With laminate, you are not only opting for a tried-and-tested material, but also for maximum creativity in terms of kitchen design. Even choosing the collection and the design is quite a task.
At Lechner, you have a choice of three surface finishes:
- Matt: Whether fantasy décor, a stone effect worktop or a classic wood look – our matt collection is available in numerous attractive design variations.
- High gloss: A high-gloss worktop is suitable for modern and exclusive kitchens in which a certain extra sparkle is required. The surface, which resembles polished stone, is given an elegant finish with a brilliant edge that matches the design.
- Colour + Structure: The C+S collection comprises premium selected colour shades that are almost indistinguishable from their stone or wood counterparts. This special and hardened laminate is even more robust and feels extremely natural. A hands-on approach is definitely preferable!
Valuable tips for everyday use of laminate worktops
- Always use a suitable base when cutting to protect the surface of your worktop.
- Place hot pots or pans on a suitable mat. This prevents damage to the surface due to heat.
- When cleaning, avoid all kinds of sharp-edged, abrasive and pointed objects such as metal scrapers, metal wool and scouring cream. Acids and agents containing chlorine are also not suitable.
- Remove standing water on the butt joints promptly with a cloth to avoid any swelling of the panel.
- Do not use furniture polishes or products containing grease or wax to treat your worktop. These can leave unsightly layers.
- Dry the surface with a microfibre cloth after cleaning. This prevents the formation of limescale stains and prevents streaks.
How to clean a laminate kitchen worktop
Clean your worktop with a soft sponge or dishcloth and a little lukewarm water. This will remove a significant amount of dirt. Dried-on splashes and more stubborn stains can be removed with
- glass cleaner
- mild vinegar-based cleaners
- soapy water
- or special kitchen cleaners
Trouble with grease, wax and stains?
A mixture of commercially available detergent with water helps to break down particularly stubborn dirt. Leave this to work overnight and wipe clean the next day with lukewarm water and a soft cloth or an equally soft nylon brush. Liquid cleaner mixed with polishing chalk can also remove stubborn dirt, but should never be used on a high gloss worktop.
If grease or wax has spread on the laminate, a little white spirit will help. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water afterwards.