of time that a liquid sat exposed on the stone, some stains can be a little bit trickier to be removed. The longer a stain sits on the material, the higher are chances it can cause more work to be removed. It is therefore advisable to remove stains as soon as these occur.

For stains caused by cement, rust, lime and plaster, apply acidic detergents and to clean resins, ice cream, permanent marker, candle wax, epoxy glues and rubber, you can use a solvent. Lastly, you can also use alkaline for ice cream, wine and grease.

It is also recommended that you always pay attention to the detergent’s descriptions. Some brands may contain waxes or polishing additives that, after several washes, can leave behind an oily film on top the surface which can make them look dull and although removable, it is them more work to be cleaned.

There are also some treatments which are not necessary to be applied on Neolith worktops, these include hydro-oil repellent, oily soaps, waxes and similar agents.

Do not’s while maintaining Neolith kitchen worktops

The manufacturer of Neolith, The Size, provides a 10-year long warranty although Neolith is not indestructible. Due to its natural properties, it is advisable to avoid a heavy impact that could cause chipping.

To avoid potential scratches, avoid preparing food directly over the stone, use a cutting board and do not pull or drag pans or any other kitchenware. This isn’t absolutely necessary but it is always advisable to look after any type of surface, regardless of how resistant they may be.

Refrain from placing hot cooking pots directly on the Neolith surface. Instead, you can invest in a cotton cloth, napkins or pads. They are affordable and add a cute touch to your kitchen décor.

Neolith Basalt Black worktops in a modern kitchen environment

Understand your minimum use and care responsibility

Although extremely tough and resistant in all aspects, misguidance can cause damage to any surface, even the strongest ones such as Neolith, especially when people assume that any cleaning substance is acceptable. This is only partly true. Neolith maintenance comes with certain recommendations, which your stone supplier must inform about. Buying any Neolith product from an authorised supplier such as MKW Surfaces in London, UK is highly recommended as it will guarantee that the Company supplying the surfaces knows and understands the care required to maintain your worktops pristine for many decades to come. They must address your concerns and inform you of the correct procedures.

Neolith in the UK has gained immense popularity in recent years for all type of internal and external application in a wide array of industries including civil construction, architecture, interior design, construction and also decoration. Its revolutionary production follows strict standards, under European controls and guidelines which includes several analyses and tests to uphold the market’s as well as consumers’ expectations. It is a cost-effective product when compared to the extensive list of benefits and infinite luxurious finishes, offering the possibility of choosing to have a smart investment that will add value to any property.