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.
Cleaning instructions for surfaces in solid colours
Solid-colour surfaces tend to be more prone to streaking and contamination. Regardless of the material of your worktop, we therefore recommend being particularly attentive when cleaning and caring for your plain surface and removing any contamination immediately.