How to Care for Staron Solid Surfaces & Sinks
One of the best characteristics about Staron® surfaces and sinks? Durability. But even the most durable things need a little tender loving care. Follow the instructions below to preserve the beauty of your Staron sink or surface. Or download the complete Staron Solid Surfaces and Sinks Product Care and Maintenance Guide.
Routine Care & Maintenance
General cleaning of your Staron Solid Surfaces can be done by wiping the surface with a damp cloth or sponge. Then, dry the surface with a soft cloth or paper towels to prevent spotting, especially in areas with hard water.
For basic stains, clean with an ammonia-based product, such as household glass cleaner or commercially available non-abrasive spray-on cleaners for solid surface products. Wipe dry with a soft cloth or paper towels to prevent spotting.
Stubborn Stains and Minor Scratches
There are over 70 colors available and because each Staron surface can have a different type of finish, care and cleaning methods vary, depending on the finish. Download the complete product care and maintenance guide for instructions.
DO NOT attempt to repair deep scratches, chips or burns on your own. Contact your fabricator/installer for guidance.
Staron Solid Surfaces have excellent heat resistant properties compared to other countertop materials. However, placing hot pans and heat-generating appliances, such as electric grills or deep fryers, can damage the surface. Always use a hot pad or a trivet with rubber feet to protect the surface and avoid subjecting the surface to extreme hot temperatures.
Avoid exposing Staron Solid Surfaces to strong chemicals, such as paint removers, acetone, and oven cleaners. Surfaces exposed to these chemicals should be promptly flushed with water because contact may cause spots that require extensive repairs. Remove nail polish with a non-acetone-based nail polish remover and flush with water.
Never cut or chop directly on a Staron surface. Always use a cutting/chopping board.
Avoid standing on Staron countertops or dropping heavy objects on the surface.
Caring for Staron Sinks and Bowls
Staron® sinks and bowls are highly resistant to staining by common household foods, liquids and cosmetics. However, leaving food residue and chemicals on the surface to air dry can result in a stubborn stain unless rinsed immediately with water.
Routine Care and Maintenance
Clean regularly with Soft Scrub or a mild detergent such as those used for hand dishwashing.
For stubborn stains and minor scratches, apply a mild abrasives cleanser such as Bon-ami, Comet or Soft Scrub on the area and buff in a circular motion with a green Scotch-Brite pad. Buff over the entire sink to blend the finish and then rinse.
To keep sinks bright and clean, occasionally apply liquid bleach and water using the following steps.
- Fill sink 1/4 full with water and add 1 to 2 cups of bleach.
- Carefully (without splashing) scrub the entire surface with a green Scotch-Brite pad and sponge.
- Allow to stand for 15 minutes. Then, drain and rinse.
Staron sinks and bowls are highly durable. However, be sure to follow these guidelines:
- Allow heated cookware to cool before placing in sink.
- Always run cold water when pouring boiled water or hot liquids into sink.
- Do not expose the surface to harsh chemicals (e.g. paint remover, turpentine, nail polish remover [acetone]) or drain, stove and toilet cleaning products. If the chemicals come in contact with the surface, immediately wash them off with water, using appropriate safety measures to avoid injury.
- Avoid dropping heavy objects on the surface.
For further instructions and information, download the Staron Solid Surfaces and Sinks Product Care and Maintenance Guide.