Melamine are not scratch-proof but rather, scratch resistant. Thus it is possible to permanently scratch or mark the melamine surface, particularly with a sharp implement.
Household cleaners can be classified into 3 types:
- Liquids – non abrasive or caustic.
- Creams (eg. Jif, Ajax Cream Cleaners,ect)
- Powders and Pastes ( Ajax, Bon Ami, Gumption ect)
Abrasive creams, powders and pastes will permanently alter the appearance of a laminate surface with continual use.
We recommend the use of liquid cleaners for general day-to-day use.
Whenever stubborn spots occur which cannot be removed with a liquid cleaner, then the careful use of a cream cleaner for these spots should be used.
For finishing we recommend Windex because it does not leave streak marks on the laminate surface after cleaning.